Sudan Signs Deal With US to Normalise Ties With Israel

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Sudan was one of four members of the Arab League to agree to normalise ties with the State of israel in 2020, with Washington sweetening the deal for Khartoum by promising sanctions relief and removing Sudan from being designated by the State Department as a ‘state sponsor of terrorism’.

Sudan has officially joined the ‘Abraham Accords’, signing a memorandum of understanding with the US on Wednesday to formally normalise its ties with Israel, according to a statement put out by the office of the prime minister.

The deal was signed alongside a separate agreement between Sudan’s Ministry of Finance and the US Treasury facilitating the clearance of Sudan’s arrears to the World Bank, with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin presiding over the ceremony alongside Sudanese Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari. 

Sudan is one of four members of the 22-member Arab League that recently reversed more than 70 years of policy and agreed to normalise ties with Tel Aviv. In September, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain became the first Arab nations to sign peace deals with israel since Egypt and Jordan in 1979 and 1994, respectively. US officials announced that Khartoum had signed on to the normalisation agreement in October. In December, Morocco became the third Arab League country to agree to recognise Israel.

On Saturday, Israeli media reported leaks from a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members…

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