WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after reports of an agreement reached yesterday between Sudan’s military leaders and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok:

“I stand with the courageous people of Sudan who were at the forefront of the peaceful revolution. Whether or not the deal struck between General Burhan and Prime Minister Hamdok represents progress for the country is for the Sudanese people to decide. It is imperative for all political prisoners to be released immediately and for urgent progress to be made on accountability, security sector reform, and steps toward full civilian rule. I will continue to push forward with my legislation sanctioning those individuals who undermine democracy, peace, and human rights in Sudan.”