بيان من السفارة الأمريكية بالخرطوم حول الوضع في جبل مرة

July 25, 2017

For Immediate Release

THE U.S. EMBASSY ON THE SITUATION IN JEBEL MARRA

Khartoum, Sudan – The United States is concerned about the alarming malnutrition rates and deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Jebel Marra region of Darfur where the lives of thousands of children and vulnerable adults are at stake. Recent nutrition screenings and surveys show critical levels of severe acute malnutrition indicating a complex humanitarian crisis that demands an urgent, multi-sector response. The scale and scope of the humanitarian emergency discovered in recent weeks reveal the consequences of the longstanding conflict and limited access in Darfur. Continue reading

Press Releases: Dialogue and Counterterrorism Cooperation With Sudan

Press Statement

Heather Nauert
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 20, 2017


The United States welcomes the recent announcements by the Governments of Sudan and Saudi Arabia underscoring Sudan’s commitment to sustain positive dialogue with the United States and to continue collective efforts to fight terrorism. As outlined in the 2016 U.S. Country Report on Terrorism issued July 19, the United States notes Sudan’s improved counterterrorism efforts through enhanced interagency and international cooperation to address the threat from ISIS and other terrorist organizations, and its willingness to pursue counterterrorism operations alongside regional partners, including operations to counter threats to U.S. interests and personnel in Sudan.

 

U.S. Department of State

Background Briefing on Sudan Sanctions

Special Briefing

Office of the Spokesperson
Senior Administration Officials
Via Teleconference
July 12, 2017

 

MODERATOR: Thank you. Thanks, everyone, for joining us for the background call on the administration’s decision yesterday to extend the review period for the revocation of certain sanctions on Sudan. You may have seen the statement that was released yesterday, so we wanted to bring some folks in to discuss the decision in greater detail. We have [Senior Administration Official One]; also [Senior Administration Official Two] and [Senior Administration Official Three]. I’d like to add that the call will be embargoed until the end of the call. You can refer to the officials as senior administration officials who are involved in the Sudan assessment process. Continue reading

The Administration Extends Sudan Sanctions Review Period

Press Statement

Heather Nauert
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 11, 2017

Today, the President issued an Executive Order (E.O.) extending the review period established by E.O. 13761 of January 13, 2017, which set forth criteria for the revocation of certain sanctions on Sudan. The President’s E.O. extends the review period for an additional three months and provides for the revocation of those sanctions if the Government of Sudan (GOS) sustains the positive actions that gave rise to E.O. 13761, including maintaining a cessation of hostilities in conflict areas in Sudan; improving humanitarian access throughout Sudan; and maintaining its cooperation with the United States on addressing regional conflicts and the threat of terrorism. Continue reading

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urge White House to Delay Sudan Sanctions Relief

U.S. Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-MA)

 

Washington, July 5, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Randy Hultgren (R-IL), co-chairs of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, and Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Tom Rooney (R-FL) led a bipartisan letter this week calling on President Trump to delay lifting sanctions on Sudan. This comes one week before the July 12th deadline when the U.S. must make a decision on the sanctions.

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Declaration of Famine in South Sudan

Press Statement
Mark C. Toner
Acting Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 21, 2017

The United States is gravely concerned by the February 20 declaration of famine in parts of South Sudan and by the significant scale of humanitarian need throughout the country. This crisis is man-made, the direct consequence of a conflict prolonged by South Sudanese leaders who are unwilling to put aside political ambitions for the good of their people. We call on President Kiir to expeditiously make good on his promise that humanitarian and developmental organizations will have unimpeded access to populations in need across the country.
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On Progress in Sudan

Press Statement

 

Mark C. Toner
Deputy Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC

January 13, 2017

 

Six months ago, the United States began a comprehensive engagement plan with the Government of Sudan aimed at ending the government’s offensive military operations, improving humanitarian access, ending Sudan’s destabilizing role in South Sudan, countering terrorist groups, and ending the threat of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Since then, Sudan has met our benchmarks and made significant progress toward these goals, as well as new commitments. As a result, the United States has decided to issue a General License lifting sanctions on U.S. trade and investment in Sudan. Continue reading

United States Lifting Select Sanctions on Sudan

Fact Sheet

 

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC

January 13, 2017

 

 

Why is the United States lifting sanctions on Sudan now?  Today’s actions to lift sanctions on Sudan and were the culmination of months of intensive bilateral engagement with Sudan. The United States and Sudan committed to focus on achieving progress in five key areas: ceasing hostilities in Darfur and the Two Areas, improving humanitarian access, ending negative interference in South Sudan, enhancing cooperation on counterterrorism, and addressing the threat of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). This process began in June, 2016. Continue reading

Bipartisan Group of 120 Lawmakers Call on President Obama to Keep Sudan Humanitarian Crisis a High Priority

Congressmen Jim McGovern

Congressmen Jim McGovern

May 4, 2016

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today a bipartisan group of 120 members of Congress is calling on President Obama to re-prioritize peace, accountability and protection of civilians in Sudan during his final year in office. The bipartisan letter is led by Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Joseph Pitts (R-PA), co-chairs of a bipartisan Congressional human rights commission, and the co-chairs of the bipartisan Sudan and South Sudan Issues Caucus: Representatives Michael McCaul (R-TX), Mike Capuano (D-MA), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), and Barbara Lee (D-CA). In the letter, the lawmakers call for strong U.S. leadership and advocacy on the grave abuses and humanitarian crisis that persist and continue to worsen inside Sudan itself. Continue reading

Sudan: United States Calls for End of Violence in Jebel Marra, Darfur

Press Statement

John Kirby
Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
February 18, 2016

The United States is deeply concerned about the increased violence against civilians and the grave humanitarian situation in and around Jebel Marra, Darfur. Initial attacks by the Sudan Liberation Army-Abdul Wahid opposition group on Sudanese armed forces prompted a response by Sudan’s military that included aerial bombardments despite the UN Security Council demand that Sudan cease offensive military flights over Darfur. These attacks have forced 73,000 people to flee their homes, and thousands more are trapped in the conflict zone of Jebel Marra without access to aid. Continue reading

Press Releases: Sudan Revolutionary Front’s Commitment to a Cessation of Hostilities

Press Statement

John Kirby
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 29, 2015

The United States welcomes the Sudan Revolutionary Front’s statement on September 15, 2015, including its commitment to a six-month cessation of hostilities. This statement follows the Government of Sudan’s announcement in August of a unilateral two month cessation of hostilities. We urge both parties to commit to a six month cessation of hostilities and to begin working in earnest to turn these announcements into a sustainable end to Sudan’s conflicts. Continue reading

Travel of Sudanese President Bashir to South Africa

Press Statement

John Kirby

Department Spokesperson

Washington, DC

June 14, 2015

The United States is deeply concerned by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s travel to South Africa for the African Union summit.

 President Bashir has been indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of crimes against humanity and genocide, and warrants for his arrest remain outstanding. Continue reading

U.S. Condemns Violence in Sudan

Press Statement

Jeff Rathke

Acting Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

May 8, 2015

 The United States is gravely concerned about the continuing fighting in Sudan’s Darfur region and Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states. Actions by the Sudanese government and armed opposition groups, especially following the return of some elements of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), have displaced countless civilians this year and exacerbated an already serious humanitarian crisis. Continue reading

Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Sudan

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
October 24, 2014

Notice – Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Sudan

NOTICE
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CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO SUDAN
On November 3, 1997, by Executive Order (E.O.) 13067, the President declared a national emergency with respect to Sudan and, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), took related steps to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the actions and policies of the Government of Sudan.  On April 26, 2006, in E.O. 13400, the President determined that the conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region posed an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, expanded the scope of the national emergency to deal with that threat, and ordered the blocking of property of certain persons connected to the conflict.  On October 13, 2006, the President issued E.O. 13412 to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency and to implement the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-344). Continue reading