‘It’s a New Day’: Sudan Exults to Be Taken Off List of Terror States

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USA DOT ORG. President trump says Sudan to be removed from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism by Sami mackney. Cairo. President Donald Trump on Monday said Sudan will be removed from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism if it follows through on its pledge to pay three, hundred, thirty, five, million dollars to American terror victims and their families but some hurt in the attacks weren't happy with the deal. The move would open the door for the African country to get international loans and aid needed to revive its battered economy and rescued the country's transition to democracy the announcement just two weeks ahead of the US presidential election also comes as the trump administration works to get other Arab countries such as Sudan to join the United Arab, Emirates and Bahrain's recent recognition of Israel. Delisting Sudan from the state sponsors. Blacklist is a key incentive for the Sudanese government to normalize relations with Israel. Trump's announcement came after Treasury Secretary Steven mnuchin traveled to Bahrain to cement the Gulf states recognition of the Jewish state. Trump tweeted great news new government of Sudan, which is making great progress agreed to pay three, hundred, thirty, five, million dollars to US 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. Sudan has agreed to pay compensation for victims of the Nineteen Ninety, eight bombings of the US. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania attacks conducted by of bin Laden's al-Qaeda network while bin Laden was living in Sudan. General Farrah Bihan head of Sudan's ruling Sovereign Council welcomed trump's announcement. As constructive step. He said in a tweet, the removal would come in recognition of the historic change has taken place in Sudan. Sudan, his own a fragile path to democracy after a popular uprising. Last year led to the military to overthrow autocratic leader Omar Al-Bashir in April nineteen. A military civilian government now runs the country with elections possible in late twenty, twenty two. In an address to the nation Prime Minister Abdullah Home Doc said getting off the list would help his government benefit from debt relief and access foreign loans and investments which are seen as the country's gateway to economic recovery. The country has more than sixty billion dollars in foreign debt he said. It's a long way. He said it needs serious planning and hard work to achieve the maximum benefit of this opportunity. Once, the compensation money has been deposited. Trump is designed an order removing Sudan from the terrorism list on which has languished under heavy American sanctions for twenty seven years. Is Than. Expected to act to restore Sudan's sovereign immunity which would effectively stop future compensation claims from being

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