Sudan official: Talks with Israel about international status

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s military says the motive for agreeing to hold talks with Israel after decades of enmity was to help end the country’s status as an international pariah state. In a press conference Wednesday, spokesman for Sudan’s armed forces, Brig. Amer Mohammed al-Hassan, said a meeting between the head of Sudan’s sovereign council and Israel’s prime minister in Uganda on Monday was part of efforts to end Sudan’s longtime status as a state supporter of terror. The goal of the talks between Benjamin Netanyahu and Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, he said, was to help secure Sudan’s removal from the United States’ list of states that sponsor terror.