كتب ناصر قنديل Nasser Kandil wrote: Sudan: What do Saudi Arabia and UAE want?

Within the past months, it was clear that the Military Council in Sudan was postponing the
acceptance of the demands of the popular movement about a transitional formula, trying to ignore
that its role was an outcome of that movement after the army was mere an implementing tool in
the hands of the former President Omar Al-Bashir.
 The positions announced by the Military Council towards the war of Yemen and the relationship
with Saudi Arabia and UAE reveal that the council and its staff represent a regional attempt to
cover the movement and to employ it in favor of re-producing the former regime, but through
clear and decisive regional options as expressed by the state of estrangement with Qatar. It seems
that this was the reason of the Saudi-Emirati intervention to topple Al-Bashir who wanted to
maintain his relations with Saudi Arabia and UAE on one hand and with Qatar on the other hand,
during a stage in which Saudi Arabia tries to resolve the Qatari-Turkish presence in Libya, Egypt
and Africa.
 The resort of the military council to the coup in the field and the use of the force to kill the
protesters and to disperse them after this council was claiming that its duty is to protect the
demonstrators and protesters and after it was accusing Al-Bashir of using force to suppress any
confrontation reveal the Saudi-Emirati plan.
 The silence of the movements towards the regional affairs and the policies adopted by the council
that ignore the situation of a country living in a state of revolution and that sticks to its criminal
war on Yemen was the mistake that encouraged the military to continue their persistence, but it is
no longer allowed to continue such silence and overlooking, because the position towards Yemen
and Palestine is the credibility needed by the movement leaders to define the kind of the battle
which Sudan is planned to confront between independence and dependence, not just between
dictatorship and democracy.
 A lesson that worth considering in other than Sudan.
Translatedby Lina Shehadeh,

2019-06-08
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