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Sudan counts on China for critical cash amid sanctions

China remains Sudan's largest trade partner, but within a few weeks the US will decide whether to remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism

FOREIGN minister Ali Karti told local media that US observers had completed a six-month monitoring and assessment programme and are expected to make a recommendation to US President Barack Obama within weeks. “The recommendations have been completed and submitted. This issue will be presented for a decision from the [US] president and then it will be reviewed whether this should be presented to Congress,” Karti told the pro-government newspaper Al-Rayaam. Inclusion on the US state sponsors of terrorism list prevents a country receiving US arms exports, controls the sale of items with both military and civilian applications and, crucially, both limits US aid and requires the government to v

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