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Israeli delegation secretly travels to Khartoum to meet with Sudanese military official: Report

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
A Sudanese demonstrator holds a placard that reads in Arabic ‘The Abraham Accords, a US provocation and the sale of our homeland to the Zionists’ during a rally against their country’s recent signing of a deal on normalizing relations with Israel, outside the cabinet offices in the capital Khartoum, on January 17, 2021. (Photo by AFP)

A delegation of Israeli officials has recently traveled to Sudan in secret and met with high-ranking military authorities from the Northeastern African country, media reports say.

The Israeli public broadcaster Kan, citing Sudanese sources, reported that Israeli officials landed in Sudan earlier this week, and held meetings there. There were no further details given.

Back in early February, reports emerged that a top Sudanese official was paying a visit to the Israeli-occupied territories to promote bilateral ties with the Tel Aviv regime, despite strong anti-Israel sentiment among the Sudanese nation.

Israeli media outlets reported at the time that a representative of Sudan’s ruling council was on the visit. The reports did not identify the representative or provide further details about the visit.

According to the Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television news network, a Sudanese source said that the official was accompanied by "senior military and intelligence leaders."

The visit came a few weeks after an Israeli delegation visited Sudan to meet with Sudan's military chief and de facto leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.

The Sudanese military, led by coup leader Gen. Burhan, seized power last October, after detaining Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and other civilian leaders and dissolving the year-old transitional government as well as the joint ruling military-civilian sovereign council.

He also declared a state of emergency and vowed to form what he called a competent government.

The move drew anger and outrage across the North African country and sparked international outcry, including from the UN Security Council. The country has been rocked by protests since then.

Sudan agreed to normalize ties with the Israeli regime in October 2020 as part of the US-led so-called Abraham Accords, a month after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed similar détente deals with Tel Aviv brokered by the US.

The normalization deals were condemned by Palestine as a brazen betrayal of the Palestinian cause.

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