Gulf, Arab and Islamic states condemned the storming of the Saudi Cultural Attaché building in Khartoum, stressing the need to respect international and diplomatic agreements that guarantee the sanctity and safety of the headquarters of diplomatic missions.
On Tuesday, the Saudi Foreign Ministry announced that its cultural attaché office in Khartoum was stormed earlier in the day by an armed group that looted the property. The group also destroyed equipment and cameras.
The ministry expressed the Kingdom's strong condemnation of the incident, calling on all sides to respect the diplomatic missions and bring the perpetrators to justice.
It renewed Saudi Arabia's call to stop the military escalation between the warring parties, end the violence, and provide the necessary protection for Sudanese diplomats, residents, and civilians.
Kuwait expressed its strong condemnation and denunciation of the storming of the building.
The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying the "criminal" act is a "flagrant violation" of international law and the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, under which the host country is "under a special duty to protect the premises of the mission of intrusion, damage, disturbance of the peace and impairment of its dignity."
The ministry called on Sudanese authorities and concerned parties to immediately take all necessary measures to protect diplomatic missions, ensure the safety of their buildings and staff, and punish perpetrators of violations.
Kuwait stands in solidarity with Saudi Arabia and supports all security and legal measures it takes to maintain the safety of its diplomatic missions, asserted the ministry.
Bahrain deplored the incident, expressing solidarity, and support for Saudi Arabia, affirming its support for all necessary measures to secure Saudi diplomatic missions.
For its part, the UAE strongly denounced the storming of the cultural attaché mission, which resulted in vandalization and theft of property, stressing the importance of protecting diplomatic missions.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) affirmed that the UAE strongly condemns these criminal acts and permanently rejects all forms of violence and terrorism to undermine security and stability in contravention of humanitarian values and principles.
The statement stressed the importance of intensifying efforts to secure a ceasefire and return to the political process and dialogue to achieve progress in the transitional phase to reach Sudan's desired political stability and security.
On Wednesday, the Jordanian Government issued a statement condemning the armed storming and sabotage of the Saudi Cultural Attaché building, expressing solidarity with the Kingdom.
It stressed the need to respect the rules of international law and relevant international agreements, especially the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jasem al-Budaiwi, strongly denounced the incident, praising the significant humanitarian and diplomatic role played by Saudi Arabia in Sudan.
Budaiwi stressed that all GCC countries condemn this terrorist act, calling all parties in Sudan to take the necessary measures to protect diplomatic headquarters.
Moreover, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) regretted the storming, asserting in its statement the need to end the violence, respect diplomatic missions, and provide the necessary protection for diplomats.
The Speaker of the Arab Parliament, Adel al-Asoomi, called for respecting the diplomatic missions, holding perpetrators accountable, and providing due protection to diplomatic missions carrying out their work under challenging circumstances in Sudan.
He strongly denounced the storming, reiterating his demand for an immediate ceasefire in Sudan and for talks to resolve the current crisis.