Sudan no longer on list of state-sponsor of terrorism as US finally delists it
The designation of Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism has been lifted by the United States of America
Mr Abdalla Hamdok, the Sudan’s Prime Minister, disclosed this on his verified Twitter handle on Monday.
According to his tweet, “Today, after more than two decades, it has been announced to our people that the name of our beloved country has come out of the list of states sponsoring terrorism.
“This marks our liberation from the international and global blockade in which the behaviour of the ousted regime has forced us.
“Today, we return with all our history, the civilisation of our people, the greatness of our country and the vigour of our revolution to the international community.”
Recall that the US designated Sudan as a state sponsor of terror in 1993 partly for its alleged support of militant Palestinian groups such as Hamas.
At that time under the leadership of its former strongman, Omar al-Bashir, the country was also accused of harbouring al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden.
The former strongman policies infuriated the U.S. and Israel and he was ousted by a mass protest movement in 2018.
Monday’s decision of the US means that Sudan will now regain access to international lending institutions and economic development.