(TheRedWire.com) – President Joe Biden released a statement after the evacuations of U.S. Embassy personnel from Sudan. In his statement, he called the ongoing civil war “unconscionable” and called for the “belligerent parties” to have an immediate ceasefire.
On Saturday night in a press release, Biden wrote that the “tragic violence in Sudan has already cost the lives of hundreds of innocent civilians.” He added that this needed to stop and that the parties needed to “implement an immediate and unconditional ceasefire” so that humanitarian aid could reach the people of Sudan.
The president further confirmed that currently all operations in the U.S. Embassy in Sudan were suspended because of the massive conflict in the country. The President proceeded to thank the embassy staff and the U.S. military for their work in helping extract Americans from the country on Sunday morning.
He added that he is “grateful for the unmatched skill of our service members” who managed to help bring those who escaped the country to safety. The embassy is now temporarily closed but Biden reiterated that “our commitment to the Sudanese people and the future they want for themselves is unending.”
Biden also confirmed that he would continue to receive regular reports from his team so that they can potentially continue assisting those Americans who are still in Sudan “to the extent possible.”
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin confirmed in a statement that U.S. special operations forces evacuated just under 100 American staff from the U.S. Embassy on Saturday without any shots being fired or any major casualties.
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