AMMAN: Jordan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs said on Friday that the house of the Jordanian ambassador in Khartoum was attacked and vandalized.
It also confirmed that ambassador Saed Radaideh and his embassy staff were at Port Sudan at the time, and that none of them were harmed in the attack.
The Ministry affirmed Jordan’s condemnation and denunciation of all forms of violence and vandalism, especially those that violate the sanctity of diplomatic buildings.
It also stressed the need to respect the rules of international law and relevant international agreements, especially the Vienna Convention.
Saudi Arabia condemned the attack amid the ongoing fighting between Sudan’s army and the Rapid Support Forces.
In a statement, the Saudi foreign ministry said the Kingdom reiterates its denunciation against any forms of violence against diplomats. It also called for commitment to the temporary ceasefire agreement in Sudan and support to humanitarian interventions.
Bahrain also condemned the storming and vandalizing of the ambassador’s house, calling it “a criminal act” that violates international law.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated Bahrain’s position on the need to stop the violence in Sudan. It called for full protection of diplomatic missions and punishment to the perpetrators.
Bahrain also urged the rival parties to adhere to the Jeddah Declaration of Commitment to Protect the Civilians of Sudan, which was signed in Saudi Arabia earlier this month, and to return to dialogue to end the current crisis and bring peace, stability and security for the people of Sudan.
Earlier this month, the embassy of Jordan in Khartoum was stormed and vandalized, which prompted condemnation from Arab neighbors including Saudi Arabia.
On Friday, a joint statement from the Kingdom and the US said the situation in Sudan had improved since Wednesday, when there had been serious breaches of the ceasefire in Sudan.