US removes Sudan from list of sponsors of terrorism

US removes Sudan from list of sponsors of terrorism

Sudan’s removal from the list of sponsors of global terrorism has been confirmed by representatives of the US embassy in Khartoum.
It is noted that the move was made as part of a deal to normalise relations between Sudan and Israel, brokered by US President Donald Trump’s administration.

“The congressional notification period of 45 days has expired and the Secretary of State has signed a notice terminating state sponsor of terrorism status against Sudan as of today, which will be published in the Federal Register,” US embassy officials in Sudan said.

As part of the deal, Sudan agreed to pay $335 million in compensation to survivors and families of victims of the 2000 attack on the USS Cole off the coast of Yemen and the 1998 double attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania under dictator Omar Al Bashir.

Sudan’s transitional government, which came to power last year after overthrowing Bashir, has also agreed to recognise Israel.