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Sudan becomes third Arab state to normalising relations with Israel

US President Donald Trump said that Sudan is normalizing its relations with Israel. Trump has removed Sudan official sponsors of terrorism

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Sudan becomes third Arab state to normalising relations with Israel

US President Donald Trump has said that Sudan is normalizing its relations with Israel. President Trump has removed Sudan from the list of "official sponsors of terrorism" and restored economic aid and investment in the country.

Announcing this, the US President said that "at least five more" Arab countries also want a peace agreement with Israel.

It should be noted that a few weeks ago, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain also signed peace agreements with Israel. Since then, the two countries have become the first Gulf states to recognize Israel in 26 years.

Sudan and Israel said in a tripartite statement with the United States that the delegations would meet "in the next few weeks."

"The leaders agreed to normalize relations between Sudan and Israel and to end the state of war between the two nations," the statement said.

Egypt signed peace agreements with Israel in 1979 and Jordan in 1994. Mauritania, a member of the African Arab League, recognized Israel in 2009 but severed ties 10 years later.

Palestinians have condemned the growing number of Arab countries establishing formal relations with Israel.

Historically, Arab countries have made peace talks with Israel conditional on the withdrawal from the occupied territories in the 1967 war and the establishment of East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state.

US President made this announcement?

Shortly after President Trump removed Sudan from the US list of countries that officially sponsor terrorists, reporters were taken to the Oval Office in Washington, where President Trump was talking on the phone with leaders of Sudan and Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu called the agreement a "dramatic breakthrough for peace" and the beginning of a "new era."

He said Israeli and Sudanese delegations would meet to discuss trade and agricultural co-operation.

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdouk thanked President Trump for removing his country from the list of terrorists and said the Sudanese government was "working for international relations to best serve our people.

Sudan's state TV says the "state of aggression" will end

On the occasion, President Trump said that he hopes that Saudi Arabia will also normalize its relations with Israel.

US Vice President Jude Derry said the Sudan agreement was "another important step towards peace in the Middle East, with another state joining the Abraham Accords, a term coined by Israel's United Arab Emirates and Bahrain." Used for contracts with.

However, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the agreement, saying "no one has the right to speak on behalf of the Palestinians." Hamas, which controls Gaza, called it a "political sin."

Israel has also said it will not oppose US sales of advanced military hardware to the United Arab Emirates. The United States has agreed to consider allowing the UAE to buy F-35 fighter jets after normalizing relations with Israel.

However, Israel said it needed to maintain a military advantage over other Middle Eastern states, but earlier this week said the United States had agreed to upgrade Israeli military capabilities.

Relationship between Sudan and Israel

Sudan has been an enemy of Israel since its inception in 1948.

Sudan is the site of a 1967 declaration against the normalization of relations with Israel. In the capital, Khartoum, the Arab League vowed "no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel and no negotiations with it."

Palestinian condemns Israel-Sudan ties

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday the Palestinians reject and condemn Sudan's move to normalise ties with Israel under a U.S.-brokered agreement.

"No one has the right to speak in the name of the Palestinian people and in the name of the Palestinian cause," said a statement published by Abbas's office.