US News Normalization of Israel-Sudan relations: "a huge victory" for some, a "shame" for others
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Sudan and Israel have agreed to normalize their relations, under the aegis of US President Donald Trump. This historic rapprochement, aimed at ending decades of hostilities between Khartoum and the Hebrew state, has been hailed by many leaders, but has also been criticized by the Palestinian Authority and Iran.
after an American mediation. US President Donald Trump secured the deal in a telephone interview with Israeli Prime Minister , Sudanese government chief Abdalla Hamdok, and Transitional Council chairman Abdel Fattah al Bourhan. Sudan is the third Arab country since August to announce a normalization of its relations with Israel, .
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This announcement sparked a lot of reactions around the world. The United States, which worked for this rapprochement, of course welcomed it. “HUGE victory for the United States and for peace in the world. Sudan has accepted a peace and normalization agreement with Israel!”,. He said "at least five" more Arab countries planned to follow in Khartoum's footsteps, in a telephone interview with the prime ministers of Sudan and Israel shortly after the announcement. “And we'll have a lot more than that soon,” he added.
Congratulations from Egypt
While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called the development of diplomatic relations with Sudan a "tremendous turnaround", the Palestinian presidency has on its side condemned and rejected the agreement "with the Israeli occupation country which usurps Palestinian land". "No one has the right to speak on behalf of the Palestinian people and the Palestinian cause," she continued.
Terrorism: Americans ready to remove Sudan from their blacklist
© AFP PHOTO / HO / SUDAN PRIME MINISTER OFFICE US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) met Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok , during an official visit to Khartoum on August 25, 2020. US President Donald Trump announced on Twitter on Monday that Sudan would be removed from the list of terrorist sponsor countries once the government would have paid the sum of 335 million dollars to compensate the victims of the attacks committed in 1998 against the American embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.
Hazem Qassem, official spokesperson for Hamas, the Islamist movement in power in the Gaza Strip, also strongly criticized this rapprochement, calling it "a political sin which harms the Palestinian people and their just cause and also harms the national interest of Sudan ". "It only benefits Netanyahu," he concluded.
In Egypt, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, whose country was the first in the region to establish diplomatic relations with the Hebrew state in 1979, on the other hand "hailed the joint efforts of the United States, and Israel regarding the normalization of relations between Sudan and Israel ". "I appreciate all the efforts aimed at achieving stability and peace in the region," he tweeted
Critics of Iran
Bahrain, which signed a normalization agreement with Israel
Delegation of Israel to Sudan to discuss normalization of ties
ISRAEL-DIPLOMACY: Delegation of Israel to Sudan to discuss normalization of ties JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli delegation paid a rare visit to Sudan on Wednesday in order to discuss a normalization of relations between the two countries, reported Israeli public radio Kan, while a member of the government spoke of a possible major diplomatic breakthrough. No details were given by Kan radio on the content of the exchanges in Khartoum.
The UAE, which also normalized relations with Israel this summer
>> To read and see on France 24: Israel, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have signed historic agreements under the aegis of TrumpFinally, sworn enemy of Israel and the United States, Tehran has castigated the decision announced by Washington. “The White House announcement on Sudan could not be more symbolic. Pay enough ransom, close your eyes to crimes against the Palestinians and you will be removed from the so-called 'terrorism' blacklist. is as bogus as the US fight against terrorism. Shameful! "
tweeted Iranian Foreign MinistryWith AFP and Reuters
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