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US envoy asks Israel to intervene in Sudan, says local press

According to Israeli reports, visiting US envoy to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield asked Defense Minister Benny Gantz to step in in Sudan.
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Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is currently in Africa on his first official visit to the continent. Along with the civil war in Ethiopia, the Oct. 25 military coup in Sudan that derailed the country's democratic transition is reportedly a priority for his talks in Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal.

US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield raised the issue of Sudan while visiting Israel this week. According to her office, the ambassador's meeting with Defense Minister Benny Gantz “addressed the importance of Sudan’s returning to a civilian-led transition.”

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