Disregarding the significantly increasing number of casualties

Mohammed Saad

Unfortunately, there are countries regionally and globally that do not wish for a quick end to the war in Sudan. They prefer it to continue for some time, mostly for economic goals, disregarding the significantly increasing number of casualties since the start of the war in Sudan. According to the UN estimates, more than 12,000 have been killed, and thousands have been displaced, forced to leave their homes. These countries shamelessly call for the continuation of the war in Sudan, after previously denying their bias and support for the rebel Rapid Support Forces against the Sudanese government and people. They do so through platforms like IGAD and by hosting rebel leaders, supporting them financially and militarily to kill Sudanese people and displace them for mere economic gains and promises of financial and political aid. They seem to forget that the Sudanese conflict could become the spark that ignites or explodes in the entire region—a regional war that may become global and directly harm these countries. Sudanese people welcomed the Sudanese government’s decision to freeze its membership in the IGAD organization. This decision affirmed that IGAD does not respect the principles and regulations it was founded upon, particularly that attendance at IGAD meetings is limited to member governments, not individuals, without the state’s consent. Furthermore, IGAD relies on consultation with governments in discussing any issue, which IGAD exceeded in its recent meeting. Sudan’s government freezing its IGAD membership came at an appropriate time to clarify the sovereignty of the state and to defend the honor of all Sudanese. It serves as a lesson for all countries and international organizations not to overtly interfere in Sudanese affairs. It is essential to adhere to the Juba platform and implement its outcomes. Saudi Arabia and the United States must pressure the rebel militia to implement the Juba outcomes, which should focus on humanitarian and military aspects without adding any political or factional issues. Additionally, the file of neighboring countries, led by the Arab Republic of Egypt, should be addressed. Finally, the African Union and the League of Arab States, along with the United Nations, must initiate a political process involving all Sudanese political components without exclusion.

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