Sanctions against Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin are a response to "interference in the democratic process," said national security Council (NSC) at the White house.
The office for foreign assets control of the U.S. Treasury (OFAC) on Wednesday announced that amendments to the sanctions list of individuals and companies linked to Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin. According to the Finance Ministry, "the players who were taken steps that directly contributed to the actions of Prigogine in the world and trying to suppress and discredit the protesters for democratic reform in the Sudan".
U.S. sanctions against Russians in the Sudanese context is regrettable, but claims about the "hand of Kremlin" in different regions of the world is paranoid, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"It is regrettable the decision of the U.S. Treasury from July 15 to bring in their own sanctions list in the Sudanese context, three Russian citizens, and five companies," Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.
The Sudanese authorities will be allowed to consume alcoholic beverages to all but the citizens professing Islam, said Minister of justice Nasreddin Abdelbari in an interview "the Sudan".
"The answer is "Yes" if the citizen does not profess Islam," said Abdelbari, answering the question about possible simplification of prohibition in the country.