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In boost for Israel-Sudan deal, Trump removes Khartoum from US terror blacklist

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23.10.2020

Sudan announced Friday that US President Donald Trump had signed a waiver to remove Khartoum from the State Department’s blacklist of state terror sponsors, a move widely seen as a precursor to Sudan normalizing ties with Israel.

The declaration from Sudan’s Sovereign Council was confirmed to the Times of Israel by a senior White House official. Congress now has 45 days in which it can raise objections.

Sudan’s ruling body called the move a “historic day for Sudan and its glorious revolution.”

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Trump announced his intention to sign the waiver on Monday, saying he would go through with the move after Sudan followed through on its pledge to deliver $335 million to compensate American victims of past terror attacks and their families. Sudan transferred the funds the next day. President Donald Trump arrives to speak to a campaign rally at Ocala International Airport on October 16, 2020, in Ocala, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The money is meant for victims of the 1998 bombings of US Embassies in Kenya and........

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