Khartoum, December 14: US removed Sudan's state sponsor of terrorism designation, 27 years after putting the country on its blacklist, the US embassy in Khartoum announced.
The US embassy said on Facebook, “The congressional notification period of 45 days has lapsed and the Secretary of State has signed a notification stating rescission of Sudan’s State Sponsor of Terrorism designation is effective as of today (December 14), to be published in the Federal Register." In October, President Donald Trump announced that he was delisting Sudan.
US Removes Sudan's State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) December 14, 2020
Trump sent his notice to Congress on October 26 and, under US law, a country exits the terror list after 45 days unless Congress objects, which it has not.
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