Sudan eyes economic recovery after planned US terror delisting

Sudan on Tuesday hailed US plans to remove it from its state sponsors of terrorism blacklist, saying the move would facilitate debt relief and pave the way to economic recovery.

Sudan is one of four nations branded by the United States as a state sponsor of terrorism -- along with Iran, North Korea and Syria.

The designation has severely impeded economic development in the northeast African nation, with few major foreign investors willing to run afoul of US laws.