Patterns of Global Terrorism 2002 - Sudan
|Publisher||United States Department of State|
|Author||Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism|
|Publication Date||30 April 2003|
|Cite as||United States Department of State, Patterns of Global Terrorism 2002 - Sudan, 30 April 2003, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/468107b9c.html [accessed 9 December 2013]|
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Sudan was cooperating with US counterterrorism efforts before 11 September 2001, which included a close relationship with various US Government agencies to investigate and apprehend extremists suspected of involvement in terrorist activities. Sudan is a party to 11 of the 12 international conventions and protocols relating to terrorism. Sudan also has participated in regional efforts to end the civil war that has been ongoing since 1983 – a US policy priority that parallels the US objective of having Sudan deny safehaven to terrorists.
While concerns remain regarding Sudanese Government support for certain terrorist groups, such as HAMAS and the Palestine Islamic Jihad, the United States is pleased with Sudan's cooperation and the progress being made in their antiterrorist activities.