WASHINGTON, October 27. / TASS /. US President Donald Trump decided to exclude Sudan from the US list of countries sponsoring international terrorism. This is stated in the written statements of the head of state circulated on Monday by the White House.
"In accordance with the Constitution and laws of the United States <...> I certify in writing the cancellation of the decision of August 12, 1993 regarding the Government of the Sudan (on the inclusion of the country in the list of sponsors of terrorism), "says one of the documents.
According to Trump, Khartoum "did not provide any support for acts of international terrorism" for six months. "The Government of the Sudan has given assurances that it will not support acts of international terrorism in the future," the president stressed. He added that the Sudanese authorities have "taken obvious steps" to respect human rights in the country.
Last Friday, Trump formally notified the US Congress of his intention to remove Sudan from the list of states sponsoring terrorism. This happened after Khartoum, at the request of Washington, paid at the beginning of the week compensation to the families of victims of terrorist attacks in the amount of $ 335 million. Trump also announced that Sudan and Israel had agreed to normalize relations.
The United States accused the former Sudanese authorities of assisting the terrorist group Al-Qaeda (banned in Russia) in organizing the 1998 bombings at the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, which killed more than 200 people, including 12 Americans. Khartoum was also blamed for the bombing of the US destroyer Cole in Aden on October 12, 2000, which killed 17 people.
Inclusion in the list of countries – sponsors of terrorism means that individuals and legal entities can be subject to US sanctions if they conclude trade deals with those who are in it. Now this list includes Iran, North Korea and Syria.