According to a report by the Sudanese News Agency on the 22nd, Hamduk, Prime Minister of the Sudanese Transitional Government, received a call from US Secretary of State Pompeo on the same day. Issues removed from the US list of countries supporting terrorism.
According to the report, Pompeo said that US President Trump will initiate the procedure to remove Sudan from the US list of “countries supporting terrorism”. This decision will “provide a huge impetus to improve relations between the two countries.”
According to a statement issued by the US State Department that day, Pompeo and Hamduk welcomed Trump’s promise to remove Sudan from the list of countries supporting terrorism. The two sides also discussed the bilateral relations between Sudan and Israel.
On the 19th of this month, Trump said on social media that Sudan has agreed to pay US$335 million to the victims of terrorism in the United States and their families. After receiving this payment, the US will remove Sudan from the US State Department’s “supporting terrorism”. Removed from the list of ethical countries. U.S. media quoted U.S. officials on the same day and reported that after the U.S. completes the removal of Sudan from the list of countries supporting terrorism, Sudan and Israel may normalize relations within a few days. On the 21st, Pompeo said at a press conference that the United States will continue to promote the recognition of Israel by all countries, including Sudan.
According to another report, Hamduk said earlier this month that Sudan’s seeking to remove the country from the US list of “countries supporting terrorism” is not the same as normalizing relations between Sudan and Israel.
The US government included Sudan in the list of “countries supporting terrorism” in 1993 and has imposed economic sanctions on Sudan since 1996. In October 2017, the United States announced the lifting of economic sanctions on Sudan, but it still included Sudan on the list of “countries supporting terrorism”. After the establishment of the Sudan Transitional Government in 2019, it has been seeking to remove Sudan from the list of “countries supporting terrorism” identified by the United States.