Sudan agrees to normalize relations with Israel.
United States President Donald Trump has removed Sudan from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism,
unblocking economic aid and investment.
Trump, who is seeking re-election on November 3, sealed the agreement in a phone call with Israeli Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and Transitional Council Head
Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, senior US officials said.
The leaders agreed to the normalization of relations between Sudan and Israel and to end the state of
belligerence between their nations,” a joint statement issued by the three countries
It comes weeks after similar moves by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
The two Gulf states became the first in the Middle East to recognize Israel in 26 years.
Jordan signed a peace deal with Israel in 1994, and Egypt in 1979. Mauritania, an African Arab League member,
recognized Israel in 2009 but severed ties 10 years later.
The growing number of Arab countries formalizing relations with Israel has been condemned by the Palestinians,
who see it as a betrayal of their cause.
Historically, Arab countries conditioned peace talks with Israel on its withdrawal from territories occupied in the
1967 war and the establishment of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.