Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers joint remarks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, on April 29, 2018. (State Department photo)

Sudan Rejects Linking Removal from U.S. Terrorism List with Israel Ties

Sudan does not want to link its removal from a U.S. terrorism list that is hindering access to foreign funding for its economy with a normalisation of relations with Israel, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Saturday.

Sources said this week that U.S. officials indicated in talks with a Sudanese delegation they wanted Khartoum to follow the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain and open ties with Israel.

Sudan’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism dates back to its toppled ruler Omar al-Bashir, and makes it difficult for its transitional government to access urgently needed debt relief and foreign financing.

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