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Sudan's Bashir suspends sanctions talks with US: state media

AFP  |  Khartoum 

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir today suspended negotiations with the United States on ending decades-old sanctions against Khartoum after extended the embargo by three months, state media reported.

"President of the republic Omar al-Bashir issued a presidential decree ordering the suspension of the committee that was negotiating with the United States" over the lifting of sanctions, the official agency SUNA reported quoting a presidential decree issued by Bashir.

The committee has been negotiating for more than a year with US officials for lifting the trade embargo imposed by on Khartoum since 1997.

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 22:42 IST