|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | USA

US Lifts Sanctions Imposed on Sudan since 1997

WASHINGTON – The United States decided on Friday to lift the package of economic sanctions imposed on Sudan 20 years ago, due to the positive action of the Khartoum government that has led to ending of hostilities in some regions of the country and to an improvement in the humanitarian situation, Washington said.

“Today, the United States decided to revoke economic sanctions with respect to Sudan... in recognition of the Government of Sudan’s sustained positive actions to maintain a cessation of hostilities in conflict areas in Sudan,” US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.

US President Donald Trump announced last July that he would establish an observation period of three months to see if that would be his decision, after his predecessor, Barack Obama, decided to temporarily lift some of the sanctions.

In August, Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Gandur said his country hoped to recover bilateral relations with Washington, frozen since 1997 when then-President Bill Clinton included the African country on the list of nations sponsoring terrorism.

In 2006, the list of sanctions was expanded due to the violence raging in the Darfur region.

Trump indicated that he might decide to end the sanctions last Sept. 25 when he chose to remove Sudan from the controversial list of countries with a Muslim majority, on which he had imposed a travel ban a few days after his swearing-in as president.

Despite the sanctions being lifted, Nauert did not hesitate to say that “any further normalization of ties will require continued progress by the Government of Sudan.”

On the list of required actions, the spokeswoman said the Sudanese government must “improve humanitarian access throughout Sudan, and maintain cooperation with the United States on addressing regional conflicts and the threat of terrorism,” while it must also show its commitment to the application of UN sanctions against North Korea.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2015 © All rights reserved