President Trump has done it again.
Not once, not twice, but three times.
Sudan will no longer be a name on the State Sponsors of Terrorism list and will begin diplomatic relations with the United States and Israel, the president announced on Friday.
“HUGE win today for the United States and for peace in the world. Sudan has agreed to a peace and normalization agreement with Israel! With the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, that’s THREE Arab countries to have done so in only a matter of weeks. More will follow!” he tweeted.
HUGE win today for the United States and for peace in the world. Sudan has agreed to a peace and normalization agreement with Israel! With the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, that’s THREE Arab countries to have done so in only a matter of weeks. More will follow! pic.twitter.com/UHB8H6oaZc
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2020
The Sudan agreement comes just weeks after Trump secured two other historic Middle East peace deals – The Abraham Accords with Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates – which established full diplomatic relations between the countries and Israel, according to The Federalist.
These peace deals facilitated by the Trump Administration are meant to bring “stability, security and prosperity” in the region.
“This will improve regional security and unlock new opportunities for the people of Sudan, Israel, the Middle East, and Africa,” the joint statement released by the White House said.
Trump agreed to remove Sudan from the terrorism list after the nation paid $335 million in compensation to American victims of past terror attacks and their families.
And, removal from the list allows the country to access international aid and financial loans.
According to the statement, Sudanese Chairman of the Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahi joined President Trump to “discuss Sudan’s historic progress towards democracy and opportunities to advance peace in the region.”
Clearly the conversation went well.
“This is one of the great days in the history of Sudan,” Trump said, noting that Israel and Sudan have been at war for decades.
Israel and Sudan have also agreed to begin trade and cooperation negotiations with each other, and will work together on forging “peace in the region.”
While Sudan previously lived under a “brutal dictatorship,” the statement affirms that the country has recently seen significant progress in “combatting terrorism, building its democratic institutions and improving its relations with its neighbors.”
The hard work paid off, granting the nation the opportunity to work alongside the U.S. to “restore Sudan’s sovereign immunity and to engage its international partners to reduce Sudan’s debt burdens.”
But this won’t be the last of the peace deals.
Trump intends to continue negotiating deals with other Middle Eastern nations, saying there are at least five others, including Saudi Arabia, that want a piece of the president’s peace, The Federalist reports.