Omar al-Bashir

AP sources: US poised to lift longstanding Sudan sanctions

The United States is poised to permanently lift sanctions on Sudan, U.S. officials said Thursday, bringing the African nation further into the international fold after decades of isolation, war and abuses.

The Trump administration will complete a process that former President Barack Obama started in January, when he temporarily lifted the penalties. An announcement is expected as early as Friday, the officials said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because Congress has yet to be notified.

In justifying the decision, the administration will assert that Sudan has continued making progress on several areas of concern, officials said. The U.S. has been calling on...