Sudan remains among states sponsoring terrorism

The United States says it has no plans to remove Sudan from the list of states that sponsor terrorism.

State Department spokesperson, Heather Nauert says an assessment is underway on Sudan’s compliance with conditions stipulated by the previous administration to permanently lift comprehensive economic sanctions imposed in 1997.

“I don’t want to get ahead of what will be announced, because that we just don’t know yet. We’re not sure what is going to happen with the sanctions.

“The State Department is monitoring whether or not Sudan has sustained positive actions that gave rise to the executive order that was put in place earlier this year. So the State Department will make the final determination, but I just can’t get ahead of what that is right now,” Nauert said.

He stressed that Sudan’s terrorism designation would not change for the time being.

“I can tell you one thing, and that is the designation of Sudan as a state sponsor of terror will remain,” he stated.

By July 12th, an interagency report is to be submitted to the US President Donald Trump which he will use to issue a decision on whether to maintain or to permanently remove economic sanctions on Sudan.
Sudan Tribune/Mercy Chukwudiebere