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Intel: US, Sudan sign terror claims agreement

The last major step in restoring US-Sudanese relations is legislation pending in Congress that would restore Sudan's sovereign immunity.

Sudanese and US officials signed a long-awaited claims agreement in Washington on Friday involving Sudan's settlement payment for the victims of al-Qaeda’s 1998 Kenya and Tanzania embassy bombings.

The deal formalizes an understanding reached earlier this year between the two governments in which the Trump administration has removed Sudan from the US state sponsors of terrorism list and Sudan’s sovereign immunity will be restored via an act of Congress in exchange for Sudan paying $335 million toward a court settlement for 1998 terror attacks.

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