Obama Renews Sudanese Trade Sanctions

Law360, New York (November 2, 2012, 7:04 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama on Thursday said he would extend 15-year-old economic sanctions against Sudan, explaining that the actions of the Sudanese government that initially led to the measures still posed a threat to U.S. security.

In a letter sent to leaders in both houses of Congress, Obama said the U.S. government will continue to enforce sanctions first put in place during the Clinton administration, after the Sudanese government took actions that led the former president to declare a national emergency.

“These actions and policies are hostile...
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