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June 22, 2020 (WASHINGTON) - Elections in Sudan are not part of the steps required by the United States for Sudan’s removal from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, said the State Department on Monday.

The Turkish news agency Anadolu reported on Sunday that the U.S. informed Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok that sanctions would only be lifted on Sudan after a new government is elected at the end of the transitional period.

However, the State Department denied to Sudan Tribune accuracy of this report saying that "Sudanese elections are not part of the statutory or policy criteria for rescission".

"Rescission is a multi-step process that depends on Sudan meeting the relevant statutory and policy criteria. Congress also plays a role in this process," further stressed the statement.

State Department officials say U.S. that a settlement on the financial compensation for the victims of terrorist attacks on USS Cole and US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania is crucial for Sudan’s removal from the terror list.

Sudan paid the victims of the USS Cole some $70 million and the case is closed. Also, Khartoum reached a deal with the victims of the embassies but it is struggling to collect the $300 million agreed to be paid for them.

(ST)

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  • 23 June 2020 08:56, by Fathi

    "Rescission is a multi-step process that depends on Sudan meeting the relevant statutory and policy criteria."

    "State Department officials say U.S. that a settlement on the financial compensation for the victims of terrorist attacks on USS Cole and US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania is crucial for Sudan’s removal from the terror list."

    • 23 June 2020 08:58, by Fathi

      Don’t pay a dime of the 300 mill unless we get guarantees.
      The US will make another excuse to not remove Sudan.

      • 23 June 2020 09:31, by Fathi

        The lack of clarity & transparency by the US in providing the exact "relevant statutory and policy criteria" indicates they’re not serious.

        • 23 June 2020 09:34, by Fathi

          Requirements for removal - Option 1
          (i) there has been a fundamental change in the leadership and policies of the government of the country concerned;

          (ii) that government is not supporting acts of international terrorism; and

          (iii) that government has provided assurances that it will not support acts of international terrorism in the future.17

          • 23 June 2020 09:39, by Fathi

            (i)Fundamental change in leadership & policies of gov - We had a revolution, Bashir is in prison, civilian PM, NCP disbanded & banned

            (ii) US has recognized this since the early 2000’s

            (iii) The gov has clearly provided "assurances". US is using the word "assurances" to exploit another african country

            • 23 June 2020 09:40, by Fathi

              Requirements for removal - Option 2
              President, 45 days before a rescission takes effect, certifies to congressional leadership (as identified in the first option) that
              (i) the government concerned has not provided any support for acts of international terrorism during the preceding 6-month period; and
              (ii) the government concerned has provided assurances that it will not support acts of internatio

              • 23 June 2020 09:42, by Fathi

                international terrorism in the future.

                • 23 June 2020 09:47, by Fathi

                  Sudan has met the requirements for removal. Anything else being requested is exploitation. This lunatic president in America can’t locate Sudan on a map. He just wants a small meaningless political victory and 2 stroke his ego.

                  • 23 June 2020 09:52, by Fathi

                    The bullshit attacks were carried out before the majority of Sudanese were even born. They weren’t even carried out by Sudanese. "Material support" my ass. These are the same dirty tricks they use to throw black people in jail in America.

                    • 23 June 2020 09:59, by Fathi

                      If America was against state sponsors of terrorism, they should’ve included Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Pakistan, and Turkey on the list.



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