Trump Offers 9/11 Victims $700 Million to Save Israel-Sudan Diplomatic Ties Deal
Washington – The Trump administration offered 9/11 victims up to $700 Million in compensation
Washington – The Trump administration offered 9/11 victims up to $700 Million in compensation. The White House also offered $150 Million in compensation to naturalized U.S. citizens who are victims of the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
The deal has been through ongoing negotiations with Congress since last Friday, and they seem to have reached a dead-end Monday afternoon since it included victims of terrorist attacks (both 9/11 and 1998 twin bombings) not being able to pursue legal action against Khartoum, thus granting the country sovereign immunity (legal peace).
In a Facebook post by U.S. Embassy Khartoum, it said that the statutory 45 days had lapsed since President Trump gave notice to Congress of the administration’s intent to remove the country from the SST list and that declaration could now (Dec. 14th) come into effect.
Earlier this month, Sudan threatened to back away from the normalization deal with Israel if the Trump administration failed to protect Khartoum from terrorist-related lawsuits over their harboring of Osama Bin Laden.
Sudan has put $335 Million in an escrow account. That money is meant for the victims of those terrorist attacks only if the legal peace legislation passes. In case the legislation does not pass by November 2021, the money will be released back to Sudan.
Sudan was added to the SST list back in 1993 after they gave safe haven to Osama Bin Laden and when they were implicated in the bombings of the U.S. embassies in 1998 and the USS Cole in the year 2000.
Reports say that the White House is preparing to hold a signing ceremony with Sudan and Israel ahead of Joe Biden’s Inauguration, which shows Trump’s willingness to make the deal.