NEWS Are There Saudi, Mossad Hands Behind The Removal of Sudan's Bashir?

NEWS Are There Saudi, Mossad Hands Behind The Removal of Sudan's Bashir?

NEWS Are There Saudi, Mossad Hands Behind The Removal of Sudan's Bashir?

The former Sudanese leadership planned to quell mass anti-government protests in Khartoum using military force, that is why the country's military ousted President Omar Bashir from power, a spokesman for Sudan's transitional military council, Shams al-Din Kabashi Ibrahim, said on Sunday.

In a statement broadcast on Sudanese radio, al-Burhan urged the protesters to return home - promising the military council was working to promote an equal society that protected political freedoms.

Sudan's foreign ministry on Sunday urged the worldwide community to support the country's new military rulers in order to ease a "democratic transition".

"The Kingdom declares its support for the steps announced by the Council in preserving the lives and property, and stands by the Sudanese people, and hopes that this will achieve security and stability for brotherly Sudan", the Saudi official news agency SPA said late Saturday.

The military overthrew President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday after almost four months of protests calling for an end to his nearly 30-year rule.

He praised Sudan's large protest movement, saying, "We applaud this revolutionary discipline and awareness and ask them to come together to enforce the slogans of the revolution, "Freedom, Peace, Justice".

Washington imposed sanctions on Sudan in 1997 for its alleged links to Islamists which were lifted in October 2017, but the much awaited economic recovery has failed to materialise.

General Awad Ibn Ouf made his announcement on Friday through the state television, leading to the crowds shouting in jubilation.

On Saturday, the military council's new chief General Burhan vowed to dismantle Bashir's regime, lifting a night-time curfew with immediate effect.

But outside the Middle East, the formation of a military government to replace Mr Al Bashir has been criticised.

Burhan comes with less baggage from Bashir's deeply unpopular rule than Ibn Ouf.

Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdelrahman called a meeting on Sunday which was largely attended by unknown politicians and parliamentarians who are known to be loyal to Bashir's party, a Reuters witness said.

The newly formed 10-member transitional council contains several faces from Bashir's regime.

"Himeidti was part of the crimes that happened previously, but at least now he is on the side of the people", said Mohamed, a protester outside the army headquarters who gave only his first name for security reasons.

On Saturday evening, the new military ruler named NISS deputy head Jalaluddin Sheikh to the council, with Himeidti as its deputy head.

"We demanded restructuring the current security apparatus", el-Digair said.

Alhaj said that a team of ten members from the alliance was already headed for the military headquarters to begin the meeting with the military officers.

On Saturday, protest organizers in Sudan submitted a list of demands to the military during talks held after a transitional military council was sworn in as thousands of people held a sit-in outside the army headquarters in the capital Khartoum.

Sudan is part of a UAE and Saudi-led military coalition fighting Iran-backed Huthi rebels in Yemen.

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