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US postpones decision on Sudan sanctions for three months

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir attends the joint Sudan and Saudi Arabia air force drill in Khartoum, Sudan on 9 April, 2017 [Ebrahim Hamid/Anadolu Agency]
Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir in Khartoum, Sudan on 9 April, 2017 [Ebrahim Hamid/Anadolu Agency]

The United States on Tuesday postponed for three months a decision on whether to permanently lift certain sanctions on Sudan over its human rights record and other issues, the State Department said.

Read: Will Sudan side with Russia and Iran if sanctions are not lifted?

Former President Barack Obama lifted the sanctions for six months starting in January and a decision by his successor, Donald Trump, on whether to scrap the measures permanently was expected on Wednesday.

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