February 18, 2020

Sudan reaches settlement with USS Cole victims

On February 7, 2020, the Sudanese Transitional Government reached settlements with the USS Cole bombing victims.  In a press release made by Sudan’s Ministry of Justice, Sudan stated that the settlement was made in an effort to remove Sudan from America’s list of state sponsors of international terrorism so that it could resume normal relationships with the US and the rest of the world.  Back in October of 2000, the USS Cole was attacked in Yemen by two suicide bombers, resulting in the death of 17 sailors and the wounding of 39 others.  The settlement provides $30.6 million for the families of the deceased sailors and $39.4 million for the injured victims.  According to the press release and the settlement documents, Sudan admits no responsibility for the attack. 

Settlement Agreement I  | Settlement Agreement II  | Sudan Press Release