Washington, DC - Today, the United States decided to revoke economic sanctions with respect to Sudan and the Government of Sudan under Executive Orders 13067 and 13412, in recognition of the Government of Sudan’s sustained positive actions to maintain a cessation of hostilities in conflict areas in Sudan, improve humanitarian access throughout Sudan, and maintain cooperation with the United States on addressing regional conflicts and the threat of terrorism. The revocation will be effective October 12, 2017. This action came about through a focused, 16-month diplomatic effort to make progress with Sudan in these key areas.

Washington, DC - The United States Government is deeply concerned by the deterioration in the political environment in Kenya in advance of the October 26, presidential election. We remain committed to supporting a free, fair, and credible election that is consistent with Kenya's Constitution, current laws, and institutions, and we do not back any party or candidate.

Washington, DC - The United States is deeply concerned about violence and the loss of human life in protests that have taken place in the Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon since October 1.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I extend my warmest wishes to the Korean people during the Chuseok holiday this October 4.

Washington, DC - The United States is deeply troubled by the September 27, conviction and two-year prison sentence for Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov in Russian-occupied Crimea.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "On behalf the United States, I would like to congratulate all of the Chinese people as you celebrate the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1.