U.S. moves to lift decades-old trade embargo against Sudan

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13 January 2017

The Obama administration took steps on Friday to lift a 20-year trade embargo against Sudan, unfreeze assets and remove financial sanctions in response to the east African nation's cooperation in fighting Islamic State and other groups, a move that angered human rights organizations, APA reports quoting Reuters.

 

The lifting of the sanctions, which date back to the Clinton administration, will however be delayed by 180 days to encourage Sudan to take further actions on improving human rights, resolving political divisions and military conflicts.

 

That leaves the final decision up to President-elect Donald Trump to implement the sanctions relief, a senior Obama administration official said.

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