Amendment to Executive Order 13761 with Respect to Sudan

Today, President Trump issued an amendment to the E.O. easing sanctions against Sudan. The amendment extends the probationary review period allotted to the U.S. government,  giving the U.S. more time to determine whether the government of Sudan has made demonstrable progress against human rights abuses. The probationary review period was set to end today, Wednesday, July 12, making the lifting of sanctions against Sudan permanent. Many humanitarian organizations have lauded the move, saying that the government of Sudan has not yet made sufficient progress to warrant a permanent easing of U.S. sanctions. The Government of Sudan responded, issuing “a presidential decree ordering the suspension of the committee that was negotiating (the lifting of the sanctions) with the United States until October 12” according to its official news agency.

See further analysis on other implications of the E.O., specifically Sudan’s involvement with North Korea, here.