During Wednesday’s State Department press briefing, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo teased that Sudan could be the next country to sign a deal to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel. Pompeo also revealed that the U.S. is moving to lift the state sponsorship of terror designation still imposed against Sudan.
The Trump administration recently brokered similar deals with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Israel, dubbed “The Abraham Accords.” The two gulf countries signed deals with Israel at the White House last month, signaling a “new era of Middle East Peace.” A delegation from Sudan was reportedly in attendance at the signing ceremony.
The delegation of US and Israeli officials flew together on an El Al Israeli Airlines commercial jet whose special flight number was “973” — the international dialing code of Bahrain.
Israel and Bahrain will establish full diplomatic relations, open embassies and exchange ambassadors.
Both countries will not engage in any hostile actions against one another and will act to prevent those actions on their territories by third parties.
Both countries will commit to co-existence and to educating for peace.
Israel and Bahrain will sign agreements on: finance and investments, civil aviation, tourism, trade, science and technology, telecommunication, health care, agriculture, water, energy and legal cooperation.