U.S. may delist Sudan as state sponsor of terror

  • U.S. may delist Sudan as state sponsor of terror

U.S. may delist Sudan as state sponsor of terror

"European Union fully supports Sudan transition".

The crisis has accelerated since the overthrow of Islamist autocrat Omar al-Bashir a year ago.

US President Donald Trump announced, on Monday, that his country will remove Sudan from the list once Khartoum pays $335m to US victims of terror and their families.

The site says: "We do not think that what Sudan gains from raising its name from the list of countries that support terrorism and normalization with the world is nothing but a solid primary basis for employing this openness to build a base for new development projects and rehabilitate the productive state institutions that were destroyed by the defunct regime".

Sudanese officials welcomed Trump's announcement, which is widely seen as a key incentive for the east African country to normalize relations with Israel. "Differences remain between Sudanese political and military officials on how far and how fast to go in warming of relations with Israel", Reuters noted.

The Trump administration has brokered deals between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for mutual diplomatic recognition.

"We apologise to the people of Khartoum State for the impact of closing the city's bridges as a precaution, from midnight Tuesday until Wednesday evening", the state government said. Once deposited, I will lift Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list.

On 20 September, Sudan Sovereignty Council Chief Abdel Fattah El-Burhan visited Abu Dhabi to meet with USA and Emirati officials. But according to two analysts briefed on the plans, the US will also take other key steps to support the Sudanese government, including providing hundreds of millions in aid, including direct food aid; backing $3 billion in debt forgiveness and help with $65 billion of national debt; and sponsoring an investment conference with a high-level USA trade delegation. "The letter said the plan offers compensation dependent on a victim's nation of birth, rather than the severity of injuries".

On Tuesday, Sudan said it completed a transfer of $335 million in compensation payments to U.S. families of victims of terrorist attacks; within hours, Trump said he would make good on his promise to remove Sudan from the United States blacklist. Sudan is expected to transfer the $335 million to the US soon as part of a negotiated settlement with the victims of the USA embassy bombings. Advocates of the deal said Sudan has been especially helpful at restraining the malevolent influence of Iran.

At least one protester in his 20s was shot dead and more than two dozen others wounded in Khartoum, according to the Sudan Doctors' Committee, which also campaigned for al-Bashir's ouster. "We hope every country will do that quickly", he said. The Bashir regime in Sudan was also accused of helping al-Qaeda move personnel, weapons, and money into Kenya to prepare for the attack on the USA embassy there.