U.S. Measures in Response to the Crisis in Sudan

U.S. Measures in Response to the Crisis in Sudan

As directed by the President in his May 4 Executive Order, today we are holding accountable the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), Rapid Support Forces (RSF), and entities under their control for actions that threaten the peace, security, and stability of Sudan.

The United States is implementing three specific measures to promote accountability for the actions committed by the two forces, including imposing visa restrictions, levying economic sanctions, and updating our business advisory for Sudan.

These actions are in response to SAF and RSF violations of the obligations they undertook in Jeddah: looting, occupation of and attacks on civilian residences and infrastructure, use of aerial bombardment and artillery, attacks and prohibited movements, and obstruction of humanitarian assistance and essential services restoration.

The United States is imposing visa restrictions on specific individuals in Sudan, including officials from the SAF, RSF, and leaders from the former Omar al-Bashir regime, responsible for, or complicit in, undermining Sudan’s democratic transition.

We are designating Al Junaid company, an RSF-affiliated gold mining company that operates a series of mines in the Darfur region. The RSF is using the revenue generated from these mines to procure equipment for the RSF. Tradive General Trading, which the RSF utilizes to procure equipment for its forces, will also be designated.

The United States is taking additional action by designating the Sudanese government-controlled entity Sudan Master Technology, which is a major shareholder in three companies involved in producing weapons and vehicles for the SAF. We are also designating state-operated company Defense Industries System, which produces and procures equipment and weapons for the SAF.

Finally, the Departments of State, the Treasury, Commerce, Labor, and the U.S. Agency for International Development issued an update to the Business Advisory, originally introduced in May 2022, to highlight growing risks to U.S. businesses and individuals exacerbated by the conflict. These include trade in gold from a conflict-affected area, business potentially conducted with SAF and RSF-owned entities, and other concerns.

We stand ready to pursue additional measures and continue to remain deeply engaged with the parties to work toward unhindered humanitarian assistance, silence the guns and restore the peace, security and stability of Sudan.

Under Section 212(a)(3)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, these individuals will be subject to restrictions on visas to the United States under a policy covering those believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining the democratic transition in Sudan. Certain family members of such persons may also be subject to these restrictions. Treasury’s actions were taken pursuant to Executive Order 14098 , which authorizes sanctions on certain persons destabilizing Sudan and undermining the goal of a democratic transition. For more information, please see Treasury’s press release .

Official news published at https://www.state.gov/u-s-measures-in-response-to-the-crisis-in-sudan/

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