Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has issued a decree indefinitely suspending a committee formed with the United States government to negotiate sanctions relief.

The order was announced on Wednesday and will last until October 12, 2017.

A few hours earlier, US authorities also announced a 90-day postponement on whether or not to permanently lift sanctions on Sudan over its human rights record and other issues.

President Donald Trump’s executive order extends the six-month review period established by the Obama administration on January 13, which detailed conditions Sudan must meet for certain sanctions to be revoked.