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Sudan military rulers brief US envoy: state media

AFP  |  Khartoum 

Sudan's new military rulers briefed Washington's top to on Sunday about security after the army's ouster of veteran leader Omar al-Bashir, reported.

met with the military council's deputy Mohammad Hamdan Daglo, widely known as Himeidti, at the presidential palace in

The Sudanese deputy briefed Koutsis on the current situation in the country and the reason for forming the military council, the official agency reported as state television broadcast footage of their meeting.

"told him about the measures taken by the military council to preserve the security and stability of the country," reported.

Sudan's military council headed by took power after the ousted Bashir on Thursday.

heads Sudan's controversial counter-insurgency unit -- the (RSF) -- which rights groups have accused of abuses in the war-torn region.

About 300,000 people have been killed in since a brutal conflict erupted there in 2003, when ethnic rebels took up arms against the Arab-dominated government of Bashir.

The United States, which has blacklisted as a state sponsor of terrorism, has insisted that needs to improve its human rights record if it wants to be removed from the list.

imposed sanctions on in 1997 for its alleged links to Islamists which were lifted in October 2017, but the much awaited economic recovery has failed to materialise.

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 17:10 IST