Sudanese Sovereignty Council Yields to US Pressure, to Normalize Ties with Zionist Entity: Report
15 Oct 2020 11:12
Islam Times - The Sudanese Sovereignty Council reportedly decided to go ahead with normalizing the country’s ties with the Zionist entity, according to Israeli media
A source close to the council told the Arabic-language edition of i24NEWS that after a heated discussion late on Wednesday, the council decided to yield to US pressure and forge formal ties with Tel Aviv.
According to reports in Sudanese and Arab media outlets, Washington gave Sudan 24 hours to respond to an ultimatum demanding that Sudan recognizes ‘Israel’ and normalizes its ties with the Zionist entity in exchange for being removed from the US blacklist of terrorism supporters.
As US and Israeli officials repeatedly vowed that more countries would join in on the normalization push, Sudan was speculated to be one of the likeliest countries to follow the UAE and Bahrain in normalizing relations.
Earlier, i24NEWS reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sovereignty Council chair Abdel Fattah al-Burhan were supposed to meet in the near future to discuss the prospect.
Netanyahu already spoke with Burhan earlier this year during a surprise meeting in Uganda, which sparked a public outcry in Sudan.
The Sudanese leadership has long appeared split on the prospect of normalizing ties with the Zionist entity — a plan apparently backed by its military component, but not as much by the civilian one.
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