Washington DC, USA – President Donald Trump has told the congress of his intent to rescind Sudan’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism. This comes after Sudan agreed to pay the victims of terrorism USD335 million, which it has already deposited in an escrow account.
In a statement released by the office of press secretary on Friday, President Trump said that he was able to accomplish what other presidents couldn’t.
President Donald Trump hailed Sudan’s move saying that it was a new beginning for “United-Sudan bilateral relationship and marked a pivotal turning point for Sudan.”
Further noting that the move will allow Sudan to have a new future of collaborations and support for its ongoing historic democratic transition.
He commended the transitional government of Sudan for its work as it charts a new course for its people, whilst building a better future for itself and the generations to come.
He added, “It is essential that Congress act now to pass the legislation required to ensure that the American people rapidly realize the full benefits of this policy breakthrough.”
United States had listed Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism in 1993 over allegation of 1998 East Africa embassy bombings, the attacks on the USS.cole and the murder of USAID employee John Granville.
The listing made Sudan technically ineligible for debt relief owing to its urgent financial relief from major international institutions.