September 24, 2023
  • Preventing in Sudan continues, however no choice made on U.S. evacuation
  •  U.S. is making ready to evacuate diplomats if essential
  • Officers are monitoring the state of affairs, NSC spokesperson John Kirby says

Smoke is seen in Khartoum, Sudan, Wednesday, April 19, 2023. (AP Photograph/Marwan Ali)

(NewsNation) — Even after renewed preventing in a single day in Sudan, the White Home’s nationwide safety spokesperson mentioned a choice has not been made on whether or not to evacuate U.S. diplomats from the nation.

Nevertheless, John Kirby, the Nationwide Safety Council’s coordinator for strategic communications, instructed reporters Friday the nation needs to be “prepared for that eventuality.”

At Biden’s path, the army is “pre-positioning extra capabilities close by in case they’re wanted,” Kirby mentioned.

The state of affairs in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, continues to be tense, Kirby confused as he suggested any People within the nation to “maintain themselves” and discover shelter.

“This isn’t the time to be shifting across the nation,” he mentioned. “It isn’t a secure atmosphere there in any respect.”

The U.S. Africa Command, Division of Protection, and State Division are monitoring the state of affairs, Kirby mentioned.

What U.S. officers want to see, Kirby mentioned, is an finish to the preventing and for either side to abide by ceasefires — though “sadly” that has not been occurring, he added.

Reuters contributed to this story.

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