KHARTOUM — The U.S. embassy in Khartoum on Monday officially announced the removal of Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

“The congressional notification period of 45 days has lapsed and the Secretary of State has signed a notification stating rescission of Sudan’s State Sponsor of Terrorism designation is effective as of today (December 14), to be published in the Federal Register,” said the embassy on its Facebook page on Monday. (US-Sudan-Removal-Terror)

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TEHRAN — Iranian President said on Monday that the Islamic republic will not accept renegotiations of the 2015 nuke deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Rouhani made the remarks with reference to the likelihood of next U.S. administration’s return to the JCPOA and subsequent negotiations over the mutual issues. (Iran-Nuke-Renegotiations)

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JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister will enter self-quarantine on Monday after having come into contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19, his office said.

“Following an epidemiological inquiry, the prime minister will go into isolation until Friday after meeting with a verified coronavirus patient,” the prime minister’s office said in a statement. (Israel-PM-COVID19)

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RIYADH — Saudi Arabia announced on Monday a “terrorist attack” that targeted a fuel transport ship anchored in the fuel terminal in Jeddah.

The Ministry of Energy said that the attack took place in the early hours on Monday by explosive-laden boat, the Saudi Press Agency reported. (Saudi-Attack-Fuel Ship) Enditem

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