US extends Sudan sanctions
WASHINGTON: The US has extended its sanctions on Sudan by three months and will review the extension if Khartoum continues to engage in what Washington says is positive behaviour, including the cessation of hostilities in the conflict areas of Sudan.
Yesterday the US State Department said: “Today (Tuesday), the president issued an executive order (EO) extending the review period established by EO 13761 of January 13, 2017, which set forth criteria for the revocation of certain sanctions.
“The order extends the review period for an additional three months and provides for the revocation of those sanctions if the government of Sudan sustains the positive actions that gave rise to EO 13761, including maintaining a cessation of hostilities in conflict areas in Sudan, improving humanitarian access throughout Sudan and maintaining its co-operation with the US on addressing regional conflicts and the threat of terrorism.”
It said the US would revoke the sanctions if the Sudanese government was assessed to have sustained progress at the end of the extended review period.