Sudan will settle cases in US courts, including the bombing of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.
Sudan and the United States have signed an agreement to restore the African country’s sovereign immunity.
The Sudanese Justice Department said in a statement on Friday that the agreement will settle cases against Sudan in US courts, including the 1998 bombing of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, for which Sudan received compensation of The victims have pledged USD 335 million.
Last week, US President Donald Trump announced that Sudan, which the US designated as a state sponsor of terrorism in 1993, would be removed from the list once they had deposited the amount they had pledged to compensate for the bombings.
“The new Sudanese government, which is making great strides, agreed to pay US $ 335 MILLION to US terrorist victims and families. After the deposit, I will remove Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. Justice at last for the American people and a big step for Sudan! “Trump tweeted earlier this month.
After the decision, Trump announced a normalization agreement between the African nation and Israel.
The US listed Sudan in 1993, four years after Omar al-Bashir took power, accusing his government of supporting “terrorism” by protecting al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
Washington also accused Khartoum of providing logistical and financial support to al-Qaeda in bombing the US embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya in 1998 and attacking the USS Cole off the port of Aden in 2000.
In addition, extensive economic and trade sanctions were imposed on Sudan, which former US President Barack Obama relaxed in his final weeks in office in 2017.
Being on the list has kept foreign investors out of Sudan, robbing it of much-needed hard currency to sustain an economy that suffered a severe blow when South Sudan gained independence in 2011 and accounted for three-quarters of Sudan’s oil production.
With no foreign trade and no hard currency, the authorities have long struggled to contain the country’s rapid inflation.
Last month, annual inflation rose from 166.83 percent in August to 212.29 percent, according to the country’s Central Bureau of Statistics.
Removal from the list is a top priority for the Sudanese interim government, which has been in power since August last year, following the military removal of longtime President al-Bashir amid months of protests against his rule.