US To Lift Some Sanctions Against Sudan: Officials

US to lift some sanctions against Sudan: officials

WASHINGTON, , (Pakistan Point News - APP - 13th Jan, 2017 ) - The United States will ease some financial sanctions against Sudan on Friday for efforts to help fight terrorism, although it will remain on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, two White House officials told AFP. Washington is set to announce that it will "ease some US sanctions on trade and investment," one of the officials from the outgoing administration of President Barack Obama said Thursday. "We are taking these actions in recognition of positive steps the government of Sudan has taken," the second official said. Washington in November extended sanctions against Sudan for a year, saying it could lift them at any time if the African country were to do more to tackle terror. APP/AFP/anm