Military Council calls for general elections during short period, Security Council holds closed session 

The Head of the Transitional Military Council of Sudan, Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah Burhan, announced on Tuesday that the Council had decided to cancel what had previously been agreed with the demonstrators about the transfer of power in the country and that he also decided to hold elections within 9 months, while the UN Security Council holds a closed session to discuss the crisis in Sudan.

"The Military Council decided to stop negotiating with the Freedom and Change Declaration Forces Coalition, cancel what was agreed upon, and call for general elections not later than nine months from now," Burhan said in a statement on state television.

Burhan stressed that the elections would be held with regional and international supervision.

He added that the Military Council in Sudan would order an investigation about what happened saying, "We promise you to investigate the events ongoing today, and we call on the Public Prosecution to take over the matter."

In a related context, the UN Security Council is holding on Tuesday a closed session to discuss the crisis in Sudan, after the killing of at least 30 people during the dissolution of Sudanese forces, on Monday, the sit-in demanding the handover of power to the civilians.

"The Security Council meeting is being held after a request by both Germany and Britain," diplomats said, while UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the use of excessive force by Sudanese Security Forces to break the sit-in.



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