ABC News reports:
In a last-minute pitch to save President Donald Trump’s deal with Sudan, the Trump administration offered to pay victims of the Sept. 11 attacks $700 million of U.S. funds to drop their pursuit of claims against the African country, according to two sources familiar with the negotiations.
The negotiations, which have not been previously reported and continued late Friday, show the lengths to which the Trump administration is willing to go to save its deal with Sudan to normalize ties with the U.S. and Israel and compensate another group of American terror victims — those killed and injured in the 1998 embassy bombings.
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NEW: Trump admin offered $700M to 9/11 victims to drop their litigation against Sudan—sign of how far it’ll go to secure Abraham Accord deals
Lawyers countered, asking for up to $4B and discovery
Last-minute talks continue over legislation key to deal: https://t.co/CCZ3Ai1OMA
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