US and European allies seek to distort demands of Sudanese protesters

2021-10-28 12:43:47
US and European allies seek to distort demands of Sudanese protesters

The United States and its European allies are trying to distort and misdirect the recent protests in Sudan, some African experts and observers say.

Thousands of people have taken to the streets since Monday's coup led by armed forces chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and several have been killed in clashes with security forces.

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, who was detained on Monday and is under guard at his home.

In the recent coup and the clashes, it seems that media outlets affiliated with the US and Europe are seeking to portray Hamdouk as the leader of the Sudanese people in the face of the Sudanese military coup led by Burhan.

Hamdok and Burhan were both involved in the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir in 2019 with the backing of UAE.

There is evidence that the Biden administration is trying to exploit the coup to shift Sudan from the Saudi-Emirati axis to the Turkish-Qatari axis.

The Democratic administration is seeking to decrease the influence of Saudi Arabia and UAE from Sudan and increase Turkish and Qatari leverage to pressure Khartoum to normalize relations with Israel and prevent Russian military bases there.

The recent statements issued by the US government and its European allies regarding the events in Sudan show support for Hamdouk.

The main objective of the people of Sudan in ousting Bashir was improving the economic situation and to reject the false promises of the United States and the normalization of relations with Israel.

This week, the Arab media in the region are constantly trying to create a dichotomy between Hamdouk and Burhan and distort the main demands of the Sudanese people.

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