News / / 10.20.20

AFP: In landmark boost, Trump says will delist Sudan as sponsor of terror

President Donald Trump said Monday he was ready to remove Sudan from a US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism, a landmark boost for the civilian-backed government as it turns the page on the nation’s decades as an international pariah.

Trump said that Sudan, which has sought the delisting for years, had agreed to a $335 million compensation package for victims and relatives of past attacks.

“At long last, JUSTICE for the American people and BIG step for Sudan!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

 He said of the compensation agreement: “Once deposited, I will lift Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list.”

US officials did not immediately respond to requests for further details including on a timeframe…

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