White House Spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre answered journalists’ questions at the daily press conference.
Stating that President Joe Biden’s national security team is in direct communication with the conflicting parties in Sudan, Jean-Pierre stated that they continue to call on the parties to stop the conflicts without preconditions and to achieve a permanent ceasefire.
Jean-Pierre stated that the United States is coordinating with regional and international partners and Sudanese stakeholders to support a permanent ceasefire in Sudan and the establishment of a committee to oversee the negotiation, conclusion and implementation of humanitarian situations.
Clashes between army and HDK in Sudan
Armed clashes broke out between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary force HDK on the morning of April 15 in the capital of Sudan, Khartoum and other cities.
The disagreement between the army and the HDK regarding the military security reform, which envisages “the full participation of the HDK in the army”, had turned into a hot conflict in the last few months.
The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the Sovereignty Council Chairman and Army Commander General Abdulfettah al-Burhan had decided to dissolve the HDK, which clashed with the army, and to declare a rebel force against the state, and that they would act on this basis.
Sudan’s Ministry of Health announced that 460 people have lost their lives and 4,063 people have been injured in clashes since April 15.