Seeking counter-terrorism partnership, Trump dangles removing Sudan from state sponsor of terror list
In exchange for Sudan’s cessation of internal hostilities, expanded humanitarian access, improved human rights, cooperation with North Korea sanctions, and cooperation with counterterrorism efforts, the U.S. is offering to remove its official state sponsor of terrorism designation from Sudan. Normalization of ties with Sudan began under the Obama administration and have been long-expected. Opponents to these diplomatic normalizations, however, highlight the country’s continued human rights record. The Clinton administration placed the country on the list in 1993 and, in 2004, the Bush administration accused the government of conducting genocide in the Darfur region. The country’s president still has an outstanding warrant from the International Criminal Court.