WASHINGTON Jan 12 The United States is set to
announce the easing of some financial sanctions against Sudan, a
senior U.S. official said on Thursday.
"The limited sanctions relief if an acknowledgement of
progress by the government of Sudan," the official told Reuters.
The United States first imposed sanctions on Sudan in 1997,
including a trade embargo and blocking the government's assets,
for human rights violations and terrorism concerns. The United
States layered on more sanctions in 2006 for what it said was
complicity in the violence in Darfur.
(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Andrew Hay)