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US REMOVES SUDAN FROM LIST OF STATE SPONSORS OF TERRORISM

The United States of America has officially removed Sudan from a list of State Sponsors of Terror, a statement from the US embassy in Khartoum said on Monday. 


“The congressional notification period of 45 days has lapsed and the Secretary of State has signed a notification stating rescission of Sudan’s State Sponsor of Terrorism designation is effective as of today (December 14), to be published in the Federal Register,” the Embassy in Khartoum said. 

The congressional notification period of 45 days has lapsed and the Secretary of State has signed a notification stating...
Posted by U.S. Embassy Khartoum on Sunday, 13 December 2020


Recall Sudan, along with Iran, North Korea, and Syria was included in the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism in 1993 when al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden lived in the country as a guest of the government. 


In October President Donald Trump said Sudan would be removed from the list after it pays $335 million (£259m) to victims of al-Qaeda 1998 bombing of US embassies in Africa. 

The Sudanese Prime minister Abdalla agreed and transferred the funds.

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