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US "deeply alarmed" over military take-over reports in Sudan

WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (KUNA) -- The US said, Monday, it is "deeply alarmed" over "military take-over" reports in Sudan.
"The US is deeply alarmed at reports of a military take-over of the transitional government," US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman tweeted.
"This would contravene the Constitutional Declaration and the democratic aspirations of the Sudanese people and is utterly unacceptable," he said.
He reiterated, "Any changes to the transitional government by force puts at risk US assistance." Meanwhile, the US Embassy in Khartoum condemned "actions that are undermining Sudan's democratic transition." "We call on all actors who are disrupting Sudan's transition to stand down, and allow the civilian-led transitional government to continue its important work," the Embassy tweeted.
Sudan's Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdouk is reportedly under house arrest after unidentified military forces surrounded his home early today, according to media reports, amidst security forces' deployment in Khartoum. (end) si.sam