About  |  contact  |  Search  |  RSS
Last Update: 22 Hour and 49 Minute ago
News code: 27661
Published Date: Wednesday 12 June 2019 - 13:55:37
Print 

UN Security Council strongly condemns Sudan violence

UN Security Council strongly condemns Sudan violence
World  - The UN Security Council on Tuesday strongly condemned recent violence in Sudan and called on Khartoum's military rulers and protest movement to work toward a solution to the crisis.


In a unanimous statement, the council called for an immediate halt to attacks against civilians and stressed the importance of upholding human rights.

The appeal from world powers came a week after Russia and China had blocked a similar draft statement on the crisis in Sudan.

More than 100 people were killed in a crackdown on protesters on June 3, according to a committee of doctors, but officials have said the death toll is much lower, AFP reported.

Sudan has been led by a military council since it toppled president Omar al-Bashir on April 11 after months of nationwide protests against his autocratic rule.

As protests demanding an end to military rule continued, Sudan's security forces violently broke up a sit-in outside the military headquarters in Khartoum on June 3.

Following a mediation led by Ethiopia, protest leaders agreed to return to talks with Sudan's generals.

The council called on all sides "to continue working together towards a consensual solution to the current crisis" and voiced support for African-led diplomatic efforts.

UN diplomats said the statement drafted by Britain and Germany ran into some resistance from China and Russia, which did not want to issue a condemnation, but the strong language was nevertheless agreed.

A senior US diplomat, Tibor Nagy, is to arrive in Khartoum this week for talks on the crisis.

Negotiations between the military rulers and protest leaders had broken down over disagreements on whether a planned transitional body would be headed by a civilian or a military figure.

The United Nations is strongly backing the African Union in its bid to put Sudan on a path toward civilian rule.

The Security Council will discuss Sudan on Friday during a meeting focused on the joint UN-AU peacekeeping mission in Darfur, known as UNAMID.

 

News Code: 27661
Published Date: Wednesday 12 June 2019 - 13:55:37
No Comment,Be the first one who comments.
Comments

Name

email  

website

Comment  

Security code [*]: Please enter correct answer in security box.:

 = 8+3

Opinion
Mass shootings: The most American way to kill and die
Mass shootings: The most American way to kill and die
David A Love, Philadelphia-based freelance journalist and commentator
The treatment of migrants likely ‘meets the definition of a mass atrocity’
The treatment of migrants likely ‘meets the definition of a mass atrocity’
Kate Cronin-Furman,assistant professor of HR at University College London
A HR ambassador won’t convince the world that Britain cares
A HR ambassador won’t convince the world that Britain cares
David Wearing, Specialist on UK foreign policy in ME
The return of Palestinian refugees is quite possible
The return of Palestinian refugees is quite possible
Ahmed Abu Artema, Palestinian journalist and peace activist.
Gaza has made its choice: It will continue to resist
Gaza has made its choice: It will continue to resist
Haidar Eid, associate Professor at Al-Aqsa University in Gaza