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Oct 25, 2020
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Sudanese Politician Mohammadain Mohammad Ishaq: We Have No Enmity Towards Israel; We Need To Abandon The Islamist, Pan-Arab Ideologies; The Palestinians Are Better Off Than Rural Sudanese

#8407 | 01:54
Source: Sudan TV

Mohammadain Mohammad Ishaq, the spokesman of the Sudan Liberation Army - Transitional Council, said in an October 25, 2020 interview on Sudan TV that Sudan's Revolutionary Front has no objections whatsoever to the normalization of relations with Israel. He said that the priority is the interests of the Sudanese people, and he argued that it is the Islamist and pan-Arab leadership of the past that entangled Sudan in problems with Israel. He also said: "With all due respect to [the] Palestinian people, they are still better off than the people in rural Sudan."

Mohammadain Mohammad Ishaq: "At the Revolutionary Front, we always say that our foreign relations must be based on our national interest, regardless of any past conflicts or enmity with Israel... No! We only care about the interests of the Sudanese people. If it serves our interests, we support normalization of relations with Israel. People have interest in normalizing their relations with Israel, regardless of any ideological or other disputes."

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Interviewer: "Do you in the Revolutionary Front consent to the normalization with Israel?"

Ishaq: "There are no objections whatsoever to this. We all agree to the normalization with Israel. We consider this to be a very important step in the building of modern Sudan.

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"If we want to resolve Sudan's troubles, we must discuss all the problems. The main problem is the Islamist and pan-Arab leadership of the country, which entangles us in problems with Israel. The truth is that we have no enmity or dispute with Israel.

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"Many people's opposition [to normalization with Israel] stems from their ideological-Islamist understanding of the Palestinian cause, without taking into account the interests of the Sudanese people. With all due respect to the struggle and war of the Palestinian people, they are still better off than the people in rural Sudan."

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