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November 1, 2012 (WASHINGTON) – The Sudanese government condemned the US president Barack Obama’s decision to renew the comprehensive economic sanctions imposed on the country since more than a decade ago describing it as politically motivated.

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FILE - U.S. President Barack Obama at the Oval Office

Despite the decision being routinely expected this time ever year, the foreign ministry in Khartoum said in a statement that the intention of Washington is to "harm the vital interests of the people of Sudan by blocking its aspirations in development and impeding steps to promote peace".

Sudan pointed out that Washington had repeatedly acknowledged that Khartoum fulfilled conditions for lifting sanctions but that the US administration reneged on its promises. It stressed that Sudan is committed to preserving its sovereignty and independence of its decisions

Obama said in his memorandum released by the White House today that the actions and policies of the government of Sudan are hostile to US interests and continue to pose an “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”

“Therefore, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared with respect to Sudan and maintain in force the sanctions against Sudan to respond to this threat.”

In October 1997, the US imposed comprehensive economic, trade and financial sanctions against Sudan in response to its alleged connection to terror networks and human rights abuses. Further sanctions, particularly on weapons, have been imposed since the 2003 outbreak of violence in the western Darfur region.

From 1991 to 1996 Sudan hosted Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was killed in
Pakistan by US Navy SEALS last year.

But since 2001 Sudan has cooperated extensively with the US on counterterrorism matters drawing praise by Washington in terrorism assessment as recent as this year.

According to the annual US terrorism report, the Sudanese government continued to work last year on limiting activities of Al-Qaeda inspired groups operating in Sudan, while also disrupting foreign fighters’ use of Sudan as a "logistics base and transit point for violent extremists going to Iraq and Afghanistan".

Except for Hamas, the government "does not openly support the presence of terrorist elements within its borders," the report said.

It added that Sudan maintains a relationship with Iran, another terrorism sponsor.
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  • 2 November 2012 06:42, by LL Reuben

    N. Sudanese,
    How do ya like this? Your relationship with Iran is much more meaningful now eh? Good luck brothers, you’ve been bless by Ngundeng and Mohammed. Oh boy!

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    • 2 November 2012 07:01, by Dinkawarrior

      It make sense to the realy world than being an ignorance to the threats that came every single day! Sudan had been headquarters of Al-Qaeda since 1990 ’till you noticed in 1991 when he founded the so called South Sudan Defence Forces (SSDF)which later Massacred Thousands of Civilians in 1991! Osama Bin Laden gave billions of dollars South Sudan rebels to fight against the SPLA, nothing should hide

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      • 2 November 2012 09:09, by P.K.M

        Sudan never got the memo; united States don’t compromise with countries that sponsor terrorism. South Sudan is doing exactly the same thing; there will be no trade with a country that sponsors violence against other countries! South Sudan needs to stay away from Sudan.

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        • 2 November 2012 09:22, by Tutbol

          P.K.M
          What is there to trade with N Sudan anyway? All we need is our people to get their life back and be allowed to shape their own destinies than being kept hostage by low life import from arabia and lowly humans Fellata of West africa who have high tendency to slavery. The fulanis were brought to Sudan by the UK in the 20th century to work on the Sugar cane fields in the gezira scheme proj....

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          • 2 November 2012 09:44, by Tutbol

            And now these same lowly imports consider themselves superior than than the natives Sudanese, when they don’t even really understand how their lowly bigotic ancestors came to Sudan, they are fooled by their unwillingness to acknowlege their land-grabing behaviour & their antics are not going to be tolerated by the natives any more if they won’t change their ways....

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            • 2 November 2012 09:57, by Tutbol

              Or else some these lowly fools would find themselves back in Nigeria, Yeman & Saudia arabia. They have been tolerated for so long by the natives and they took this as their superiority. Since when have Nigerians been superior than the Sudanese, since when have the Yemans and Saudia arabians been superior to Sudanese if not their desert discovered oil which after made them fooled themselves as king

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              • 2 November 2012 10:19, by P.K.M

                Tutbol, if we going to transit our oil to port Sudan through Sudan and pay them transit fee; then that would be a trade between two countries; unless if we going to use the alternative route to Kenyan port. That’s the trade I was implying as far as my comment was concerned.

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    • 2 November 2012 07:12, by Diu J.Kuek

      U S renew of economic sanction yes absolutely if President Obama want to survive on that coming election judgment day he must be firm and tough with Sudan regarding Israeli security must be assure since Sudan associated itself with Iranian and the others global terrorists groups such Hamas in Gaza,Hazballah in Lebanon, Islamist Rebels in North Mali and Al Shabab in Somalia,

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      • 2 November 2012 07:22, by Diu J.Kuek

        For this reason to be friend of Iran therefore Sudan is going to last her credibility in the International standard as well as in the Arabs nations so whole World is in cool war with Iran while Sudan taking a opposite path to do unacceptable activities with this isolating nation its naive politics and it will bear the serious consequences don,t blamed US this sanctions will continuous,

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        • 2 November 2012 08:33, by Diu J.Kuek

          point of correction I mean Sudan is going to lost its International credibility standard otherwise some readers will understand as I mean Sudan will gain a lasting credibility from the International community,

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    • 2 November 2012 07:25, by omoni jr.

      south sudanese,
      you are very foolished to support this American Bullying.
      American need to put sanction to NCP individuals Not whole country,wake up dummies..

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      • 2 November 2012 07:49, by Diu J.Kuek

        omoni jr
        Please stop such an abusive language can you tell us the different between State and the Government in political point of view I stated this question because those of individuals that you are talking about they are those whom occupying the Govt and the Govt is the one which exercise the power of the state think more and big my friend Sudan must face this isolation,

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      • 2 November 2012 07:49, by Loko El Pollo

        I DON’T KNOW WHAT ADVICE CAN A DINGDINGA IDIOT GIVE TO THE NATION.

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        • 2 November 2012 08:21, by omoni jr.

          Loko el Pollo,
          Now, you are stupidly and ignorantly mentioned other tribe for no damn reason,what connect so called Dinkdinka and me?
          you son of sarmutha? DinkDinga are Equatorian people ,there is nothing wrong with them.

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          • 2 November 2012 10:49, by Loko El Pollo

            IAM HAPPY IF YOU ARE MAD OMONG,YOU ALWAYS INSULTED MY BOR COMMUNITY AND I JUST GET OVER IT.

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    • 2 November 2012 11:41, by Ruach

      Who is this mother fucker talking of Ngundeng here?

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  • 2 November 2012 06:44, by SeekingTruth

    SUDAN’S NCP AND ITS CITIZENS SHOULD ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IT’S HASN’T GOTTEN ANY HOTTER YET AND INSTEAD, THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING. YOU BETTER CONTINUE WITH THAT STUPID PATH OF FIGHTING IRANIAN’S PROXI WAR AND WE’LL SEE HOW IT WILL ALL PLAY OUT IN A SHORTEN TIME POSSIBLE.

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    • 2 November 2012 07:32, by Loko El Pollo

      SANCTION DOESN’T HURT SUDAN,WHY REBUKE NOW? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO DESERVE FREEDOM TO DO BUSSINESS WITH OUTSIDE WORLD.

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  • 2 November 2012 06:44, by omoni jr.

    Americans or U.S are contradicting everything here,last year Obama administration said if N.sudan Recognized the independent of south sudan ,U.S will lift sanction...
    So,do they respected what they said? I think,Americans are promoting terrorism too.

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    • 2 November 2012 06:49, by SeekingTruth

      OMONI,
      IT WASN’T JUST RECOGNIZING THE INDEPENDENT OF S. SUDAN. THERE WERE FAR MORE CONDITIONS THAN THAT, JUST GO BACK AND READ THE CONDITIONS THAT WERE GIVEN AT THE TIME.

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      • 2 November 2012 07:03, by zulu

        /Not only signing agreements with ss and ss relieving 8b$ were conditions, but smuggling arms to palestine, connections with Hozballah, Iran and Hamaz and now with Egypt makes US reconfigure its policy on the region. COuld it face a deadly AlQaida in the future as the neocommunism. PR is not working Sudan, You will lose big time ahead

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    • 2 November 2012 07:24, by Junta

      Omoni Jr.
      You must be a terrorist sympathiser. How could you condemn US for renewing the economic sanction on Sudan? Are you not aware of Sudan’s involvement with Iran which poses the greatest risk to humanity? are you not aware of ethnic cleansing in Blue Nile, S. Kordofan, Darfur currently taking place both militarily and use of starvation as a tool? Please be realistic Omoni!

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  • 2 November 2012 06:57, by Tutbol

    The West is partly to blame for the continued survival of this bulliest regime. The Sudanese Africans have for a long time wanted this regime gone, but some West countries of UNSC, with their usual hatred of african sudanese often opted to support their genocidle friend in Khortum. The regime doen’t adhere to any agreement if it does’t go its way, but West continue to look the way...

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    • 2 November 2012 07:15, by Tutbol

      The regime has reneges on many issues settled by the CPA and wants the CPA regotiated, but some UNSC members plus our own toothless AU continued to let this genocidle regime a free ride on what the regime wants from the innocent marginalised african peoples of the Sudan. And for some reasons known to some UNSC and AU member states, continue to pressure the african Sudanese to give-in to...

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      • 2 November 2012 07:32, by Tutbol

        this regime their last lands they hold dear. As long as the whole world continues to be held hostage by some few heartless & greedy members in UNSC, we in the Sudan particularly our marginalised tribes in SK, SBN, S Sudan, Fur and E Sudan as we are only percieved as resources dig by these so-called members of UNSC for their use & nothing else, we just need to activate our african survival tactics.

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  • 2 November 2012 06:59, by Tung malualdit

    Good job Barack, u keep aneye on them very well otherwise, they will trains another Bin Laden.

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    • 2 November 2012 07:36, by Loko El Pollo

      BARACK HUSEIN IS THEIR BROTHER IN ISLAM,IT IS REAL THAT FOR HIM TO MISTREAT MOHAMMEDANS LIKE THAT.

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  • 2 November 2012 07:01, by Dinkawarrior

    It make sense to the realy world than being an ignorance to the threats that came every single day! Sudan had been headquarters of Al-Qaeda since 1990 ’till you noticed in 1991 when he founded the so called South Sudan Defence Forces (SSDF)which later Massacred Thousands of Civilians in 1991! Osama Bin Laden gave billions of dollars South Sudan rebels to fight against the SPLA, nothing should hide

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    • 2 November 2012 10:02, by Ruach

      Dinka cieth:During the formation of movement(SPLA),Garang De Macieth the Maxist Lennist of Russia communisms had never turned his head away from his communisms support to Russians and Chinese Terrorist sponsored groups!These terrorist sponsored groups(Russia,China,Sudan + Maxist Lennis De Mabior)were working against US and UK and were in dark zones! Riek has never stepped his feet to communisms,..

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      • 2 November 2012 10:15, by Ruach

        ,but seeking his supports from US and UK for the courses of South Sudan ’s Independence untill he finally becomes happy and the rest of South Sudanese! Dinka Cieth,those who were killed in 1985 the year in which I was born to 1987 in Gajaak Areas by Garang with Mengistu Haile Mariam another Maxist Lennist in Ethiopia at the times.The massacre in Lou Nuer areas in 1980s and in 2006 in the name of..

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        • 2 November 2012 10:22, by Ruach

          ..in the name of disarments that was not announced nationwide,but targetting specific groups,the killing of Fankak(Lak Nuer)and Bul Nuerwas one of the terrible in the recent histories and many others.

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          • 2 November 2012 15:08, by Wrong Chemical

            To ruac;
            mixing milk & blood bring unknown colour,why don’t of what happen in Sudan where u took that hatred of urs, with fake jalien tribes of Bashir who normally defend on sucking blood,yes though Obama put sanction against Sudan do we mind, but who will vote 4 him tuesday coming week general election,obama must go to hell.

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            • 2 November 2012 17:28, by Ruach

              Am against Obama not serious against Terrorists in Khartoum.

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      • 2 November 2012 12:14, by Dinkawarrior

        Cieth-Ruach?
        Listen Mr. Gatmieth! The so called South Sudan Defence Forces (SSDF) was linked to Osama Bin Laden since it was formed 1990-1991 and was supported by the Al- qaeda leader whom his base was in Khartoum. Three weaks meeting of Dr. Riek Machar, Dr. Lam Akol with Osama Bin Laden in Khartoum was the begining of SPL-Nasir. SSDF is an Al-qaeda agent even Dr. Holocaust can’t denied!!!

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  • 2 November 2012 08:09, by Mapuor

    If you play with fire you must face its ire.Sudan is and continue to support terrorism in broad day light.Sudan should be split into Dar Fur Republic,Nilo-mountain Republic,East Sudan Republic and Nile Republic which is predominantly Arab to creat an atmosphere of peace in the Region

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  • 2 November 2012 08:15, by Northern Sudanese

    For how long are we supposed to live under sanctions? they are preventing nearly every single ’’big’’ development in Sudan. last time it nearly cancelled the white nile sugar factory project the largest in the continent and the gold refinery , the 2nd in the continent.

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    • 2 November 2012 10:27, by Ruach

      North Sudanese:Don’t tell us your lies,US will not pick you out from Terrorists groups.You silently wait for Israelis bombs droping on you like rain droplet! They are the very hot ones

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    • 2 November 2012 10:30, by Ruach

      North Sudanese:Don’t tell us your lies,US will not pick you out from Terrorists groups.You silently wait for Israelis bombs droping on you like rain droplet! They are the very hot ones

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  • 2 November 2012 08:26, by Snipper

    Haha I like the continuation of the sanctions! it will lower the behaviours of people like jalabby and Mohamed ali

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    • 2 November 2012 08:43, by Robot

      One problem that Sudan has is that, they behave like rich nation, like powerful nation, real Arabs... these are all negative thinking. the richness u had was SS, the power u claim is Iran, Arabism u claim when u r fake Fulanis from Nigeria.. wise person would reckon and understand the path Sudan is taking is dangerous, if they keep quite under this regime, they will perish slowly.

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  • 2 November 2012 08:45, by Tutbol

    Although i am not a fan of sanctions impacting the already harsh life by N Sudanese, they have to sometimes taste the bitterness of the real-life-situations the marginalised faced every single day in Abyiei, SK, SBN, the Fur & the E Sudan and until recently S Sudan.
    NCP needs to tell their minority Arabs that their game has gone too far and they need to be reined-in & be showned their place.

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    • 2 November 2012 12:17, by Dinkawarrior

      Listen Mr. Gatmieth! The so called South Sudan Defence Forces (SSDF) was linked to Osama Bin Laden since it was formed 1990-1991 and was supported by the Al- qaeda leader whom his base was in Khartoum. Three weaks meeting of Dr. Riek Machar, Dr. Lam Akol with Osama Bin Laden in Khartoum was the begining of SPL-Nasir. SSDF is an Al-qaeda agent even Dr.Holocaust can’t denied!Riek’s SSDF is question?

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  • 2 November 2012 13:00, by Makunon

    Ban of Sudan Government officials from traveling out side should be add to the list of sanction

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    • 2 November 2012 15:00, by Wrong Chemical

      what a good news! I thought that America is sleeping moreover their gloomy’s eyes still reviling in ever world’s corner. aaaah aaaah failing state Sudan sanction again ’’wuluu wuluu’’ where shall we go?’’ wuluu, wuluu,

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  • 2 November 2012 20:58, by Kalo

    The regime of NCP in Sudan didn’t want the people of Sudan to be in peace,go ahead USA because the citizens of Sudan are coward to face the goveronment of Sudan to bring the change by force like Arab spring in Egypt,Tunis,Libya,Yemen and present wrestling in Syria.

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