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US warns Sudan of consequences if it hosts Russian military base

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SUDAN AFRICA – the Russians raging war against the Ukraine has caused a lot of tension all over the world. The problem is that every country has its own opinion and who they will side with. This causes a lot of problems when it comes to other agreements such as trade and what not.

It is only normal that the United States wants to make sure they have covered all their bases and wants to keep its citizens and all other aspects of its country out of this war and out of harm’s way.

So, it comes as no surprise that the US ambassador to Sudan made it a point to warn the Sudanese government of the consequences if the northeast African country allows the establishment of a Russian military base on the Red Sea coast.

In an interview with many media outlets the ambassador John Godfrey said “there are some reports that Russia is trying to implement the agreement it signed with ousted President Omar al-Bashir in 2017 to establish a military base along the Red Sea. All countries have a sovereign right to decide which other countries to partner with, but these choices have consequences, of course.”

He made many warnings that such a move will isolate Sudan from the international community and undermine the country’s interests. He further went on to add that the US can be a good partner, but that will be possible by the creation of a new civilian-led government and a transitional framework that will take the country back to the path of democracy.

Sudanese army chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Mohamed Osman al-Hussein said in a statement three days later that “there is no full agreement with Russia on the establishment of a naval base in the Red Sea, but our military cooperation has been extended.”

On Dec. 9, 2020, Russian media published the text of the agreement between Russia and Sudan on the establishment of a supply and maintenance base for the Russian Navy along the Red Sea “to support peace and security in the region.”

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