Khartoum- Awsad, Chairman of the Sovereignty Council and Commander of the Sudanese Army Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan The door to any “reconciliation or agreement” with rapid support forces, He described its leader and his rival Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo “Hemedti” As “the traitor, the coward, and the arrogant.”
Observers saw that the new step disrupts any negotiations to stop the war that has been ongoing since last April, and creates a stifling atmosphere for peace, putting the country facing the unknown.
Negotiations between the army and the Rapid Support Forces were suspended via MNaber Jeddah: The United States and Saudi Arabia, since early last December, after the two parties reached a dead end.
During a tour that included several countries in East Africa, Al-Burhan sought to revive African efforts after he refused to head Kenya’s presidency of the Quartet, which was assigned by the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) to resolve the Sudanese crisis, after he accused Kenyan President William Ruto of bias towards rapid support.
The summit of leaders of the IGAD countries approved holding a direct meeting between Al-Burhan and Hemedti, which was scheduled for last week, but Djibouti, which chairs the current session of the organization, postponed it for technical reasons before the latter appeared, who had been missing for about 8 months, and it was expected that the summit would invite the two parties to a new date in The first half of this month.
Al-Burhan and Hemedti entered into correspondence that observers believe reflects a crisis of trust and “personal grudges” between the two men, which poisons the atmosphere and does not help create a favorable environment for any agreement between the two parties soon.
In front of a crowd of his forces at the Jebeit military base in the Red Sea State – yesterday, Friday – Al-Burhan directed violent criticism at “Hemedti” and branded him a “traitor, coward, and “aragouz,” and accused him of resorting to magic, charlatans, and charlatans in the fighting, and of hiding for 8 months, moving between homes and farms. In Khartoum under pseudonyms.
Al-Burhan added, “Therefore, there is no reconciliation with them and no agreement with them. Either we finish with them, or we finish with them… We must take our rights and the rights of the people who were killed, buried alive, and tortured.” Al-Burhan rejected the “Addis Ababa Declaration,” which the Rapid Support Commander signed with the coalition of forces. Civil democracy “progress” headed by Abdullah Hamdok.
The army commander expressed his regret for some politicians’ support for Hemedti “with applause and applause,” while his forces kill their people, violate their honor, and plunder their property. He said that he does not mind dialogue with those political forces, provided that it is inside Sudan.
Hemedti had mocked Al-Burhan during a press conference with Hamdok in Addis Ababa last Tuesday, and said that the army commander hid underground in the “basement” of his forces’ command headquarters in central Khartoum for months, and fled from the headquarters in disguise and came out wearing a “sponge” on his legs, amid… Applause and laughter from the leaders of the civil democratic forces “Taqaddam” who attended the conference.
For his part, Khaled Omar Youssef, a member of the Coordination of the “Progress” Alliance, believes that Al-Burhan’s speech in Jebeit came without ambition and lacked a sense of the danger of the current moment, and was devoted to taking revenge on himself for Hemedti’s scathing comments during his press conference, instead of looking at the state of the country and its outcome. on him.
He said in a comment on his Facebook page today, Saturday, that what is correct at this moment is to avoid escalation and counter-escalation from all parties, and to put the task of alleviating the suffering of the Sudanese people first and foremost, and that there is no way out of this disaster other than peaceful, negotiated solutions.
Omar Youssef adds, “Despite this, we say that there is still a good opportunity for peace, and the danger of war mobilization speeches that are based on lies rather than facts has become clear, speeches that promised people a quick victory, and the result now is exactly the opposite,” warning against “turning Sudan into a regional battlefield that cannot be achieved.” A camel for our people, but no camel.”
Regarding his opinion on Al-Burhan’s new position, political analyst and editor-in-chief of Al-Tayyar newspaper, Othman Mirghani, said that the army commander closed the door to negotiations with the Rapid Support “temporarily” and returned the scene to the conditions it was in at times like this last year.
In an interview with Al Jazeera Net, Othman believes that the efforts of the African Organization “IGAD” may return to the point at which they stopped, but that requires additional efforts and time, if the leaders of the organization's countries continue to desire “their mediation that seems linked to their agenda.”
The political analyst believes that Al-Burhan’s rejection of Hemedti’s agreement with Hamdok was not in principle, and perhaps derived its justifications from personal unfairness after the development of the “verbal battle” between the two men.
He added that the train of negotiations between the army and the Rapid Support will stop for a while, until the loads of anger dissipate from it, but it will continue, even after a while, and the final stage will be the signing of a peace agreement under international and regional sponsorship that will end the war and restore a new political process.
On the other hand, Indian political analyst Ezz El-Din believes that Al-Burhan wants dialogue and negotiation with the Rapid Support, but with an external plan to re-market Hemedti, wash him of being a war criminal and leader of the rebellion, and present him as a man of peace, he does not expect the success of any negotiations through IGAD. Or the Jeddah platform.
In an interview with Al Jazeera Net, the analyst believes that the organization of the Sudanese people into resistance brigades to support the army in the states that were not attacked by the Rapid Support, and after Al-Burhan pledged to arm them, will weaken the expansion of Hemedti's forces and besiege them.
The same analyst explains that Al-Burhan no longer has a choice in light of the foreign plan to reproduce “Hemedti” other than to rely on popular resistance to fill the shortage of army infantry.
Al-Hindi adds that Hemedti lost everything in the conscience of the Sudanese people due to the crimes and atrocities committed by his forces over a period of 9 months, and the parties supporting him who seek to re-market and recycle him internally will not succeed until he returns to a senior position in the state, and that has become difficult, if not impossible.
The same spokesman considered the “Taqaddum” coalition led by Hamdok part of the foreign plan to present the Rapid Support Commander in a new guise.