Sudan govt spokesperson sacked after mooting peace with Israel

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Khartoum/Tel Aviv – A Sudanese government spokesperson has been fired after publicly commenting on a possible peace between his nation and Israel.

Haidar Sadik was dismissed as a Foreign Minister spokesperson, according to the nation’s designated foreign minister, Omar Ismail, on Wednesday.

He gave no specific reasons for the sacking.

Sadik told television channel Sky News Arabic on Tuesday that his country was looking forward to a peace agreement Israel.

He added that there was no reason for ongoing hostilities. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the comments.

“Israel, Sudan and the entire benefit from the peace agreement,” said Netanyahu.

However, Sadik seems to have spoken out of turn.

Sudan’s Foreign Ministry issued a denial later on Tuesday, saying relations Israel had not been discussed within the ministry.

The spokesperson “was not instructed to any statements on the matter,” the ministry said.

The question remained on Wednesday whether the two countries be able to overcome years of diplomatic hostilities.

Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen said that he believes the dialogue between Israel and Sudan eventually lead to a peace agreement.

Sudan, located in the Horn of Africa, has, like many other Arabic countries, ceased diplomatic relations Israel.

Since the 2019 ouster of autocrat Omar al-Bashir, Sudan has been trying to improve its relations the international community, primarily the U.S.

Israel has also been increasingly establishing diplomatic relations Arabic countries, most recently with the United Arab Emirates, and, in 2019, with Chad.