Countries belonging to the UN Security Council cannot reach a consensus on condemning the coup, as some, like Russia, do not recognize it.
The ousted Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdallah Hamdok, was taken home tonight, after having been detained by the military on the Monday after refuse to support the “coup d’etat,” said an army official.
“The prime minister, Abdallah Hamdok, was escorted home” in Khartoum and were “taken security measures on the perimeter of his residence,” the source said on condition of anonymity to the AFP news agency, refusing to specify whether the government official will be placed under house arrest.
On Monday, information revealed the arrest of the Sudanese prime minister, Abdallah Hamdok, who was detained after refusing to support the “coup d’état” the day before. Detention takes place after weeks of tension among the authorities of civil and military transition.
Already today the member states of the UN Security Council have shown a lack of consensus before starting a emergency meeting to discuss the situation in Sudan. Upon entering the meeting, representatives of Western countries — mainly the United States of America (USA) and the United Kingdom — agreed to condemn the coup military without hesitation and demand the immediate release of Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok and the other detainees.
However, the russian ambassador at the UN I wanted demarcate from the beginning, refusing to consider that a “coup d’état” had occurred and asked for “the end of violence from both sides”, insisting that the protesters against the coup had also perpetrated acts of violence. The diplomat added that what happened in Sudan can be described as a “change of power”, in the same way that the 2019 revolution that overthrew the previous regime was not considered a coup d’état, having been against the use of sanctions humanitarian actions carried out by the US.
So, it seems complicated to imagine a consensus resolution about what happened in Sudan, where today the military said they were committed to continuing the democratic transition, despite having dissolved on monday the civil bodies from the government.