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US Removes Sudan From State Sponsor Of Terrorism List

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The United States on Monday formally removed Sudan from its state sponsors of terrorism list.

“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 US embassy said on Facebook.

Outgoing US President Donald Trump announced in October that he would take Sudan off the list, which also includes North Korea, Iran, and Syria.

As part of that deal, Sudan agreed to $335 million to compensate survivors and victims’ families from the twin 1998 attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, carried out under former president Omar al-Bashir’s tenure, as well as the 2000 attack on the USS Cole off Yemen’s coast.

Sudan, which sheltered Osama bin Laden for nearly five years at a time when the Al-Qaeda leader was involved in attacks in the United States, was placed on the US State Sponsors of Terrorism list in 1993.

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