President Donald Trump has issued several significant executive orders.
The ones that have received the most attention have of course been the ones related to immigration.
But he just issued one that the MSM isn’t talking much about.
And it’s going to help millions.
From Free Beacon:
Aid workers lauded President Donald Trump’s decision this week to postpone permanently lifting U.S. sanctions on Sudan as a win for civilians in the country who have suffered through a brutal civil war perpetuated by human rights abuses.
Tom Catena, the only doctor permanently based in Sudan’s war-torn Nuba Mountains, said the delay will allow the administration time to evaluate whether President Omar al-Bashir’s government has made measurable progress after years of war and abuses.
Former President Barack Obama had issued an order temporarily lifting sanctions and that order was scheduled to become permanent.
Human rights groups opposed the decision and said al-Bashir had not made progress across all five areas of concern required for U.S. sanctions relief, which included providing humanitarian access to civilians and ending funding to South Sudanese military forces, who have blocked aid.
Catena said any economic benefits resulting from the U.S. lifting sanctions would likely fail to help the civilian population and would instead line the pockets of government officials and military personnel in the capital of Khartoum.
In response, al-Bashir said he would be suspending talks with the U.S. until October.
Al-Bashir is wanted on genocide charges and Sudan is considered a state sponsor of terrorism.
“I am very grateful that the administration postponed [sanctions relief] for three months, otherwise they would have been lifting sanctions on a genocidal government, a government that has blood on its hands, and I think that would have been a moral blot in U.S. history,” said former Rep. Frank Wolf (R., Va.), who co-chaired the Congressional Human Rights Caucus during his time in Congress.
Had the Obama decision been allowed to remain, another terrorist-supporting government would have benefited without any requirement to actually change their ways.