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White House : America calls for the immediate release of Sudanese officials

The White House has expressed concern over reports of a military coup in Sudan, and called for the immediate release of Sudanese officials.

White House spokeswoman Karen Jean-Pierre said that the US government was “deeply concerned” about reports of a military coup in Sudan, noting that this coup “contradicts the will of the Sudanese people.”

“We reject the army’s actions and call for the immediate release of the prime minister and the others who have been placed under house arrest,” she added.

The office of the Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdullah Hamdok, announced that the Prime Minister and his wife were kidnapped at dawn today, Monday, from their residence in Khartoum, and they were taken to an unknown destination by a military force.

According to media reports, military forces arrested 4 government ministers and civilian member of the Sovereignty Council, Muhammad al-Faki Suleiman.

Among the arrested ministers were Minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers Khaled Omar, Minister of Information Hamza Balloul, and Minister of Industry Ibrahim al-Sheikh.

Source: “Reuters” 

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