Al-Burhan warns of “parties” trying to dismantle the Sudanese army


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          <p>The head of the Sudanese Transitional Sovereignty Council, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, criticized, in a sharp tone, the executive authority led by civilians, against the background of demands for the mandate of companies belonging to the "military and security sector" owned by the army.  And he warned against attempts to dismantle the Sudanese army, pledging in an enthusiastic tone to "raise the flag of Sudan in the occupied territories" on the disputed borders with Egypt and Ethiopia.

Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok said in an interview with the official radio, last Friday, that his government had begun serious steps to restore these companies and return them to the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Finance, which now controls 18 percent of public money, at a time of increasing demands to raise The hand of the army for civilian investment business.

The affiliation of companies that exceed 421, according to al-Burhan, to entities not affiliated with the Ministry of Finance, is one of the intractable files within the components of the civil and military transitional government.

In a speech to officers from various military units on the occasion of the 66th anniversary of the founding of the Sudanese army in Omdurman, Al-Burhan said yesterday that they (the military), and since the formation of the transitional government, have asked the executive body to benefit from the funds of these companies, but he did not take decisions regarding them.

Al-Burhan held what he called “the responsibility for the economic failure of the executive body,” and accused him of suspending “his failure on the army,” and continued: “No one has the right to suspend his failure on the armed forces … The failures are those who want to find a peg on which to pin the failure.”

Al-Burhan sent direct messages, without equivocation, to Hamdok’s government and to the coalition of “Forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change,” the political reference for the civilian government, in which he held it “fully responsible for the poor economic conditions in the country,” and accused it of “neglecting to address the main issues, and being content with the struggle over power.” And posts ».

He referred to the living distress experienced by the citizens, and attributed it to the poor planning and management of state resources. He said, “We asked them to take over the companies, but so far they have not come.” He continued, “The political entities have not yet turned to building their parties and preparing for the upcoming elections.” He added, “Every party wants a ministry or a state to govern it, forgetting the people who are suffering from political conflict.”

On the other hand, Al-Burhan accused parties – he did not name – of working to “kidnap” the revolution from the youth, and pledged to protect the armed forces for the goals of the revolution and “not to abandon them.” And he said: “We will stand a whale’s thorn for those who seek to steal the revolution.” It stands with the people, not against it, and will not let it down, nor will it allow any party to channel its blood and sweat in its favor. ”

And he broke the proof that “the armed forces are with complete change in the country, irreversible, and there is no betrayal, fraud or deception,” warning of “unknown parties targeting the unity of Sudan.” He said, “There are parties seeking to seize the lands of Sudan.” However, he reiterated that the armed forces will not give up these rights, or withdraw from them.

The head of the “Sovereignty Council” affirmed the army’s ability to regain the “Halayeb and Shalateen” area, which is disputed with Egypt, and the area of ​​Al-Fashaqa Al-Kubra and Al-Fashaqah Al-Saghra controlled by Ethiopia.

Egypt and Sudan are in conflict over the Halayeb, Shalateen and Abu Ramad border triangle, while Ethiopian militias control fertile Sudanese agricultural land on the borders of the two countries, despite official Ethiopian recognition of its subordination to Sudan, and the agreement to demarcate the borders from next October.

In his speech, Al-Burhan called on the youth to join the armed forces and employ them in military industrialization. He also pledged to support them and finance agricultural projects. He said: “We, the armed forces, are subject to and obey the will of the Sudanese people, against any party that seeks to draw from its arm.”

He warned against parties – which he did not name – that seek to dismantle the Sudanese army, saying: “There are parties that create crises between the regular forces and the people, that the army is seizing all the country’s capabilities” and working to distort the reputation of the armed forces, and sow division between the Rapid Support Forces led by his deputy in The Council of Sovereignty Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo (Hamiditi), started after the fall of the isolated regime, and added: “We tell them that the regular forces are coherent and united to protect the people’s revolution, and they will not take from it.”


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