The Sudanese military rejected Ethiopia's proposal to put an end to the political impasse for the composition of the country's transitional government. after the army took down long-time President Omar al-Bashir on April 11th.
Ethiopia's offer, which the opposition coalition agrees, suggests that a ruling sovereign council will consist of seven civilians and seven members of the military. One of them is reserved for an impartial man.
The TSC spokesman, Lieutenant General Shams al-Din Kabashi, said on Sunday he agreed in principle with the African Union Plan (AU)
"The African Union Initiative came first," Kabashi said, that the Council has not explored the Ethiopian initiative that it describes as unilateral.
Kabashi said Ethiopia and the AU should unite their efforts to mediate between the council and the opposition coalition, leading monthly pro-democracy protests.
We have asked the mediators to join forces and to present a joint document as soon as possible to bring the parties back into the negotiations, "Kabashi said
" Delay Tactics "
John Temin, Director of Africa in Freedom House, not
"I will characterize it as a classical Sudanese tactic to delay. And we have seen this from the previous regime trying to play mediators against each other in order to buy time and hold this circular conversation and ultimately get to anywhere, "he said.
Negotiations between the ruling generals and the hosts for the Liberty and Change coalition collapsed when security forces invaded the defense ministry on June 3, killing dozens.
Later, the army regretted the "excesses" that occurred on June 3. The composition of the sovereign council was the main remarkable point between the two countries before the talks collapsed, and the military council canceled all the agreements he had reached with the coalition after the scattering of the seat.
Ethiopia and the AU stepped up diplomatic efforts to resolve the Sudan crisis, tensions between protest leaders and generals
One attempted coup d'etat in Ethiopia on Sunday placed obstacles for Prime Minister Abi Ahmed, who tried to mediate to resolve the stalemate. "Of course the Prime Minister [Abiy] has many things related to the development of the events today and yesterday," Temin told Al Jazeera of Arlington Virginia. I think Ethiopia is probably so good among countries in the region that we can hope for, but they do not have leverage. "They need the influence of Saudi Arabia and the UAE and probably the United States to change military calculations, and it remains to be seen whether these countries will be involved in a more productive way," he said.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE support the military government as well as Egypt.
The oil-rich bay between them promised $ 3 billion of financial and material support to Sudan at the end of April. But the ruling military council denied Saudi Arabia and the UAE "dictating political or economic conditions" in the country
Temin stated that he at least in his rhetoric was "strong" in support of the transition to "civilian government".
"But the question is whether the US will really put real muscle behind this
" We have not seen much of it so far. "