RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry has condemned Tuesday’s storming of the Saudi cultural attache building in Khartoum by an armed group.

A statement released by the ministry said that the group sabotaged devices and cameras in the building and then seized property and disrupted systems and services.

The ministry expressed the Kingdom’s condemnation of the act in Sudan and called for respect for the sanctity of diplomatic missions.

Its statement added that it was holding the attackers responsible for their acts.

Saudi Arabia has renewed the call to halt military escalation in Sudan, end the violence, and provide the necessary protection for diplomats, residents, and Sudanese civilians.

Fighting between Sudan’s army, led by Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, and the Rapid Support Forces, commanded by Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, has continued despite the US-brokered 72-hour ceasefire.

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan on Tuesday had a phone call with Moussa Faki Mahamat, the chairperson of the African Union Commission, to discuss attempts to end the violence.

The parties also discussed the importance of preventing the escalation of the conflict and protecting Sudanese civilians.

They also spoke about latest developments in the African continent, in addition to discussing regional and international matters and issues of common interest.