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Hoyer Statement on Extension of Sudan Sanctions Review Period

For Immediate Release: 
July 12, 2017
Contact Info: 

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the executive order to extend the review period to lift sanctions on Sudan:   

“I support the extension of the review period for easing sanctions on the Sudanese government, which has yet to demonstrate fully that humanitarian aid can reach the parts of the country that need it most and that those delivering the aid can do so safely.  I find encouraging the steps Khartoum has already taken to combat terrorism, ceasing its support for those engaged in civil conflict in South Sudan, and bringing to an end the violence in Darfur.  But this work remains unfinished, and I hope that the Sudanese government can take the necessary steps in the next three months to earn the sanctions relief it seeks by working with the international community to address humanitarian and security needs.”