An exclusive interview with Saad Mohammad Abdullah The official spokesman for the SPlM-N

Q: Can you share your perspective on the political divisions and events unfolding in Sudan?
A: The Sudanese political map speaks for itself, revealing the causes and motivations behind the divisions. Despite similar political goals, discrepancies arise when examining the recurring meetings and conflicting statements from various political forces in different capitals. We’ve presented numerous political proposals and initiatives for Sudanese dialogue, aiming to bridge viewpoints and avoid sliding into the warfare experienced in the vast Sudanese countryside. Unfortunately, some political groups, driven by opportunistic motives, aligned with armed militias linked to external entities, leading to a historical catastrophe.
Q: What actions have you taken in response to this situation?
A: Our focus is directed towards a future illuminated by the unity of our resilient people and the strength of our living political forces. Currently engaged in a defensive war against forces funded and directed by regional and international governments supporting the Rapid Support Forces and their allies, our goal is to thwart colonial plans by preserving national unity, safeguarding state institutions, retaining sovereign decision-making, and protecting Sudanese resources. Regardless of the circumstances, we will not allow these outcomes to materialize.
Q: What does the future hold for the Juba Peace Agreement amid recent shifts in the positions of some signatories?
A: The strength of the Juba Peace Agreement lies in its comprehensive texts addressing the issues and aspirations of marginalized communities in rural and urban areas. Serving as a gateway to a stable state, equal citizenship, fair development, and the National Constitutional Conference, it outlines the future national reconstruction. Dealing with these matters rationally is crucial to navigate away from the vortex of prolonged war. As long as the spirit of the agreement lives on and its embedded issues remain untouched, adherence is essential. There is no logical basis for those abandoning their duties in implementing the agreement and aligning with rebellious militias. Their position within a politically ailing alliance attempting to grind air and sell illusions will soon reveal its failure and lack of objectivity
. Q: Are there countries supporting the armed forces?
A: Certainly, several friendly nations closely monitor the current situation in our country. While some countries support aggression against Sudan, others stand by peace, stability, and the respect of our sovereignty. Sudan’s diplomacy has provided detailed explanations about the internal conflicts, the state’s stance on the ongoing war, methods to halt it, and the application of the slogan “Sudanese solutions to Sudan’s problems.” This aligns with the declared government roadmap. On another note, the Non-Aligned Movement provided a broad platform to clarify the Sudanese issue globally, emphasizing the importance of uniting people and governments to establish a multipolar global political system.
Q: How do you perceive the positions of IGAD and the Sudanese government’s response?
A: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) was established to combat drought, desertification, and pests in the Horn of Africa. Despite Sudan’s initial response to IGAD’s peace appeal, the organization displayed a clear bias towards rebel militias, prompting the Sudanese government to freeze its membership. IGAD needs to correct its course to serve the strategic interests of the Horn of Africa’s peoples.
Q: The war has displaced millions; how do you view their issues?
A: It’s regrettable to hear the stories of forcibly displaced individuals, victims of militia attacks. The focus should be on addressing the needs of these internally displaced people and refugees. Despite security challenges, the government and organizations must prioritize providing essential necessities, ensuring food and medical security in camps, and urging national, regional, and international organizations to launch a major campaign to support these vulnerable populations.
Q: What is the expected scenario in Sudan during the second year of the war?
A: Political and diplomatic movements are underway. Military battles indicate the Armed Forces and the National Resistance are gaining ground, weakening the Rapid Support Forces’ control over civilian and military locations. Global reactions are shifting, with some nations condemning rebels and allies while signaling cooperation with Sudan for stability. Considering these factors, gradual liberation of Sudan is expected over the next year, leading to the final triumph.
Q: Will there be social repercussions for tribes known to support the Rapid Support Forces?
A: Specific tribes aren’t supporting rebels, but individuals from diverse communities are involved. The majority of these communities are known for their generosity and ethics. They will prevail against the forces of evil by standing with the state. Tribal leaders must emphasize unity and be cautious of the risks facing the country. Social reconciliation conferences are crucial for national recovery.
Q: What is the vision for the future of your forces, and how large is the integrated force within the Armed Forces?
A: A significant number of People’s Army forces have been integrated into military institutions according to security arrangements. Despite harsh security and political conditions, the process is proceeding in the right direction. The People’s Army leadership affirms full readiness to fulfill their role in defending the nation. They stand alongside the Armed Forces until Sudan triumphs over the orchestrated conspiracy.

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