In a stunning reversal, Israel and Sudan, once bitter enemies, have agreed to normalize relations and open economic ties. 

The peace deal was brokered by the White House. This latest peace agreement follows similar agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The transitional government of Sudan is trying to claw out of the country’s massive debt and crippling U.S. economic sanctions. 

The sanctions had been put in place when Sudan was labeled a “state sponsor of terrorism” following its implicated in the bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.