Sanctions against Sudan

As a result of its support for terrorism, the actions it has taken against its own people in Darfur, and other activities, Sudan and its government have been the target of several rounds of international and unilateral sanctions.

State Sponsor of Terror (August 1993)

In August 1993, the U.S. Secretary of State added Sudan to the list of state sponsors of terrorism. As the Department of State's Patterns of Global Terrorism 1993 report noted: "Despite several warnings to cease supporting radical extremists, the Sudanese government continued to harbor international terrorist groups in Sudan." The report also highlighted Sudan's close ties to Iran, noting that the regime provided meeting locations, transit points and safe havens for "Iran-backed extremist groups" as well as a "disturbing relationship with a wide range of Islamic extremists". Among them were the Palestinian Abu Nidal Organization (ANO), PIJ and Hamas, as well as Lebanese Hizbullah and Egypt's El-Gamaa el-Islamiyya (GAI).

Executive Order 13067 (November 3, 1997)

President Bill Clinton signed Executive Order 13067 on November 3, 1997 blocking Sudanese government property and prohibiting transactions with Sudan.

President Barack Obama renewed the sanctions against Sudan on November 2, 2012.

UN Security Council Resolution 1556 (July 30, 2004)

The UN Security Council imposed an arms embargo on all non-governmental entities and individuals in the Darfur regions of Sudan.

UN Security Council Resolution 1591 (March 29, 2005)

The UN Security Council expanded its arms ban to include all parties participating in the N'djamena Ceasefire Agreement, created a monitoring committee and a Panel of Experts.

UN Security Council Resolution 1672 (April 25, 2006)

The UN Security Council enacted a travel ban and asset freeze against four individuals responsible for atrocities in Darfur.

Executive Order 13400 (April 26, 2006)

President George W. Bush enacted E.O. 13400 in April 2006 expanded sanctions against Sudan targeting specific individuals for their role in the conflict in Darfur.

Darfur Peace and Accountability Act (October 13, 2006)

The President signed the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act on October 13, 2006 which imposed sanctions on those responsible for ongoing violence in the Darfur region.

Executive Order 13412 (October 13, 2006)

On October 13, 2006, President Bush barred transactions with Sudan related to oil, gas, and the petro-chemical industries in Sudan in accordance with the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act of 2006.