US President Barack Obama extended the sanctions against representatives of Belarusian authorities. This was reported on the website of the White House.
It is noted that their sanctions are extended for another year.
According to the document, the actions of some members of the Belarusian government pose a threat to US national security. "In this regard, the state of emergency should be extended," - said in a statement.
In 2015, the extension of sanctions Belarus related to "sluggishness of the US bureaucracy."
Recall that in February 2016 the European Union partially lifted sanctions off from Belarus and Lukashenko. Sanctions against Belarusian officials were introduced in 2010 and reinforced in 2012 in connection with the systematic violation of human rights.