Biden thanked the U.S. soldiers who helped get American workers out of Sudan.
After U.S. Embassy staff left Sudan because of the violence there, President Joe Biden made a statement in which he called the ongoing civil war “unconscionable” and urged “belligerent parties” to stop fighting right away.
“Hundreds of innocent people have already died because of this terrible violence in Sudan. “It’s wrong, and it has to stop,” Biden said in a press release sent out Saturday night. “The warring parties must stop fighting right away and for good, let aid workers in without any problems, and respect the will of the people of Sudan.”
The president said that the U.S. has stopped all work at the U.S. Embassy in Sudan because the country is in the middle of a huge war. The president thanked the people who worked at the mission and the U.S. troops for getting Americans out of the war-torn country early on Sunday morning.
Biden wrote, “I am proud of the extraordinary dedication of our Embassy staff, who did their jobs with courage and professionalism and showed the people of Sudan that America is friends with and connected to them.” “I’m thankful that our service members were so skilled that they were able to get them to safety.”
Biden also said that the mission was briefly closed, but that “our commitment to the Sudanese people and the future they want for themselves is unending.”
Biden went on to say that his team gave him daily updates on what they were doing to help the Americans who were still in Sudan “as much as possible.”
On April 15, a fight broke out between the paramilitary Rapid Support troops (RSF) and Sudan’s regular troops. The World Health Organization says that at least 413 people have died and that as many as 3,551 people have been hurt.
During the fight, one American was killed. The American, who was not named, did not work for the U.S. Embassy.
A State Department spokesperson told Fox News, “We can confirm that one U.S. citizen died in Sudan.” “We are in touch with the family and want them to know how sorry we are for their loss. We don’t have anything else to say out of respect for the family during this hard time.”