Sudanese party sees troop stay in Yemen serving Arab particular coalition

Khartoum (Debriefer)
2019-08-01 | Since 1 Year

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Retaining the Sudanese troops in Yemen is "not to make peace but to remain in a certain Arab coalition," secretary-general of the Sudanese Communist Party said Wednesday, signaling at the Saudi-led coalition.

The Sudanese Transitional Military Council (TMC) is an extension of the former regime and seeks to maintain its abroad-affiliated relations, Mohamed Mokhtar al-Khateeb added at press conference.

The TMC "regional allies offers assistance and incitements, and thus pressure it into presenting biased political and constitutional declaration to us," he told reporters.

However, he warned that "acting within regional axes makes the country at risk of being targeted by international super powers fighting each other over resources.

"Keeping Sudan in the Arab-Islamic military coalition is not to keep peace but to serve a given core."

On Tuesday, head of the Sudanese TMC, Abdulfatah al-Borhan said the Sudanese troops are remaining in Yemen under an agreement with the Saudi-led coalition.

Thousands of Sudanese troops have been fighting alongside the coalition since 2015, a move seen as radical shift in the Khartoum foreign policy, despite the traditional relations between ousted president Omar al-Bashir and Iran.

Saudi Arabia has been leading a military coalition in Yemen since 26 March 2015, in support of forces loyal to President Hadi to retake areas controlled by Houthi group.

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