Jeddah (IINA) � The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed its regret over the decision of the US administration to extend the unilateral sanctions against Sudan for three months, despite Sudan's fulfillment of its agreed commitments within the context of the bilateral dialogue between the two sides.
The General Secretariat stressed that the resolutions issued by the Islamic Summit and the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) � the latest of which was the resolution adopted by the Ministerial Council at its 44th session held in Abidjan, CAte d'Ivoire, on July 10-11 under the theme of "Solidarity with Sudan" � have been calling on the US administration to lift these unjust sanctions in light of the significant progress made by Sudan in honoring its bilateral commitments with the United States through the implementation of the agreed tracks as well as its regional and international commitments in this regard. It also has been calling upon the U.S. to remove Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list, in view of the great cooperation it has shown with the international community in the fight against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
Further, the General Secretariat affirmed its commitment to support Sudan for lifting these sanctions in line with the relevant resolutions of the Islamic Summit and Council of Foreign Ministers. It called on the US administration to permanently lift the sanctions on October 12, the new proposed date.
Source: international Islamic News Agency