Lieutenant General, Yasser Al-Atta, the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Sudanese Armed Forces, described the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a “mafia” and warned Khakifa Haftar in eastern Libya against continuing to support the rebel leader in Sudan, Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo, known as Hemedti.

Al-Atta said in a video statement that he had known a terrorist organization, a mafia organization, a criminal organization, but this was the first time he had heard of mafia state, referring to the UAE.

"The UAE is a country that loves destruction and spreads evil, despite the fact that its people are our brothers and during the time of its founding leader, Sheikh Zayed, the UAE was called the country of goodness and giving, but the successor left behind evil."

"We thank our brothers in Libya in Tripoli, but we warn the people of Benghazi and the people of Haftar to stop this nonsense. We warn any country participating in supporting and assisting the rebellion in Sudan that what comes around goes around. We remind them of the experience of the Sudanese intelligence services in responding to evil deeds." He added.