Tensions Between Sudan and Chad Emerge at UN Security Council

Soukaina Sghir
Soukaina Sghir
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During a session dedicated to the situation in Sudan at the United Nations Security Council, tensions arose between Sudan and Chad. Some delegations expressed concern over the closure of the border between the two countries, hindering the entry of humanitarian aid into Darfur.

Al Hareth Idriss, Sudan’s representative to the council, urged the UN to diversify aid entry points to avoid relying solely on Chad. He also claimed before the UN that this particular border crossing facilitated the entry of weapons, ammunition, and mercenaries for the Rapid Support Forces. “The Chadian border has been a hub for arms and human trafficking, mercenaries, and all forms of transboundary crimes since the onset of the conflict. This prompted both Sudan and Chad to establish joint forces to secure it.”

“Since the outbreak of the conflict, this border has become the primary supply line for the Rapid Support Forces, providing them with arms, mercenaries, and various supplies to continue their war and atrocities,” he further stated.

“Sudan is facing a war supported by several countries. Fighters and mercenaries have come from multiple countries, including some neighboring ones, posing an unusual pressure on Sudan’s national security. That is why we kept the western border passage between Chad and Darfur closed. It is currently reopened,” accused the Sudanese representative to the UN.

Sudan also accused the United Arab Emirates of supporting the Rapid Support Forces, leading to tensions and reciprocal expulsions of diplomats between the three countries.

They’re Looking for Scapegoats

Mahamat Saleh Annadif, Chad’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, strongly reacted to the recurrent accusations from the Sudanese government, led by General Burhan, regarding arms deliveries to General Hemetti’s camp from Chad. Mahamat Saleh Annadif denounced these accusations as “baseless” from a government with “no legitimacy.”

“These are people accustomed to double standards. I believe they want to shift their war to Chad, to transpose it to Darfur. They couldn’t, and now they’re looking for scapegoats, that’s all,” emphasized Mahamat Saleh Annadif, Chad’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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