Biden: Sudan's civilian-led govt 'must be restored'

By: AFP      Published: 11:39 PM, 28 Oct, 2021
Joe Biden and Sudanese military ruler
Biden: Sudan's civilian-led govt 'must be restored'

US President Joe Biden on Thursday demanded Sudan's military immediately restore the nation to civilian rule, joining European and UN calls for an end to violence against peaceful demonstrators and the release of detainees.

"Our message to Sudan's military authorities is overwhelming and clear: the Sudanese people must be allowed to protest peacefully and the civilian-led transitional government must be restored," Biden said in a statement.

"The events of recent days are a grave setback," Biden said, referring to a coup that plunged the poverty-stricken African country into chaos, "but the United States will continue to stand with the people of Sudan."