Now Sudan Agrees to Peace with Israel

Sudan has become the third in this year’s series of Arab League countries normalising relations with Israel, in an agreement that includes the USA removing it from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, allowing economic aid and investment.

Announcing the normalisation on Friday, Donald Trump said there are “at least five more” Arab states that want to agree peace with Israel.

A crowd in Sudan with their country`s flagSudan is the third Arab country to officially recognise Israel this year (photo: Reuters)

The United Arab Emirate’s foreign ministry welcomed Sudan’s decision as ‘an important step to boost security and prosperity in the region.’

A three-way statement by the USA, Sudan and Israel said that:

‘The leaders agreed to the normalisation of relations between Sudan and Israel 
and to end the state of belligerence between their nations.’

Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, confirmed his country was taking steps to normalise relations with Sudan, saying:

“Today we announce another dramatic breakthrough towards peace.
Today Khartoum says ‘yes’ to peace with Israel, ‘yes’ to acknowledging Israel and 
‘yes’ to normalisation with Israel. This is a new era: an era of true peace.”

And it seems that, as part of the agreement, Sudan will designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation; a move confirmed to Al Arabiya English by a senior US official.

Friday marked the 37th anniversary of one of the deadliest attacks against US troops on foreign soil. On 23rd October 1983, a suicide bombing at the US Marine Barracks in Beirut killed 241 Americans.

At long last, more countries are acknowledging that Hezbollah is a terrorist organisation.