Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has said that the possible removal of Sudan from the US list of terrorists should not be linked to the resumption of relations with Israel.
According to Reuters, sources said that after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, the United States wants other Arab and Muslim countries to recognize Israel and normalize relations with it.
It is hoped that Sudan will soon be included in the list of countries doing so, but at the same time, there is speculation that the United States will remove Sudan from the list of countries supporting terrorists and Sudan will recognize Israel as a reward.
Due to US sanctions, Sudan has failed to obtain a loan from the international community to address its economic problems.
However, the Sudanese prime minister has dismissed speculation that the United States would recognize Israel in exchange for removing Sudan from the list.
“We told him during a visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last month that it was important to keep the two issues separate and discuss the Israeli issue,” he told a conference in Khartoum.
Rising inflation and a declining currency are the biggest challenges for the government in Sudan, where Abdalla Hamdok is now ruling with the help of the military following the ouster of the previous government.
The United States added Sudan to its list of countries supporting terrorists in 1993 because it believed the current government was supporting extremist and terrorist groups.
It is to be noted that while addressing the UN General Assembly, the Prime Minister had said that Sudan should be removed from the list of countries supporting terrorists.
He said Sudan was working with the international community to fight terrorism, adding that it was time to lift sanctions on Sudan and remove Sudan from the list of countries supporting terrorists.
He said that after 30 years, Sudan has become a part of the world scene, so it should happen in any case, and also appreciated the efforts of the US administration and the US Congress to remove Sudan from the list of terrorist countries.