The United States has suspended aid to Sudan and demanded the reinstatement of the government.

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source: bloomberg.com

The White House expressed its "alarm" at the military coup and called for the "immediate release" of the Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdullah Hamdok, and the rest of the ministers and civilian political representatives detained in the country.

The White House expressed its "alarm" at the military coup in Sudan and called for the "immediate release" of the Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdullah Hamdok, and the rest of the ministers and civilian political representatives detained.

"The United States is deeply alarmed by reports of a military takeover by the transitional government," Sudan, Deputy White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said in statements to the press aboard the presidential plane that was traveling to the state of New Jersey.

"We reject the actions of the military and call for the immediate release of the prime minister and the others who have been detained under house arrest. Today's actions are completely contrary to the will of the Sudanese people and their aspirations for peace, freedom, and justice," added Jean-Pierre.

The Government of the President of the United States, Joe Biden, "continues to strongly support the request of the Sudanese people for a democratic transition in Sudan, and will continue to evaluate how to better support the Sudanese people in achieving this goal," the spokeswoman concluded.

Later, the spokesman for the State Department, Ned Price, announced that the US has decided to freeze the aid of 700 million dollars that had already been approved for Sudan and that it was aimed at supporting the country's democratic "transition."

For the time being, these funds will not be handed over to the Sudanese authorities, as the US wants to assess what is the "next step" in its aid program for the African nation, Price added.

The Sudanese military dissolved the Government of Hamdok on Monday, who rejected through his collaborators what he considers a coup and called on citizens to protest against the coup.

Hours later, the president of the Sovereign Council, the highest body of power in the transition process in Sudan, General Abdelfatah al Burhan, dissolved both the Cabinet of ministers and the Sovereign Council itself also announced a state of emergency throughout the country.

In addition to Hamdok, other ministers and civilian members of the Sovereign Council were arrested and taken to an unknown location, according to the Sudanese government.

The call by Hamdok's collaborators to citizens to protest in the streets against the military movement led to incidents in the capital, Khartoum. According to the Information Ministry, soldiers fired at protesters who rejected the military coup.

According to the Sudan Central Medical Committee, at least two people from gunshot wounds during those demonstrations added that the wounded number is more than 80 so far.