World News

Trump talks with leaders of Israel, Sudan as countries agree to normalize ties

U.S. President Donald Trump listens during the third and final presidential debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S., October 22, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Pool

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday spoke with the leaders of Israel and Sudan as the two countries announced their plan to normalize relations, adding that he expected the Palestinians and other nations to also agree to closer ties in coming months.

In a telephone call with Trump held in front of reporters at the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also welcomed what he called a rapidly expanding circle of peace.

Reporting by Jeff Mason and Idrees Ali; Writing by Susan Heavey, Editing by Franklin Paul