Sudan and Israel normalize ties in third deal brokered by Trump administration

WASHINGTON — Sudan will become the third Arab state to normalize ties with Israel in another historic peace deal brokered by the United States, President Trump announced Friday.

The deal, which would deepen Sudan’s engagement with the West, follows Trump’s conditional agreement this week to remove the North African nation from the list of state sponsors of terrorism if it pays compensation to American victims of terror attacks.

The Trump administration’s brokering of the deals as it works toward a Middle East peace deal has earned the commander-in-chief multiple Nobel Peace Prize nominations.

It also delivers a foreign policy achievement for Trump just days before the U.S. election.

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

Netanyahu has made it a priority to forge ties with formerly hostile countries in Africa and the Arab world in the absence of any progress with the Palestinians during his more than a decade in office. The deal also is aimed at unifying Arab countries against their common adversary, Iran.

With Post wires

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