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Sudan set to normalize ties with Israel, set to join UAE

Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo, Jared Kushner, Robert O'Brien, Steven Mnuchin
Posted at 11:54 AM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 14:54:37-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sudan is set to normalize ties with Israel, making it the third Arab state to do so in run-up to Election Day, according to President Donald Trump.

ABC News reported President Trump formally notified Congress on Friday that his administration will remove Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, nearly 30 years after the African country was first listed.

The deal, which would deepen Sudan’s engagement with the West, comes after Trump notified Congress on Friday of his intent to remove the North African nation from the list of state sponsors of terrorism if it pays compensation to American victims of terror attacks. It also delivers a foreign policy win to Trump who is engaged in a heated reelection campaign and gives a boost to his embattled ally, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Recently, the U.S. brokered diplomatic pacts between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Jordan recognized Israel in the 1990s.