By Nizar Manek, 12 July 2017
- Executive order says revocation depends on sustained progress
- Obama administration suspended some sanctions in January
The U.S. delayed by three months a decision on whether to permanently lift some sanctions imposed on Sudan, making the revocation dependent on the North African country sustaining progress in areas such as anti-terror cooperation.
President Donald Trump’s executive order extends the six-month review period established by the Obama administration on Jan. 13, which detailed conditions Sudan must meet for certain sanctions to be revoked, the State Department said in a statement.