Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen said that Israel is very close to announcing the normalization of relations with Sudan, in conjunction with news that an Israeli delegation visited Sudan, on Wednesday, to discuss this file.
Cohen told Israeli Channel 13 that he believed that Israel was “very close to normalizing relations with Sudan.”
In the same context, Ofir Akunis, the Israeli Minister of Regional Cooperation, said in statements to the Israeli Army Radio that the United States will announce another agreement to normalize relations between Israel and an Arab or Islamic country before the US presidential elections scheduled for November 3.
He stated, “I have a reasonable justification that makes me believe that the announcement will come before November 3, and this – if you allow me – is what I understand from my sources.”
For his part, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said at a conference hosted by the Israeli newspaper “Hayom” and the Kohlite Policy Forum, “More Arab League member states will print and work to establish peace with Israel. I have no doubt, this is for sure .. How many In what order, I think everyone should wait to see. “
These statements came in conjunction with what was broadcast on the official Israeli radio, “Kan,” where it said that an Israeli delegation visited Khartoum, on Wednesday, where it arrived in the Sudanese capital on a plane that came directly from Tel Aviv, and stayed there for 7 hours, then left.
This also coincided with the announcement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on Wednesday, that his country had begun procedures for removing Sudan from its list of states sponsoring terrorism, and that it was working “diligently” to encourage Khartoum to recognize Israel.