United World International author Mehmet Perinçek gave an interview to the Russian news agency RIA Novosti about the situation in Sudan. We present the interview, published in Russian, to our readers translated into English.
The United States will try to intervene in the situation in Sudan in order to divide the country into even smaller parts. Türkiye, Russia and China should oppose these plans, Turkish historian Mehmet Perinçek told RIA Novosti.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the Americans made one of their foreign policy priorities the division of Sudan into two parts and had to help the new two states coexist in every possible way, but announced sanctions against the leadership of Sudan and South Sudan, starting constant demands through the IMF. According to Lavrov, this geopolitical “engineering” does not lead to good.
“It is not new that Western interests focus on Africa. The United States and its allies, led by France, are trying to revive neo-colonialism in Africa, wanting to ‘kill in the bud’ the struggle of some countries for independence. To counter this, Russia, Türkiye and China started to be more effective on the continent. Russia is active militarily, China is active economically, and Türkiye works in the diplomatic and economic spheres. These countries are not present in Africa in order to achieve neo-colonialism, but serving mutual cooperation”, the historian said.
According to him, the United States and France are trying to counteract this presence.
“Now African countries are saying ‘No’ to neo-colonialism. Washington will certainly try to enter the equation in Sudan, but we have already seen to what this leads to in Libya, when the branch of terror has spread throughout the region. Sudan is in close contact both with Russia and with Türkiye. Now the United States will try to do everything to divide Sudan into even smaller parts. These plans should be countered by the joint work of Moscow, Beijing and Ankara”, the historian said.
Since April 15, fighting has been going on in Sudan between the RRF under the command of Mohammed Hamdan Daglo and the regular army. The opposing forces in Sudan are exchanging conflicting statements about military successes and control of facilities, launching a large-scale information war in the media and social networks.
The death toll from the clashes in the country has risen to 600, according to Sudan’s health minister. World Health Organization spokeswoman Margaret Harris said at a weekly UN briefing in Geneva on Friday that 413 people have been killed in clashes between the Sudanese armed forces and the Rapid Reaction Force, 3,551 were injured. According to the Sudanese doctors’ union, 256 civilians have been killed and 1,454 injured since the clashes began.