The CIA talked about a long war… and Biden saw it as a “threat to our national security.”
The Sudan war ended its twentieth day, yesterday, with major breaches of a new armistice with fierce fighting in the capital, Khartoum, while the US position emerged through President Joe Biden, who brandished the weapon of sanctions against those involved in the conflict, which constitutes an “extraordinary threat” to national security and US foreign policy.
US Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines said in a Senate hearing that the fighting in Sudan between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces is likely to be long. Because both sides believe they can win militarily and have little incentive to come to the negotiating table.
President Biden said in a statement that he had issued executive decisions “holding individuals responsible for threatening peace, security and stability in Sudan,” referring to “undermining democratic transition,” “using violence against civilians,” and “committing gross violations of human rights.”
In the wake of the ongoing battles, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees announced that it needed $445 million to help the 860,000 people who might flee by October, adding that Egypt and South Sudan would register the largest number of arrivals.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continued to evacuate citizens of several nationalities from Sudan. And the Saudi Foreign Ministry said in a statement: “208 people arrived Thursday evening in the city of Jeddah,” noting that the total number of those who have been transferred since the start of the evacuation operations amounted to about 6073 people (246 citizens, and about 5827 of 104 nationalities).