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Sudan won’t accept any decision other than permanent lift of U.S. sanctions: FM


Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour (SUNA Photo)

July 10, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour Monday said Khartoum wouldn’t accept from Washington any decision other than the permanent lift of economic sanctions imposed on the country.

Last January, former President Barack Obama issued an executive order providing temporary relief from many U.S. sanctions against Sudan that have been in effect for almost 20 years.

Washington is involved in a five-track engagement process with the Sudan over the permanent lift of sanctions on Sudan. By the 12 July, based on an interagency report including the State Department the President Donald Trump is expected to issue a decision on whether to maintain or to remove the lift of economic sanctions on Sudan.

The official news agency SUNA on Monday quoted Ghandour as saying any decision other than the permanent lift of sanctions is “illogical and unaccepted”, saying Sudan has met all commitments towards five-track engagement plan.

He called on Washington to meet its commitment according to the engagement process, saying the American side continued to underline that the Sudanese side has met its commitment.

The top diplomat said Sudan looks forward to seeing the right decision to lift the sanctions permanently, stressing “Sudan by then would become an active partner to achieve desires of both nations to see a safe region” and promote cooperation for the benefit of the two countries.

He pointed that Sudan and the U.S. had enjoyed strong relations before the imposition of the sanctions, expressing the desire that relations could return to normal.


For his part, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Ibrahim Ahmed Omer, has warned against escalating rhetoric against the U.S. if Washington decides to not lift the sanctions permanently.

In an interview with Al-Shorooq TV on Sunday, Omer urged to deal carefully with the sanctions file, saying the government should continue its efforts to convince the U.S. Administration and influential pressure groups of the importance of lifting the sanctions and its adverse impact on the Sudanese.


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  • 11 July 2017 01:41, by conservative

    After many mistakes you made it it’s not your choice

    Conservative owyeee

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  • 11 July 2017 03:28, by Newsudan

    Sudan is dangerous terrorists state

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  • 11 July 2017 09:41, by Kalo

    Ghandour,you did nothing that could let USA to lift the economic sanctions,a part from that,you still have problem with Egypt,Libya,running ups and downs with Qatar issues,challenges in Yemen,soldiers killed and bury in KSA soil,what shame! lol,rebels waiting for you,better to accept Sudan,abandon game with KSA.
    Son of Nuba

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    • 11 July 2017 09:51, by Kalo

      Cont,Sudan should accept as African nation,identity Sudanese not to confused with Afro-Arabs,Islamic which results supporting terrorists,ISIS,Alqadas,respect all the diversity in Sudan,recognized all religions,not all Sudanese are Muslims or Christians,give freedom,stop discrimination against other races,eqaul distribution of resources to all region not around Khartoum base on Hamdi triangle

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      • 11 July 2017 10:10, by Kuch

        Mr. Kalo,
        Unfortunately the so-called arabs of North Sudan have a lot sympathy from the white people in The UK, gulf Arab states & to some extent the evil US of old. If you don’t know what is friend is really being done in North Sudan & here in South Sudan is just the grandest dirty game that is not any different from has been toyed around in Central Africa republic, Libya>>>

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        • 11 July 2017 10:28, by Kuch

          Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan & Ukraine. Some fools here in South Sudan like Riek Machar, Lam Akol & their Co. don’t seem to know what is being done to our country & our people by the greatest monsters on earth. But we don’t give a damn about the traitors these days. They have always been bunch of big losers & no-do-gooders anyway>>>

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          • 11 July 2017 10:46, by Kuch

            Mr. Kalo, the whole of greater Sudan is part of what this US marine general was talking about on these *YOU TUBE videos* chap:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZF0Y-0SN5Q
            This General is very honest to himself & others. Not even all the innocent white Americans, English people or Juus are all evil though but what is always done in their names>>>>

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            • 11 July 2017 11:34, by Kuch

              by their armies on the *orders of their US Wall Street & their Europeans banking, multinationals and corporations’ cartels* behind the dark corridors of their UNSC, Wall Street, Bilderberg group, the Elders of Zion, the Knights Templar, the Rosicrucians & the Skull and Bones are here in our country fellows. But we are going to bomb the evils out of our country once & for>>>

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              • 11 July 2017 14:00, by Kuch

                all. Mr. Kalo, the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs have taken our country, South Sudan’s hostage and even your Nuba Mts & Southern Blue Nile ever since. The reason you fellows from the ’Nuba Mts and Southern Blue Nile, were not allowed to get independence by our greatest enemies on earth>>>

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                • 11 July 2017 14:26, by Kuch

                  the US, the UK, their their so-called isarel,the UN, their sleazy NGOs and *their Nuer fools are using the Nuers and some Equatorians fools* as their fools to crawl their evils selves into our country. That isd not going to happen under the sun>>>

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                  • 11 July 2017 15:37, by Kuch

                    There are some evils who think, they can chess game our country & our people like their then *East and West Germany* the evil juus, their so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan, including you people, their evil juus (israel), Saudi Arabia, island of England, Pakistanis, Bantus of Nigerians. Good luck to our enemies. That is not going to happen under the sun>>>>

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                    • 11 July 2017 15:43, by Kuch

                      There will be no mighty *US, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, part of the so-called ethiopia, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, the whole of South African, and Nigeria if the evils keep playing games with us and our country’. We are here Mr. Kalo>>>

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                      • 11 July 2017 15:56, by Kuch

                        Your ’Yussuf Kuwa’ didn’t took up arms for nothing; your current SPLM-N of Mr. Al Hilu, Malik Agar, are working for what you fellows took up arms for. Our enemies of the US, their so-called israel, Bantus, Saudi Arabia, wall Street, UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their evils in between have taken our country our people as their Geo-political football>>>

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                        • 11 July 2017 16:10, by Kuch

                          Mr. Kalo, l am the one who helped bombed the so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan out of Yei, next Uganda in 1997, Kapoeta in 2002 & some other small villages in Equatoria. With some of you Nuba Mountains, Southern Blue Nile, Maban and l am the one who bombed the Riek Machar’s so-called *white army out my home town of Bor, Balliet, Malakal and other *little villages* in 2014-2015>>>

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                          • 11 July 2017 16:27, by Kuch

                            And we are going to bomb the greatest evils on earth again out of country once and for all. The US, the UK, their evil juus, their so-called, their UN, their sleazy NGOs et al. Have taken our country as their Geo-political game to toy around with---because of Chinese, Russians, are being Geo-politically fought here in our country by the greatest evils on earth; that we are going walk over>>>

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                            • 11 July 2017 16:36, by Kuch

                              We are not very poor Mr. Kalo. The cattle that the white Americans, English people; are our (cattle), the Dinkas/Jiengs of the Sudan’s *cattle*. We are back Mr. Kalo. If you have anything in South Africa, then remove it brother. We are here brother. We are going to bomb the so-called, *israel, half of the so-called ethiopia>>>

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                              • 11 July 2017 17:20, by Kuch

                                out of our country once & for all. There are some evils people on earth, who think, they can Geo-politically toy around with other peoples, their countries, and then hope they can use them as their *tools to sneak* their evil selves into other people’s countries. These evils are the English people, Indians, Pakistanis, English people, their so-called isarelis, their Saudi Arabians, Qataris,>>>

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                                • 11 July 2017 17:37, by Kuch

                                  Mr. Kalo,
                                  The people who killed Dr. John Garang in 2005, right after the "Comprehensive peace Agreement (CPA), in which you fellows of the Nuba Mountains, Southern Blue Nile issues were rightly addressed, but Dr. Garang was killed on his way on his way from Kampala to New Cush, Eastern Equatoria>>>>

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                                  • 11 July 2017 17:46, by Kuch

                                    This was done by our enemies (the US, the UK, Norway, their so-called isael; to make Uganda, and of Uganda Mr. Museveni) looks like he waas the one killed Dr. Garang. But here in the Dinka country though, we are way well ahead of these evil people Mr. Kalo. President Salva Kiir is the one that will let the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, UN, their sleazy NGOs>>>

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                                    • 11 July 2017 17:56, by Kuch

                                      out of our country once and for all. Mr. Kalo, there are some evil people in the **island of England, the US, the Gulf Arab states, their so-called israel, their UN, their NGOs, their so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their evils in between who think; that they can play game with our country & our people and hope, Mr. Kalo>>>

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                                      • 11 July 2017 18:09, by Kuch

                                        that they (the US, English people, their evil juu, Bantus, Nigerians et al. are our enemies), Mr. Kalo. Barack Obama, there was a fool from the *university of Makerere, called *Mumdance*, he is now at teaching young people at the *the Colombia university US*, that was the college Mr. Barack Obama studied before he came & lectured>>>

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