Sudan's Removal From U.S. Terror List - Great News or Rip-off?

After Sudan accepted to pay U.S.$335 million to American terror victims' during the 30 year rule of Omar al-Bashir, The U.S. president Donald Trump tweeted, "GREAT news! New government of Sudan, which is making great progress, agreed to pay $335 MILLION to US 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 BIG step for Sudan!". in response Sudan's Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok tweeted "Thank you so much, President Trump! We very much look forward to your official notification to Congress rescinding the designation of Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism, which has cost Sudan too much." Reports say Sudan's central bank transfered the funds on Tuesday. Jok Madut-Jok of the Daily Nation writes that it would be unfair to force Sudan to make a multimillion-dollar payment to the US using public funds to pay for the misdeeds of a fallen dictator.

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