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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reviewed the Press Statement by the US State Department regarding a new aggression that the RSF terrorist militia intends to launch against the city of El Fasher.

Republic of Sudan
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Office of the Spokesperson and Media Directorate
Press Statement

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reviewed the Press Statement issued yesterday, Wednesday, April 24, 2024, by the US State Department regarding a new aggression that the RSF terrorist militia intends to launch against the city of El Fasher.
The Ministry supports the assertion of the Statement that the terrorist RSF and its affiliated militias have razed a multiple villages west of El Fasher, and that the displaced people in the city, estimated at hundreds of thousands, are the ones who will be the victims of the RSF militia’s expected attck. The massacres and atrocities committed by the Militia in El Geneina, Wad Madani, Gezira State and elsewhere have proven that it primarily targets unarmed and defenseless civilians, especially the displaced persons.

Nevertheless, the Ministry reiterates its complete rejection of the underlying and unjust equation in the US Department’s statement between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), the national army supported by the Sudanese people, and a terrorist militia, which is dominated by foreign mercenaries. The Ministry further
refuses the unfounded allegations that the SAF carries out indiscriminate aerial bombardments or hinders the delivery of humanitarian aid. Evidently, it is the terrorist militia who continues to carry out premeditated and declared attacks on humanitarian warehouses and convoys.

The Ministry moreover draws attention to the report of the UN Secretary-General to the Security Council, on Tuesday 23 April which states that in the year 2023 the Militia kidnapped more than 160 women and subjected them to rape and detainment in a state similar to slavery. This report corrobartres previous and successive reports by human rights organizations, UN experts, and international media on the harrowing atrocities committed by the militia against women. This is in addition to the State Department’s own determination in December 2023 that the RSC militia committed war crimes, crimes against humanity, and ethnic cleansing reminiscent of genocide, as well as the findings of US lawmakers that the Militia’s crimes in Dafur amount to genocide.

It is therefore puzzling that the Department of State consistently avoids condemning the Militia in a clear and unequivocal manner, without linking it to false allegations against the SAF. This happens in spite of the fact that the atrocities committed by the Militia are the equivalent to or even worse than those committed by similar groups classified as terrorist organizations by the international community. Hence , if the United States is unwilling to support the SAF and the people of the Sudan in their war against the terror of RSF militia, it should at least stop making baseless accusations against the National Army of the Sudan.

Thursday, April 25, 2024

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