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Intel: Saudi Arabia, UAE publicly reject Sudan’s coup

Washington is trying to bring its Middle Eastern allies into line with international efforts to revive the transition to democracy in Khartoum.
Protestors hold placards and photographs as they shout slogans during a rally to denounce the Sudanese military coup.

The United States, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates released a joint statement on Wednesday calling on Sudan’s military to immediately release those arrested in last week’s coup and to restore the country’s civilian-led transitional government.

The quartet also called on the military to lift its state of emergency and urged the country's leaders to restore “a genuine civil-military partnership for the remainder of the transitional period” until nationwide elections are held in 2023.

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