The US imposes sanctions on Sudan after the cease-fire was not respected

2023-06-01 21:01:01, Kosova & Bota CNA

The US imposes sanctions on Sudan after the cease-fire was not respected

The United States of America announced on June 1 that it has imposed sanctions on Sudanese leaders, whom it accused of violating a ceasefire agreement brokered by the United States and Saudi Arabia.

Despite the recent extension of the ceasefire agreement, bombings and airstrikes were reported at a market in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, killing 18 civilians.

For nearly seven weeks, Khartoum and other parts of Sudan have been embroiled in a bloody war between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). Washington called both of them responsible for violating the ceasefire and provoking "terrible" bloodshed.

"We are imposing economic sanctions, imposing visa restrictions against actors who are perpetuating violence," said US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.

Fighting in Sudan continued on June 1. Witnesses reported seeing "heavy artillery" north of Khartoum, days after both sides agreed to extend a five-day ceasefire meant to allow emergency aid deliveries.

A day earlier, the army bombed RSF bases in the capital after it pulled out of ceasefire talks in the Saudi city of Jeddah, accusing its rival of violating the ceasefire.

"Eighteen civilians were killed and 106 wounded" by army artillery fire and aerial bombardment on Wednesday in a market in southern Khartoum, a committee of human rights lawyers said./ REL

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