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Apr 11, 2019
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MEMRI Reform Project Director Mansour Al-Hadj: The World Must Not Recognize Sudanese Military Council, Which Does Not Represent The People

#7152 | 02:09
Source: Al-Hurra TV (The U.S.)

MEMRI director of reform Mansour Al-Hadj was interviewed on the Al-Hurra TV (U.S.) about the military coup against Sudanese President Al-Bashir. He called upon "the world's countries, and first and foremost the United States, to refuse to recognize the (Sudanese coup) regime, and to respond to the demands of the Sudanese people." Al-Hadj warned that the military council will try to eliminate the protest or to "perpetrate crimes against the people." He called upon "all the countries of the free world to stand by the Sudanese people, until all the demands for which they have taken to the streets are met.” He added that "the interim military council does not represent the Sudanese people. It is nothing but a continuation of the previous regime." The Interview aired on April 11, 2019.

 

Mansour Al-Hadj: I call upon the world’s countries, and first and foremost the United States, to refuse to recognize the [Sudanese coupe] regime, and to respond to the demands of the Sudanese people. The Sudanese people is waging an enormous popular revolution, in order to uproot a regime that has been burdening them for 30 years. The ridiculous announcement published today does not represent the Sudanese people. The military council and the security are conspiring against the Sudanese people, and in the next few days, they will try to eliminate the [protest], or to perpetrate crimes against the people. I call upon all the countries of the free world to stand by the Sudanese people, until all the demands for which they have taken to the streets are met.

 

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The basic problem is that the generals and senior officers of the army are implicated to the core in all the woes brought upon Sudan by the Bashir regime. Therefore, they are now trying to save their skins, rather than respond to the demands of the Sudanese people.

 

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The interim military council does not represent the Sudanese people. It is nothing but a continuation of the previous regime. Therefore, it is pointless to even sit [to negotiate] with it. We have the Egyptian case before us. We have seen what the military does to the people. The Sudanese military is planning to repeat the same scenario.

 

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What acts of heroism has the Sudanese military ever performed? It divided Sudan and instigated civil wars against its own people. This army has never done anything remarkable.

 

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