Mike Pompeo, who flew to Khartoum on the historic "first official non-stop flight" from Tel Aviv, is the first US Secretary of State to visit Sudan since Condoleezza Rice went there in 2005.
TRT World spoke to Maha Azzam, the head of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council, who opposes the Sisi regime and wants to replace it with a democracy.
Analysts believe the Saudi-UAE alliance and Egypt have thrown their support behind the country's military council to counter a civilian uprising demanding democratic rule.
Abdel Fattah al Burhan met Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al Sisi, who is himself a former military chief who got the top job after leading the ouster of his country's democratically elected leader, Mohammed Morsi.
Thousands of people prayed outside the defence ministry in Khartoum, the site of a massive anti-government sit-in which has continued unabated even after the military removed President Omar al Bashir from power two weeks ago.
Sudanese Professionals' Association (SPA) called for the establishment of a transitional council which would be protected by the armed forces, adding it would exert "all forms of peaceful pressure to achieve the objectives of the revolution".
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