Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- The United States says it has paid $335 million in compensation for victims of anti-U.S. attacks under an agreement to remove Sudan from the "State Sponsors of Terrorism" list.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement, "With this difficult process that we have left behind, it could open a new chapter in U.S.-Sudan relations. We look forward to expanding our bilateral relationship and continuing our support for the civil-led transitional government's efforts to provide freedom, peace, and justice to the Sudanese people," he said.
Sudan agreed last year to pay the amount of compensation demanded by former U.S. President Donald Trump's administration for U.S. terror victims and their families, despite the difficult conditions and severe economic crisis in which the United States is on the "list of sponsors of terrorism."
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamduk announced that more than $10 billion in compensation had been reduced to several hundred million dollars as a result of the negotiations.