Trump tweeted, “Great news! Sudan’s new government, which is making great strides, has agreed to pay $ 5,335 million to US terrorist victims and their families.” In the long run, justice for the American people and a big step towards Sudan! ”
The move from Sudan will open the door for the African nation to receive international loans and assistance to revive its shattered economy.
Sudan has agreed to pay compensation to victims of the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda network When Bin Laden lived in Sudan.
Once the compensation money is deposited, Trump is set to sign an order to remove Sudan from the terrorist list, which has been under severe US sanctions for 27 years.
Congress is expected to act to restore Sudan’s sovereignty, which will effectively prevent future compensation claims from being filed in U.S. courts.
Sudanese officials have been negotiating the terms of de-listing the country for more than a year, but the U.S. effort to repair ties with Sudan is nearing completion. Administration of President Barack Obama, Which started the process in January 2017.
Sudan’s appointment as state sponsor of terrorism dates back to the 1990s, when Sudan briefly treated Bin Laden and other wanted fighters. Sudan was also believed to have operated through a pipeline Iran For supplying weapons to Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.