WASHINGTON - 19 October 2020: US President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States would remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism after the country’s new government pays millions to American victims.
“New government of Sudan, which is making great progress, agreed to pay $335 MILLION to U.S. terror victims and families. Once deposited, I will lift Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list. At long last, JUSTICE for the American people and BIG step for Sudan!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said earlier today that he was looking forward to US President Donald Trump officially notifying Congress to rescind Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism.
A Sudanese government source told Reuters Sudan was ready to pay compensation for US Embassy bombing victims. Trump said Sudan would be lifted from the terrorism list once $335 million in compensation was paid.