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US removes Sudan from state sponsors of terrorism list

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US removes Sudan from state sponsors of terrorism list

The US has officially removed Sudan from a list of state sponsors of terror, according to its embassy in Khartoum.

“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.

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US President Donald Trump had in October said Sudan will come off the list after it pays compensation of $335m (£259m)to victims and families of al-Qaeda’s 1998 bombing of US embassies in Africa.

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok had responded by saying the funds had been transferred.

Sudan was listed in 1993 when al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden lived there as a guest of the government. It was along with Iran, North Korea and Syria.

Vanguard News Nigeria

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