President Trump topped off Thursday evening’s contentious presidential debate with a bombshell announcement on Friday morning, revealing that he’s brokered yet another major Middle East peace deal.
Trump invited reporters in Oval Office while he conducted a phone call with leaders of Israel and Sudan to discuss a historic deal that would normalize ties between the two nations.
This latest deal is one in a string of unprecedented peace deals that normalize relations with Israel and seek to bring stability to the Middle East.
The president noted that Sudan and Israel have been in a state of war for decades and that Sudan has made massive strides in quashing terrorism within its borders.
“This is one of the great days in the history of Sudan,” Trump told Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the course of the call.
Trump later tweeted images of the text of the historic agreement between the two nations, proclaiming the deal to be a “HUGE win today for the United States and for peace in the world.”
“Sudan has agreed to a peace and normalization agreement with Israel!” Trump continued. “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!”
Trump also revealed that he expects Saudi Arabia, Palestine, and even Iran to come to the table to negotiate recognition of Israel — a notion that seemed entirely impossible until the Trump administration.
However, during Trump’s first term alone, he’s brokered deals that normalize relations between Israel and several other previously hostile nations including the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), Bahrain, as well as Balkan nations Serbia and Kosovo.
Trump declared that the Sudan agreement “will be the third country where we’re doing this — and we have many, many more coming We have, they’re coming at us hot and heavy in the coming weeks.”