Sudan issues decree to restructure national security body

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-30 05:29:05|Editor: yan
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KHARTOUM, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Sudan on Monday issued a constitutional decree to restructure the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), official SUNA news agency reported.

The decree, issued by Chairman of Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, also changes the name of the NISS to the General Intelligence Organ, SUNA said.

"The amendment stipulated in the constitutional decree comes within the framework of structuring the NISS to cope with the political change in the country," said NISS's Director General Abu-Bakr Dambalab.

By changing its name, the NISS has become more professional in protecting the country and safeguarding its national security against very complicated threats, he noted.

After the ouster of former President Omar al-Bashir by the Sudanese army in April, the opposition forces demanded the NISS be dissolved.

However, the TMC, which is running the country's affairs, insists on the existence of the NISS but agrees to restructure it into a body that focuses on combating terrorism and espionage, preventing human trafficking and fighting corruption and money laundering.