Oct 29, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the chairman of Sudan’s Sovereignty Council, said that lifting of sanctions on Sudan is part and parcel of the agreement.
In an interview with Sudan TV on October 26, 2020, al-Burhan said that it is hard to separate normalization with Israel from lifting of sanctions.
“When we talk about lifting sanctions on Sudan, we cannot isolate it from the normalization of relations with Israel,” Al-Burhan said.
According to the chairman of Sudan’s Sovereignty Council, the normalization is legitimate, even with enemies.
“We are now making a reconciliation agreement. Reconciliation is legitimate, even with enemies. You can sign a reconciliation [agreement] with anyone, if it serves the interests of both parties,” he added.
al-Burhan added that everything has changed since the “Three No’s’ Summit in 1967 ” with so many Arab countries signing agreement with Israel.
“How many agreements have been signed since 1967? There have been many agreements between Israel and Arab countries or the PLO.” al-Burhan said.
“Everything has changed but we still say that we are living in 1967. Why should we stay in 1967 and bear the consequences of shackling ourselves to the same position ever since?” al-Buhan added.
The chairman of Sudan’s Sovereignty Council further stated that Sudan believes that a Palestinian state must be established, within the recognized borders of 1967 but the Sudanese people cannot be left to carry the brunt of this responsibility alone.
We are all convinced and believe in this. We all call for the support of the Palestinian position. Nobody can deny this claim to outdo us. However, we do not want the Sudanese people to bear the brunt of this responsibility all alone.”
Al-Buhari also noted that Israel and Palestine signed an agreement in Oslo that saw the PLO recognize Israel’s right to exist. There was also the Arab [Peace] Initiative of 2002.
Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas condemned the agreement saying it was contrary to the Arab Peace initiative.
Iran also condemned the agreement, saying the US-brokered deal is “phony” while accusing Khartoum of paying a ransom in return for Washington removing it from a list of state sponsors of terrorism.