Linda Thomas-Greenfield (United States) on the situation in Sudan - Security Council Media Stakeout

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09-Aug-2023 00:07:24
Comments to the media in her national capacity by Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, and President of the Security Council for the month of August, on the situation in Sudan.

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Remarks by Madam Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield

"Today, the Security Council met to discuss a pressing matter of international peace and security: the ongoing conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces. I would like to thank Ms. Wosornu and Assistant Secretary-General Pobee for their sobering briefings this morning.

But as I told the Council just now, while we were grateful for the ASG’s participation, we had expected that SRSG Perthes was going to brief the Council. We now know that the Sudanese government threatened to end the UN Mission in Sudan if the SRSG participated in this briefing. And that was really outrageous, and I did make that point in the Council. No country should be able to bully a briefer into silence, let alone the United Nations."
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