Trump says Sudan will be dropped from state sponsors of terrorism if it pays $335 million to terror victims

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Trump says Sudan will be dropped from state sponsors of terrorism if it pays $335 million to terror victims

On Monday, US President Donald Trump said that Sudan would be dropped from state sponsors of terrorism list after it clears the payment of $335mn to the terror victims in the US.

The decision from Sudan will open new avenues for it to receive international funding and loans required to revive its struggling economy as well as rescue the nation’s drift to democracy.

The African country has agreed to extend compensation for the victims of 1998 bombings at the US embassies of Tanzania and Kenya, the attacks carried out by al-Qaida network of Osama bin Laden while he was residing in Sudan.

After the compensation amount is deposited, Trump will be signing one order that would remove Sudan from the state sponsors of terrorism list, where it has drooped under huge American sanctions since the past 27 years.

Next, Congress is likely going to restore the sovereign immunity of Sudan, which would effectually halt future compensation claim from being lodged against the country in the US courts.

The Sudanese officials have continually been negotiating terms of eliminating the nation from the terrorism list for over a year now; however the US attempts to get its relations repaired with Sudan goes back to end of President Obama’s administration that initiated the procedure in 2017.

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