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Sanctions on Sudan

Sanctions on Sudan began after the country gave refuge to various militant Islamists in the early 1990’s, most notably Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who lived in Khartoum from 1991 to 1996.

In 1997 United States President Bill Clinton imposed trade restrictions on Sudan due to Khartoum’s support for international terrorism, violations of human rights, and attempting to destabilise neighbouring governments, such as the assassination attempt on the life of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Addis Ababa.

In November 2012 Sudan renewed calls for serious talks about ending sanctions and removing Khartoum from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, despite US President Barack Obama extended the trade embargo that month.

Sudan continues to appear on a list of state sponsors of terrorism. However, in July 2012 a US report, said that Khartoum had been "a cooperative counter-terrorism partner" in 2011.

The report found that, with the exception of support for Hamas - the Palestinian Islamist movement which controls Gaza, the Khartoum government "does not openly support the presence of terrorist elements within its borders".


Al Jazeera English | UN threatens sanctions over Sudan dispute | 2 May 2012


Al Jazeera English | Inside Story - US/Sudan relations | 26 Aug 2007

A delegation of senior Sudanese officials are in the US for talks with their American counterparts. Inside Story asks if this is a new chapter or a compromise in US/Sudan relations.




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