The Sudanese government fired a foreign ministry spokesman after suggesting that the African country was ready to reach a peace deal with Israel in full debate on the pact signed by the Hebrew state and the United Arab Emirates.
The spokesman, Haidar Badawi Sadik, told the Arab edition of Sky News that he saw no reason to continue hostilities with Israel. Although the executive did not explain the reasons for his dismissal, all indications are that those words cost him his position.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was one of the first to respond to the gesture. “Israel, Sudan and the entire region will benefit from the peace deal,” he said before the Sudanese Foreign Ministry denied possible rapprochement.
According to the ministry, the spokesman had “no orders to make statements on the matter,” so the hostilities are in principle continuing. Like many other Arab countries, Sudan has no diplomatic relations with Israel.