Trump signs decision to remove an Arab country from the list of “terrorism”

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2020-10-23 09:51

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Shafaq News / The Transitional Sovereignty Council in Sudan announced, on Friday, that US President Donald Trump has officially signed the decision to remove Sudan from the list of countries sponsoring terrorism.

The Sovereignty Council said, in a communiqué, that the signing was made in an official capacity by Trump, adding, “It will be announced shortly.”

The communiqué, published on the council’s official Facebook page, stated that this day is a “historic day for Sudan and its glorious revolution”. 

Trump said in a tweet on his official account on Twitter, Monday, that “the new government of Sudan, which is making tremendous progress, has agreed to pay $ 335 million to the victims of terrorism and their families.”

He added, “Once the payment is made, I will remove Sudan from the list of states sponsoring terrorism.” And he continued: “Finally, justice is for the American people, and a big step for Sudan.”

After that, a Sudanese government source told “Sky News Arabia” that the sums required to compensate the victims of terrorism were transferred to Washington.

Finance Minister Heba Muhammad Ali also revealed to “Sky News Arabia” that the amount that the US President talked about “exists and that the technical mechanism for transferring funds is almost complete … while we are waiting for some small diplomatic details.” 

The US President’s announcement of removing Sudan from the list of states sponsoring terrorism left many positive echoes in Khartoum.

According to US law, the president is required to formally notify Congress of the decision, and Congress will have 45 days to review it.

The resolution does not need a vote, but Congress can stop the decision with a joint veto from the House of Representatives and the Senate together, and the decision becomes effective if it is not objected to during this period for review.

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