US diplomats attacked in Sudan violence, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken immediately called, said ‘This is not tolerable’
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has called for a ceasefire.
Blinken spoke to generals in Sudan to stop the violence.
In Sudan, this violence occurs between the army and paramilitary forces.
Khartoum: Clashes between army and paramilitary forces in Sudan have been going on for three consecutive days. According to the New York Times report, approximately 200 people died and more than 1,800 people were injured. Last Monday, an arson attack took place in a US diplomatic convoy. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday that the attack was carried out by forces affiliated with the paramilitary Sudanese Rapid Support Force. He spoke by telephone on Tuesday with the commander of the Sudanese armed forces, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the head of the RSF, General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, and said that any threat against American diplomats is unacceptable.
Meanwhile, diplomatic pressure is mounting on Sudan to end the violence. Senior diplomats, including the US Secretary of State, UN Secretary General, European Union foreign policy chief, Arab League chief and African Union Commission chief, called on both sides to end the fighting. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he urged Arab League, African Union and regional leaders to end the conflict.
Amid widespread violence, the Indian Embassy in the capital Khartoum, in its latest advisory issued on Monday, urged Indians not to leave their homes and to remain calm. On Sunday, the embassy said an Indian citizen died of gunshot wounds in Khartoum. In its second advisory issued after the outbreak of violence in Khartoum, the Indian mission said: “Based on the latest information, there was no let up in fighting on the second day as well.” We urge Indians to stay where they are and not come out.
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