Israel and Sudan officially agree to normalize ties under the oversight of the White House; Trump: With the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, that’s THREE Arab countries to have done so in only a matter of weeks. More will follow!
After several weeks of negotiations and international agreements between Sudan and the United States, the White House was successful in brokering an official agreement between Israel and the northeastern African country of Sudan. The two countries will now normalize ties.
In his announcement, President Trump said, “They are choosing a future in which Arabs and Israelis, Muslims, Jews, and Christians can live together, pray together, and dream together, side by side, in harmony, community, and peace.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the new agreement, stating, “Today we announce another dramatic breakthrough towards peace. Today Khartoum says yes to peace with Israel, yes to acknowledging Israel and yes to normalization with Israel. This is a new era, an era of true peace.”
US President Donald Trump also tweeted on Friday, “HUGE win today for the United States and for peace in the world. Sudan has agreed to a peace and normalization agreement with Israel! With the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, that’s THREE Arab countries to have done so in only a matter of weeks. More will follow!” This was followed by images of the joint statement released by all three countries.
Rumors of the agreement surfaced after the White House took steps to remove Sudan from the state-sponsored terror watchlist. And earlier this week, an Israeli jet left Tel Aviv for Sudan’s capital city, Khartoum, only to make its way back several hours later, creating even more speculation.
Sudan is now the third Arab country to normalize its ties with Israel in just a matter of a few months.