Abu Hamza is expected to arrive in the United States this weekend. NBC News Justice Correspondent Pete Williams says he will be taken to New York to face terror charges.
Under the US extradition agreement with the UK, British authorities insist they neither face the death penalty nor the prospect of being sent to Guantanamo Bay as terrorism detainees.
Abu Hamza was in custody in New York today awaiting trial on charges of bombing two United States embassies in Africa.
Radical cleric Abu Hamza has appeared in front of a New York court following his extradition from the UK. He did not enter a plea.
Abu Hamza and four other terror suspects have left prison and are on route to the US where they face terror charges.