Sudan on Sunday 5th June 2016 expressed deep concerns for being listed by U.S. as countries sponsoring terrorism.
Through the Foreign Ministry, Sudan pointed out the country’s name continues to be on the U.S. list despite the country’s immense cooperation with international community including the U.S. in fighting terrorism.
Sudan resents the allegations and claims as cited by U.S. administration and further reiterated that Sudan’s awareness in fighting global terrorism.
Sudan also lamented on sanctions courtesy of U.S. since 1997 which have never been lifted. Sudan noted that the sanctions has cost the country over 4 billion U.S. dollars in losses.
Sudan sanctions have limited the country’s development and stagnation of the economy the ministry said in its report.
However, the secession of South Sudan in 2011 has also affected the country's economy as it lost around 70 percent of its oil revenues.