Warring Parties Agree to 24-hour Truce in Sudan: Saudi Arabia, US

Sat Jun 10 2023
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RIYADH: The warring parties in Sudan have agreed to a 24-hour countrywide truce beginning June 10, a statement from the United States (US) and Saudi Arabia said on Friday.

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, “Riyadh and Washington announce that representatives of the Sudanese Army and the RSF agreed to a 24-hour nationwide truce beginning on June 10 at 6:00 a.m. local time.

According to the joint statement, “The two sides agreed that during the truce they will refrain from prohibited attacks, use of drones, aircraft, bombardment, and reinforcement of positions, and will also refrain from seeking army advantage during the truce.”

“The warring parties also agreed to permit unimpeded movement and supply of humanitarian aid across the country,” it said.

Arab News reported that the joint statement also issued a warning against the parties: “Should they fail to observe the truce, facilitators will be compelled to consider adjourning the Jeddah dialogue.”

An earlier ceasefire drawn up by Washington and Riyadh fell through following both sides of the Sudanese clashes accused each other of violations of the truce.

The US has warned that sanctions will be imposed against firms and people who “continue violence” in the African country as the warring parties fail to abide by the truce. As many as 1.4 million people have been displaced due to violence in Sudan.

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