Sudan No Longer Listed as Sponsor of Terror Under Trump Administration

Sudan No Longer Listed as Sponsor of Terror Under Trump Administration

(RightWing.org) – The US has taken Sudan off its list of state sponsors of terrorism. The move is part of the historic peace deal between Sudan and Israel negotiated by President Trump.

In the past, Sudan has sent troops with other Arab nations to fight against Israel. They signed a peace agreement with the Jewish state on October 23, and the Sudanese government confirmed it had accepted the deal in return for being removed from the list. That allows the country to rejoin the international banking system, a major incentive for the cash-strapped nation.

In return for its delisting, Sudan has agreed to normalize its relations with Israel, the third Arab state to do so this year after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised Sudan’s new democratic government for breaking away from the pro-terrorism policies of former dictator Omar al-Bashir, who was overthrown last year.

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