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U.S. applauds Sudan for paying $335 millions and offering to normalize ties with Isreal

Oct 23, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — The Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok welcomed Monday’s announcement by President Trump’s about his commitment to remove Sudan from the US list of terror sponsors.

US secretary of state Michael Pompeo [right] gestures with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok [left] as talk to lift Sudan from list of state sponsor of terrorism continues (Photo via Sudan Tribune)
US secretary of state Michael Pompeo [right] gestures with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok [left] as talk to lift Sudan from list of state sponsor of terrorism continues (Photo via Sudan Tribune)
On Monday, 19th October, 2020, the U.S. President Dnald Trump said in a tweet that he will lift Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list on a condition that Sudan will pay the agreed amount to the terror victims and families.

“New government of Sudan, which is making great progress, agreed to pay $335 MILLION to U.S. terror victims and families. Once deposited, I will lift Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list. At long last, JUSTICE for the American people and a BIG step for Sudan!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

In a phone conversation on Thursday, they both welcomed US President Trump’s commitment.

“Secretary Pompeo and Prime Minister Hamdok welcomed President Trump’s commitment to move forward with rescission of Sudan’s State Sponsor of Terrorism designation, a monumental step forward in the bilateral relationship.” Read a statement shared by State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus

Both Secretary Pompeo and the prime minister Hamdock also agreed on the importance of rapid passage of legal peace legislation by Congress.  

The US Secretary of State also “applauded” Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s efforts to improve Sudan’s relationship with Israel, amid reports that a breakthrough between Khartoum and Tel Aviv is imminent.

“Secretary Pompeo applauded Prime Minister Hamdok’s efforts-to-date to improve Sudan’s relationship with Israel and expressed hope that they would continue, and underscored continuing U.S. support for Sudan’s ongoing democratic transition. Earlier Thursday, Reuters quoted two Sudanese government sources as saying Hamdok was ready to proceed with normalization after a transitional parliament was formed.” Read a statement shared by State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus 

Reuters had earlier on the same day quoted two Sudanese government sources as saying Hamdok was ready to proceed with normalization after a transitional parliament was formed.

“The prime minister will proceed in the steps taken by Transitional Council Head Abdel Fattah al-Burhan to establish ties with Israel if the legislative council, after it is formed, approves the decision to normalize ties,” a senior source told Reuters.

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