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Chairman of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan, Gen. Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman al-Burhan, and deputy chairman of the Sovereignty Council, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, attend a military graduation ceremony of special forces in Khartoum on Sept. 22. Photo: Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The U.S. special envoy for the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, will visit Sudan next week to affirm support for the country's government after Sudanese authorities said they suppressed a coup attempt, Reuters reports.

The big picture: Sudanese authorities said they thwarted an attempted coup on Tuesday, accusing plotters loyal to the ousted President Omar al-Bashir of attempting to derail the movement that removed him from power and "ushered in a transition to democracy," Reuters writes.

  • In a phone call with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, national security adviser Jake Sullivan "expressed the Biden administration’s commitment to support the civilian-led transition to democracy in Sudan and oppose any attempts to derail or disrupt the will of the Sudanese people," per a White House statement.
  • The State Department condemned the coup and reiterated support for the transitional government.

What they're saying: Sullivan on Friday also "underscored that any attempt by military actors to undermine the spirit and agreed benchmarks of Sudan’s constitutional declaration would have significant consequences for the U.S.-Sudan bilateral relationship and planned assistance," per the statement.

Go deeper: Foiled coup underscores deep divide in Sudan's government

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U.S. envoy backs democratic transition to civilian rule in Sudan

Sudanese protesters take part in a protest in Port Sudan in the east of the country to demand the government's transition to civilian rule, on Oct. 21. Photo: Ibrahim Ishaq/AFP via Getty Images

Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman conveyed U.S. support for a democratic transition in Sudan during talks with the head of its ruling council and the prime minister, the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum wrote Saturday on Twitter.

Driving the news: "Feltman emphasized U.S. support for a civilian democratic transition in accordance with the expressed wishes of Sudan’s people," the embassy wrote.

Biden rejects Trump's latest executive privilege claims

Photo: Jim Watson and Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

The White House on Monday rejected two more of former President Trump's claims of executive privilege over documents that the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot requested, CNN first reported.

Why it matters: Trump's legal team is seeking to block some of the panel's requests for records by invoking executive privilege, which can allow presidents and their aides to sidestep congressional scrutiny. The Biden administration has maintained that it will evaluate on a case-by-case basis.

Amazon warehouse workers in New York file petition to hold unionization vote

Amazon workers and their supporters rally outside the National Labor Relations Board's regional office in Brooklyn, New York City, after filing a petition requesting an election to form a union. Photo: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Amazon warehouse workers in New York City filed a petition on Monday with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to hold a vote on unionization.

Why it matters: The move comes six months after an organizing effort was defeated at Amazon's distribution center in Alabama.