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US may delist Sudan as state sponsor of terror

A Sudanese flag is seen waving as protesters chant slogans. (ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 2:16 PM PT – Monday, October 19, 2020

According to reports, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo could normalize U.S. relations with Sudan if the country establishes diplomatic relations with Israel.

State department officials have said Sudan should also join in the Israeli-Emirati peace deal brokered by President Trump.

The President stated Sudan’s new government has agreed to pay $335 million to U.S. victims of Islamic terror and restrictions could be lifted once the money is deposited.

European officials have noted they see major economic opportunities in Sudan.

“We will of course continue to plead with the United States for Sudan to be removed from the list of states who support terrorism, which will allow it to normalize its relationships with international financial institutions,” President Emmanuel Macron of France said. “It is an essential battle and we will fully support you.”

French president Emmanuel Macron speaks during a call conference. (Photo by LUDOVIC MARIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Officials have also noted Sudan urgently needs debt relief and foreign financing, which might be achieved by recognizing Israel and its capital in Jerusalem.

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