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OFAC eases sanctions on Sudan; terrorism concerns persist

Joe Mont | July 10, 2018

Picking up where President Obama left off, the Trump administration has dropped most sanctions targeting Sudan. The country was also removed from the list of nations targeted by the White House’s controversial travel ban.

Late last month, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control announced the longstanding policy change with a Final Rule that was later published in the Federal Register. On July 1, OFAC officially removed Sudanese sanctions from the Code of Federal Regulations.

As a prelude to the U.S. decision, Sudan, long-accused of facilitating terrorism, cut business ties to North Korea. Sudan, divided by a long and bloody civil war, had been a buyer of missiles and other weaponry from Pyongyang.

 Other demands by the United States were that the country take steps to...

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