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Al-Bashir speaks at the opening of power production plant from Upper Atbara and Setait Dam on 2 February 2017 (ST Photo)

February 2, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir on Thursday renewed his welcome to the Washington’s decision to ease sanctions imposed on Sudan saying the move “came after the U.S. Administration was convinced of its futility”.

On 13 January 2017, pleased with the Sudanese government’s efforts on the fight of terror groups, President Barak Obama eased the trade and economic sanctions imposed on Sudan since 1997.

On Thursday, Al-Bashir addressed a public rally on the occasion of the inauguration of the power production plant from Upper Atbara and Setait Dam in eastern Sudan.

He said the U.S. Administration sought to press Sudan by all means but to no avail, describing the Americans as “pragmatic” people.

Al-Bashir pointed that a number of countries and organizations have participated to the lift of sanctions and on top of them Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and China.

The Sudanese President also thanked Algeria and Sultanate of Oman for supporting his country, saying the latter didn’t respond to all attempts to prevent it from offering support to Sudan.

It is noteworthy that the lifting of sanctions would be delayed by 180 days, however. The delay is seen as a way of further encouraging the Sudanese government to continue its anti-terror fight -and to improve its record on human rights.

The six month delay means that by July 12, U.S. government agencies will confirm to the White House that Sudan has continued to be cooperative on both fronts.

(ST)

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  • 2 February 22:36, by General

    Commarde your days are numbered,set and think before you burden with aniose, this is Trump, but not Obama

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    • 3 February 05:18, by Kuch

      So Mr. Trump is now North Sudan new husband even after citizen sanctioned to enter the ’Trumpet’ land? Our so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan, you even went a fought the Yemen people on the directives of your gulf Arab state masters! Well, fellows, we are going to keep informing you. We going get back our country remember?>>>

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      • 3 February 05:20, by Kuch

        Go back to Saudi Arabia and Yemen fellows. We are going force anyway if you don’t go voluntarily though.

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  • 3 February 06:50, by Freedom Advocate

    Kuch,
    You must be sick mentally.
    What mind you about Sudan sanction or not sanction?
    Focus on your fucking tribal Jienge president who will be the next agenda on the coming executive orders of the white house.
    No empty talk this time dude.
    Your sultan will make it to Hague sooner than later!

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    • 3 February 09:38, by Kush Natives

      Freedom Advocate,

      So, are you now depending Bashiir or an international criminal boy? Just confirming_______!

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