The US sanctions against Sudan lifted for paying $335m
The US president Donald Trump had earlier on in a tweet applauded the new Sudan government for agreeing to pay the United States Terror victims and families.
The president in reciprocation to the agreement had noted that once the payment hit the US. governments account, that the country will be removed from the US. list of States Sponsors of Terrorism and it will regain its benefits of continued relationship with the US.
The payment was noted to be $335m which will be to appease the United States Terror victims and families for grief caused by Sudan after being accused of sponsorring Terrorism.
If this arrangement goes through, it will now remain North Korea, Iran and Syria in the list.
GREAT news! New government of Sudan, which is making great progress, agreed to pay $335 MILLION to U.S. terror victims and families. Once deposited, I will lift Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list. At long last, JUSTICE for the American people and BIG step for Sudan!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2020
Some critics have noted that the move was politically motivated, as the president want to use it to score cheap points for the upcoming presidential elections which is just a few days away.
Take a look at some reactions.
That’s like saying you owe me $300 dollars but let me write that off and have you pay me 30 cents in front of the cameras so I can fool everyone into thinking I’m a great negotiator.— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) October 19, 2020
reparations for Saudi funded terror; because trump would rather bully a poor African country than challenge his Saudi buddies— Mohanad Elbalal (@MohanadElbalal) October 19, 2020
What is the price tag to be removed from the US's terrorist list exactly? I think some countries want to know.— Linda Girgis MD (@DrLindaMD) October 19, 2020