Sudan: Israelis visit Sudan’s defense industry facilities

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Sudan: Israelis visit Sudan’s defense industry facilitiesSpeaking to a local newspaper, Mohammed al-Faki Suleiman said the delegation did not discuss political issues.

He said the delegation toured defense industry facilities of the Sudanese armed forces and met with soldiers and did not discuss any normalizing of ties between Khartoum and Tel Aviv.

According to an Israeli Army Radio report broadcast on Nov. 23, a delegation from Israel went to Sudan to hold official talks on the normalization agreement signed between Sudan and Israel.

Sudan became the fifth Arab country to agree to establish official relations with Israel after Egypt in 1979, Jordan in 1994 and both the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in 2020.

On Oct. 23, Trump formally notified Congress of his intent to rescind Khartoum’s placement on the US’s state sponsors of terrorism list. The condition was that Sudan would pay $335m to US terror victims and families for its alleged role in the bombing of two US embassies in east Africa by al-Qaida in 1998.

The other condition was that Sudan will normalise relation with Israel.

Donald Trump tweeted the news of the deal: “GREAT news! New government of Sudan, which is making great progress, agreed to pay $335 MILLION to U.S. terror victims and families. Once deposited, I will lift Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list. At long last, JUSTICE for the American people and BIG step for Sudan!”

Additional report by The Muslim News

[Photo: On an official visit to Sudan, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) met with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamduk (right) at the Prime Minister’s office in the capital Khartoum.Sudan to discuss about removing Sudan from US terrorism list and removing sanctions. Photograph by CB Palace Press Office / Handout/AA]

By Omer Erdem