Despite the general’s relief at the press conference and the return of the “Hamdok scenario”… why does the proof appear alone in his third “coup”?
KhartoumDespite the relief shown by the Commander-in-Chief of the Sudanese Army, Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, during his first press conference yesterday, Tuesday; He recorded his second attendance after his speech in which he announced his decisions to dissolve the Sovereign Council and the government the day before yesterday, Monday.
On Monday and Tuesday, Al-Burhan’s partners were absent from what observers call “two previous coups”, and the first “coup” was against former President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir when Al-Burhan appeared with the Military Council led by Awad bin Auf first, before it appeared about 24 hours after the first appearance after Announcing the resignation of Ibn Auf himself, but with his military partners.
Is the proof alone?
However, the new picture in which Al-Burhan appeared was a banner on Monday and Tuesday, as he appeared alone in a picture that observers see, sending one of two messages.
The first is that Al-Burhan was keen to send a message confirming that what he had done was not a military coup, but rather a “corrective movement” that he clearly promoted in his announcement the day before yesterday, and then he reiterated it in much detail in his press conference yesterday, Tuesday, and that he wanted to send a message to the international community that no He only wants to “correct the course” before returning to partnership with a civilian component that will be restructured according to new conditions.
As for the other message, it is that Al-Burhan’s military partners intended, and in agreement with him, to leave the general appear alone to announce the great event and wait for its results.
Observers and analysts suggest the “corrective movement” scenario in the emergence of the only proof, especially since many of them witnessed the extent of the satisfaction with which the Commander-in-Chief of the Sudanese army appeared as he detailed the justifications for his decisions, which he took suddenly the day before yesterday, Monday, to end the partnership with the forces of freedom and change and freeze related items. The link in the constitutional document that was to govern the transition period.
In this context, journalist Othman Fadlallah – Director of the Article Center – believes that the appearance of Al-Burhan alone was a clear message that the measures taken are being taken by the Commander-in-Chief of the Army, despite the presence of his deputies who Al-Burhan spoke about their role in the dialogue with Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, who announced that he was in his hospitality before his release and placement under house arrest, in response to the storm of support that Hamdok has received since the army’s recent move.
Fadlallah confirmed to Al-Jazeera Net that the proof did not announce a new military or sovereign council, indicating that there is consensus within the military establishment on the one hand, and that the proof wants a settlement with all internal and external parties, and that he realizes that he cannot rule the country alone.
Storm of denunciation
The appearance of Al-Burhan did not extinguish the storm of international condemnation and widespread condemnation towards his movements and decisions, which the condemnation statements described as a “coup against democracy.”
Despite this, Al-Burhan declared his adherence to the fact that the arrest of the majority of government ministers and leaders of freedom and change, the reservation of the prime minister, and the imposition of a state of emergency was an attempt to correct the situation, which he said had descended into a situation that cannot be tolerated due to the conflict of political parties and their rejection of the proposed solutions.
Ambassadors against the proof
Yesterday, Tuesday witnessed the Sudanese ambassadors in 12 countries declaring their rejection of the military move and the procedures of the proof. In a statement, they announced their welcome to international positions and urged peace-loving countries to declare their rejection of the coup. They also declared their complete alignment with the popular resistance that the whole world is watching, and Sudan’s ambassador to the United States, Noureddine, joined I will come to this move, and confirmed in a statement that communication between Khartoum and many embassies of the world has been suspended as of Monday.
Commenting on this, the media advisor to Al-Burhan Al-Taher Abu Haija said that the ambassadors’ behavior was contrary to norms, and that their rejection of the developments that took place in the country made it necessary for them to submit their resignations.
Al-Burhan seemed indifferent, according to observers, to the calls made by the major countries, the United Nations and the European Union, which called on him to retract the measures he had taken. Rather, he tried to send reassuring signals that what he had done was not a coup and that the Prime Minister was with him in his home to preserve his life.
A few hours after the Al-Burhan conference, photographs appeared of Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok in his house, to which those close to him said that he had returned to him under heavy guard, in a message that was considered a response from Al-Burhan to some international pressure, especially with regard to declarations of support for Hamdok.
In this context, an informed source confirmed to Al-Jazeera Net that Al-Burhan sought to obtain an American green light for his move, which he was determined to do, as he informed the US envoy for the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, that he was determined to take exceptional measures while pledging to preserve the constitutional document and that he was keen on partnership.
According to the source, Al-Burhan told Feltman what he announced in his press conference yesterday, Tuesday, that there is “a state of restlessness in the army that may push some adventurers to turn against the current situation, especially after counter-statements made by officials in the civilian government towards the armed forces.”
According to the source who spoke to Al Jazeera Net, the American official warned Al-Burhan that any step in this manner would not be acceptable and that it would affect the relations between Washington and Khartoum.
Al-Burhan’s move drew internal disapproval, despite the explanations he gave in his press conference that he was determined to form a non-partisan government with representation that includes all of Sudan, as the anger in the streets increased by the nightfall of Tuesday, as the comprehensive closure of the streets extended through the barriers to include the inner neighborhoods of a number of areas of the capital. Khartoum after it was limited to the main streets.
In this context, the appearance of Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok and the announcement of his release came as a prelude to paths of solutions that Al-Burhan seems to be seeking according to new rules of the political game in Sudan.
Hamdok appeared on the impact of condemnations and feelings of concern expressed by many countries around the world, especially European ones, whose leaders knew the close relationship with Abdullah Hamdok, who reached his position in the prime minister in Sudan coming from the platform of the United Nations, which was one of its well-known employees in Addis Ababa. .
During two years, Hamdok mobilized his experiences and relations in communicating with world leaders to restore Sudan to the international system, end the sanctions that were weighing it down, and persuade international financial institutions to deal with his country.
Journalist and political analyst Ammar Awad believes that Al-Burhan has one chance to gain international acceptance, and that is for Abdullah Hamdouk to agree to work with him again and take over as prime minister in the expected government.
Awad told Al Jazeera Net that if the proof fails to convince Hamdok, “the internationally accepted”, and thus choose an unknown prime minister; It will undoubtedly enter into a confrontation with the international community and what happened will be classified as an actual coup.
Al-Burhan sent clear messages during his speech yesterday, Tuesday, “Flirting with Hamdok,” as he praised the relationship between them and said that this relationship is not tainted by any chagrin, but went on to say that Hamdok “understands the corrective situations taken,” and said that he worked throughout his tenure as prime minister to address the political crisis And he was keen on partnership.
Awad says that the presence of Hamdok, in addition to the parties to the peace process, in the new political equation or not, can give an opportunity for discussion about whether what happened was a correction of imbalanced conditions or a coup, especially since the international community does not care much about words, but rather looks at actions.