US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Arabian Affairs Daniel Benaim said in a press statement Friday that “the United States and Saudi Arabia stand ready to resume suspended Sudanese talks as soon as the parties demonstrate their seriousness in respecting the ceasefire.”
Benaim stressed that defense cooperation between the United States and Saudi Arabia remains strong and that the security relationship between the two countries is the backbone of regional defense and security.
Benaim added that the United States continues to work with Saudi Arabia to resolve a number of issues, especially to end the war in Yemen.
In the Sudan case, the UN Security Council condemned on Friday the looting of humanitarian aid and attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure in Sudan.
In a statement from the UK mission to the UN, the Security Council called for “a cessation of hostilities, an agreement on a permanent ceasefire and the commencement of a political process leading to democracy in Sudan.”
On Friday, the UN Security Council extended a six-month United Nations political mission to Sudan after Sudanese army commander Abdel Fattah al-Burhan accused UN envoy Volker Perthes of helping fuel the conflict.
In a brief decision, the Security Council unanimously agreed to extend the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Transition Support Mission in Sudan until 3 December 2023. Limiting the renewal of the mandate to this short period reflects the sensitivity of the situation. in the country.
Last week, Al-Burhan accused Pertis of fueling a bloody conflict between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces, led by Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.