The United States is today designating three officials of the former Omar al-Bashir regime: Mohamed Atta Elmoula Abbas, Taha Osman Ahmed al-Hussein, and Salah Abdallah Mohamed Salah, also known as Salah Gosh.  These individuals have engaged in activities that undermine the peace, security, and stability of Sudan.  Elmoula and Gosh are former security officials who worked to return former regime elements to power and undermine efforts to establish civilian government, while Taha worked to facilitate the delivery of military and other materiel support from external sources to the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

This action advances our efforts to undermine those fueling the conflict and obstructing the Sudanese people’s aspirations for peace and civilian, democratic rule.  The United States will continue to use the tools at our disposal to disrupt the ability of the RSF and Sudanese Armed Forces to further prolong this war, and to hold accountable those responsible for deepening the conflict or obstructing a return to civilian government.

The United States also is committed to promoting accountability for those responsible for atrocities in the conflict.  We stand in solidary with the people of Sudan and against those who commit human rights abuses and destabilize the region.  The warring parties must comply with their obligations under international humanitarian law, and we call on them to protect civilians, hold accountable those responsible for atrocities or other abuses, allow unhindered humanitarian access, and negotiate an end to the conflict.

Today’s measures build on previous designations of individuals from the al-Bashir regime, including Ali Karti and Abdelbasit Hamza.  The Department of the Treasury actions were taken pursuant to Executive Order 14098 “Imposing Sanctions on Certain Persons Destabilizing Sudan and Undermining the Goal of a Democratic Transition.”  For more information on these designations, see Treasury’s press release.

U.S. Department of State

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