October 1, 2020

IntelBrief: Will Sudan be Removed from the State Sponsor of Terrorism List?

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stands with Sudanese Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, the head of the ruling sovereign council, in Khartoum, Sudan, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (Sudanese Cabinet via AP)

Bottom Line Up Front

  • The United States is reportedly preparing to remove Sudan from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism.
  • Removing Sudan from the state sponsor of terrorism list would make Khartoum eligible to receive funding for its transition government.
  • Delisting Sudan would also pave the way for a possible normalization deal with Israel.
  • A normalization deal with Israel could provide an infusion of aid and investment in Sudan, while also destabilizing internal Sudanese politics.