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Sudan: Khartoum denounced the US sanctions

The Sudanese government condemned the decision of the U.S. president to extend economic sanctions against Khartoum in 1997 Suppression of supporting international terrorism.

“The sanctions imposed by the U.S. administration in Sudan are politically motivated and aimed at pressuring the Sudanese government to obtain concessions. They continue to affect the vital interests of the Sudanese people, prevent the development of the country and hinder the fight against poverty, “reads a statement in the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

On Tuesday according to the Sudanese media, President Barack Obama announced  his decision to extend sanctions against Khartoum, policies and actions of the Sudanese government remains “an exceptional threat to national security and foreign policy of the United States.”

In 2010, Washington had promised the Sudanese government in case of success of the referendum on the separation of Southern Sudan, the U.S. administration would review in the fall of 2011 the possibility of lifting economic sanctions against Khartoum and the Sudan from scratch the “list of countries supporting terrorism.”

Now, the United States link the lifting of sanctions in resolving the Darfur crisis and conflict in the southern provinces of Sudan: Southern Kordofan, Blue Nile and Abyei.

“For the umpteenth time, the U.S. government breached its promise to lift sanctions, recognizing that Sudan is making the necessary arrangements for this purpose,” the statement said the Sudanese diplomacy.

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