Trump announces Sudan normalizing relations with Israel

By: AFP      Published: 08:59 PM, 23 Oct, 2020
Trump announces Sudan normalizing relations with Israel
US President Donald Trump announces that Sudan will normalize relations with Israel at the White House in Washington, DC.

US President Donald Trump announced Friday that Sudan will normalize relations with Israel, a landmark step after two Gulf Arab nations moved to recognize Israel.

Moments after Trump formally moved to remove Sudan from a US list of state sponsors of terrorism, reporters were escorted to the Oval Office where he was on the phone with leaders of Israel and Sudan.

"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" that involve Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, Trump aide Judd Deere wrote on Twitter.