Blinken and top general discuss need to end Sudan war

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken

(This May 28 story has been refiled to remove repetition of the word Sudan in the headline)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed the need to urgently end the conflict in Sudan with Sudanese Armed Forces General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan in a call on Tuesday, the State Department said.

The two also discussed ways to "enable unhindered humanitarian access, including cross border and cross line, to alleviate the suffering of the Sudanese people," it said.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu)