January 21, 2024 (OMDURMAN) – Sudanese Sovereign Council member and Army Assistant Commander-in-Chief Yasir Al-Atta announced on Sunday that the government would file a complaint with regional organizations and escalate it to the UN Security Council against the UAE for its involvement in exacerbating the armed conflict in Sudan.
A recent report by a UN team of experts detailed the UAE’s military supplies to the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) through Chad and Libya since last summer. The report also confirmed the participation of foreign fighters. This support bolstered the military capabilities of the paramilitary forces and enabled them to seize control over most of Darfur’s states.
Addressing a crowd chanting anti-UAE slogans during a tour in Omdurman on Sunday, Atta said, “We will begin by filing a complaint with regional organizations until we reach the UN Security Council. I add my voice to the citizens and demand that the Commander-in-Chief file an official complaint against the Emirates.”
He asserted that the report by the UN expert team, which was widely distributed through social media, corroborated their claims about the UAE’s involvement in supporting the rebellion and providing it with international cover.
Atta was the first Sudanese official to denounce the UAE’s involvement in the Sudanese conflict publicly. His statements triggered a diplomatic crisis between the UAE, Chad, and Sudan in November 2023.
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