President Trump made the groundbreaking announcement that Sudan will become the third Arab state to normalize ties with Israel, joining with Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. The historic deal brokered in the run-up to election day will help deepen ties with the United States.
#BREAKING: President @realDonaldTrump has announced that Sudan and Israel have agreed to the normalization of relations— another major step toward building peace in the Middle East with another nation joining the Abraham Accords 🇸🇩 🇮🇱 🇺🇸
— Judd Deere (@JuddPDeere45) October 23, 2020
Trump’s announcement follows his conditional agreement to remove the nation from the list of state sponsors of terrorism if Sudan agrees to pay compensation to the American victims of terror attacks.
In a report from Fox News:
It also delivers a foreign policy achievement for Trump just days before the U.S. election and boosts his embattled ally, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Recently, the United States brokered diplomatic pacts between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Jordan recognized Israel in the 1990s.
Netanyahu has made it a priority to forge ties with formerly hostile countries in Africa and the Arab world in the absence of any progress with the Palestinians during his more than decade in office. The deal also is aimed at unifying Arab countries against their common adversary, Iran.
President Trump made the announcement to the world from the Oval Office.