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The US State Department announces that it has received $ 335 million from Sudan to compensate the victims of the Kenya and Tanzania bombings
The US State Department announced in a statement that it has received $ 335 million from Sudan to compensate the victims of the bombings in Kenya, Tanzania and the USS Cole.
The US State Department says it has sent Congress formal approval regarding Sudan’s restoration of its sovereign immunity.
The statement refers to looking forward to strengthening US-Sudanese relations, and stresses the continued US support for the Sudanese civilian-led transitional government to provide “peace, justice and freedom for the Sudanese people.
Text of Minister Anthony J. Blinken
We are pleased to announce that the United States has received $ 335 million from Sudan to compensate the victims of the bombings of the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, and the American destroyer USS Cole in the year 2000, as well as the killing of USAID employee John Granville in 2008.
Securing compensation for these victims has been a top priority for the US State Department, and we hope it will help them find some solutions to the terrible tragedies that have happened.
Last week, the State Department referred to Congress the Secretary of State’s testimony on restoring Sudan’s sovereign immunities under the Sudan Claims Settlement Act issued last December.
We appreciate Sudan’s constructive efforts over the past two years to work with us to resolve these long outstanding claims.
Relations between the United States and Sudan can start a new chapter now with this difficult process behind us. We look forward to expanding our bilateral relationship and continuing our support for the civilian-led transitional government efforts to achieve freedom, peace and justice for the Sudanese people.