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Intel: US sees role for Sudan’s military in government if coup reversed

The Biden administration is relying on economic pressure to push Gen. Burhan to reinstate deposed civilian leaders.
Sudanese youths confront security forces amidst tear gas fired by them to disperse protesters in the capital Khartoum, on Oct. 27, 2021, amid ongoing demonstrations against a military takeover that has sparked widespread international condemnation.

Sudan’s generals have “hijacked” the country’s pro-democracy revolution, but it’s not too late to reverse course, the top US envoy for the Horn of Africa region said Tuesday.

“If Gen. [Abdel Fattah al-]Burhan wants to have his statements about elections and the constitutional declaration be considered credible, he needs to allow the civilian government to resume its work,” Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman told reporters by phone from Washington.

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