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Former Qatar PM: 'Israel, Arab state planned last Sudan military coup'

Sudanese people stage a demonstration demanding the end of the military intervention and the transfer of administration to civilians in Khartoum, Sudan on October 30, 2021 [Ömer Erdem / Anadolu Agency]
Sudanese people stage a demonstration demanding the end of the military intervention and the transfer of administration to civilians in Khartoum, Sudan on October 30, 2021 [Ömer Erdem / Anadolu Agency]

Former Head of Qatar's Ministerial Council Hamad Bin Jassim Al-Thani revealed on Friday that Israel and an Arab state had planned the latest military coup in Sudan.

In a series of tweets commenting on Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan's announcement of the formation of a new sovereign council, he posted: "The hands of the Israeli occupation along with the hands of a state from the region are behind this."

Twitter users commenting on his tweet noted that the Arab state he referred to was the UAE, adding that several leaks relating to the issue have proven this.

"What happened in Sudan is a result of initial planning, cooperation and coordination between Israel and an Arab state," Al-Thani tweeted.

"Unfortunately, this state claimed in the international meetings that it had changed its policies and started to concentrate only on economy and development," he added.

The former senior Qatari official asserted that he did not reveal "this fact" to make headlines and stressed the importance of respecting peoples' will.

Read: Gen. Abdel Al-Burhan appoints himself chairman of Sudan's ruling Sovereign Council

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