The U.S. Proposes to Remove Sudan from Terrorist List for Payment

There’s some interesting news coming out of Sudan, and I had to share it. The following information is from The Guardian.

The United States is proposing removing Sudan from its terrorist list in exchange for a $330 million payment to American victims of al-Qaida. Sudan, who has been on the list since 1993, was found guilty of supporting al-Qaida when Osama bin Laden was in the country between 1991 and 1996. Sudanese ministers, leaders, and civilians have expressed their outrage over the multimillion-dollar payment, advising that it is unfair that their government should suffer for the misdeeds of their former dictator, Omar al-Bashir.

Activists Mohamed Babiker and Shamael el-Noor stated the following:

“We opposed the regime and overthrew it. Now we have to pay for what it did wrong.”

“The terrorism was linked to the former regime’s ideology … It’s unfair to keep Sudan on that list while people revolted against the terrorism of that regime.”

This proposed compensation will follow an earlier payment the country made for an al-Qaida attack on a warship in Yemen in 2000. But with a crippling economy, food shortages, inflation, and the COVID-19 pandemic, Sudan may not have a choice in making the payment or not.

To check out the full article, click here. If you have any additional information, feel free to comment below.

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