Sudan’s de facto leader, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, endangered on Friday the United Nation’s special representative, Volker Perthes, on Friday for alleged meddling in the country’s affairs.
During the nation’s address on Monday, the United Nations Security Council, Perthes stated that Sudan was going toward an economic and security collapse unless its civilian-led transition, upended in the 2021 military coup by Burhan, was restored.
At the same time, Perthes also warned the residents about increasing crimes and lawlessness, killing the anti-coup protestors, violence against women by security forces, and increased targeting of activists.
Burhan warned Perthes to stop violating the order of the United Nations mission and egregious interference in Sudanese affairs, as that would guide to his ouster from the country.
He also urged the UN and the African Union to “encourage dialogue among Sudanese while not exceeding their mandate.” This was said in a statement that was issued by the armed forces.
On Thursday, one of the chief newspaper editors criticized the UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission Sudan. They were headed by Perthes, of not attaching to the principle of impartiality.
UNITAMS rejected the charge but demanded it was “not neutral concerning its commitment to protecting human rights, freedoms, and democracy.”
Protest is very common nowadays in Sudan, especially after the police face a violent crackdown continuously by security forces that have, so far, killed 93 people, as per the reports of doctors.
According to Perthes, UNITAMS, along with the AU and regional bloc, had agreed on their joint efforts in order to boost Sudanese-led talks.
The Friends of Sudan, a grouping that included the United States, Britain, and the European Union, had also tossed their weight behind the latest efforts to facilitate dialogue.
The group called for restoring the civilian-led transition that had followed the 2019 removal of longtime dictator Omar al-Bashir as it “would pave the path to revive economic aid and international debt relief.”