The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎

Today, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan spoke with the Chairman of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) Chairman, General Abdel Fattah el-Burhan. The Deputy Secretary expressed support for the Sudanese people’s aspirations for a free, democratic, and prosperous future. He urged the TMC to move expeditiously toward a civilian-led interim government, and noted General Burhan’s commitment in this regard.

Deputy Secretary Sullivan encouraged the TMC to reach agreement with the Forces for Freedom and Change that reflects the will of the Sudanese people. Finally, he reiterated the United States’ expectation that the TMC respect the human rights of all persons, and encouraged the TMC to allow peaceful protest and the freedom of expression consistent with Sudan’s human rights obligations.

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