Saudi Arabia, UAE, UK, and US Call for Sudan Coup End

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates joined the United States and the United Kingdom on Wednesday in urging the leaders of the coup to restore the civilian government in Sudan.

The two Arab powers, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which previously had only emphasized stability in Sudan, now have also called for a reversal of the coup.

“We call for the full and immediate restoration of its civilian-led transitional government and institutions,” the four countries said in a joint statement released on Wednesday by the US Department of State.

The four countries also asked the state of emergency be lifted and all those detained in connection with the recent coup released.

“Violence has no place in the new Sudan, on this point, we encourage an effective dialogue between all parties, and we urge all to ensure that the peace and security for the people of Sudan is a top priority,” it added in the statement.

On Wednesday, the office of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok denied a report he had agreed to lead a new government and insisted that the deposed prime minister wanted detainees released and governing bodies restored before entering into any dialogue.

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