Sudan Deal Could Deliver Trump a Foreign Policy Win Just before the Election

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Sudan Deal Could Deliver Trump a Foreign Policy Win Just before the Election


DePetris, Daniel, Examiner (Washington, D.C.), The


Sudan has been on the list of state sponsors of terrorism since 1993, when the country was a veritable “who’s who” of international terrorists. Osama bin Laden chose Sudan as the headquarters of his al Qaeda terrorist network before being expelled from the country in 1996. Khartoum’s support for Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups is well-established. The country’s banking system was sufficiently lax that terrorists could stash their money without worrying about the Sudanese government confiscating it.

Khartoum's new transitional authority, however, wants to turn the page from Sudan's decades-long history as one of the world’s chief terrorist enablers. The overthrow of Sudanese dictator Omar Hassan al-Bashir last year and his replacement with a military-civilian governing council, which will rule the large African nation until elections in 2022, has provided Sudan with its best opportunity to get off the terrorism list.

According to a Sept. 25 report by the New York Times, Sudan’s provisional leaders may be close to seeing their country’s name off the U.S. blacklist. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been working on a deal with the country’s governing council this year and traveled to Khartoum last month to meet with Sudan’s top civilian and military authorities, the first time a U.S. secretary of state stepped foot on Sudanese soil in 15 years.

The deal under discussion includes Sudan's delisting from the State Department’s terrorism list in exchange for agreeing to compensate victims of the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombing attacks in Kenya and Tanzania to the tune of $335 million. Khartoum continues to insist that the money will only be released when Washington assures Sudan that no additional terrorism-related lawsuits are in the pipeline. Then, of course, there’s Israel, which has already signed two normalization accords with the UAE and Bahrain and undoubtedly would like to sign one with Sudan, a historical adversary.

On its merits, the U.S.-Sudan agreement is a straightforward proposition. Washington stops blocking international economic assistance and loans to Sudan, and the Sudanese government agrees to pay up for its involvement in one the worst terrorist attacks against a U.S. diplomatic facility in history.

However, the Israel normalization issue and the terms of the final monetary settlement are holding up the deal. Despite Pompeo’s urging, senior lawmakers, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Bob Menendez, are opposed to granting immunity to Sudan. …

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