Sanctions extension likely to hamper US-Sudan relations
Saturday July 15 2017
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir gives a press conference in the presidential palace in the capital Khartoum, on March 2, 2017. PHOTO | ASHRAF SHAZLY | AFP
Sudan says Trump administration would be held responsible in case of repercussions and sufferings among the Sudanese people.
While Khartoum has not carried out new attacks in Darfur, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile in the past six months, it is unlikely that these conflicts — which started in 2003 in Darfur and the other two areas in 2011 — will be resolved in three months.
US was scheduled to lift the 20-year sanctions on July 12 but the Trump Administration has suspend the lifting of sanctions to October.