231. Telegram 123634 From the Department of State to the Embassy in Sudan1 2


  • Amendment of US Policy Toward Sudan


  • Khartoum 1256 and 965

1. Dept. has reviewed USG policy guidelines toward Sudan and has decided to authorize at this time normal Ex-Im bank and OPIC transactions involving Sudan.

2. Assuming continued satisfactory evolution of relations, we would then be prepaared to consider additional steps toward normalization.

3. Ambassador may inform GOS in low-key matter-of-fact manner of USG decision to authorize ExIm and OPIC transactions with Sudan. Under Secretary Sisco informed Ambassador Deng of policy change.

  1. Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Policy Files, 1975. Confidential. Drafted by Daniel Waterman in AF/E, cleared in NEA, S/CCT, AF/E, H, and Davis, approved by Sisco
  2. The Department informed the Embassy that it had decided to authorize normal EX-IM Bank and OPIC transactions.