Is Sudan Still a State Sponsor of Terror?

Sudan, along with Iran and Syria, remains one of three countries listed as a state sponsor of terrorism by the U.S. State Department. However, after years of increased counterterrorism cooperation between the Sudanese and U.S. governments, it may be time to reconsider Sudan’s designation and the multitude of sanctions that accompany such a billing.

In January, outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama signed an executive action lifting some of the longstanding sanctions on Sudan, including elements of a U.S. trade embargo that has been in place for more than 20 years. Obama sent a letter to Congress explaining the move, in which he noted “Sudan’s positive actions over the past 6 months.”

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