Trump Announces Israel and UAE Will Establish Diplomatic Ties in ‘Breakthrough’ Move

Cheryl Sanders
August 13, 2020

Prime Minister Netanyahu and Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan express their deep appreciation to President Trump for his dedication to peace in the region and to the pragmatic and unique approach he has taken to achieve it.

By reaching the agreement with Israel, the UAE has become the third Arab country to establish full diplomatic ties with the Jewish state, in addition to Egypt and Jordan, but is the first among the Gulf States to do so.

United States President Donald Trump has said that Israel and the United Arab Emirates have reached a historic peace deal that will help the two states to normalize diplomatic relations, media reported on Thursday.

In response to President Trump's announcement, Mr Netanyahu tweeted in Hebrew: "Historic day". Trump said on Twitter.

Moreover, this agreement fosters opportunities for cooperation in several sectors, including in the economic, cultural, scientific, and technological fields to bolster the region's prosperity, he went on to say.

"What we see today is a new Middle East", Brian Hook, a senior policy adviser for the State Department, said, referring to Mr. Trump's maximum pressure campaign on Iran. "Things are happening that I can't talk about, but they're extremely positive".

"This is a remarkable achievement for two of the world's most forward-leaning, technologically advanced states and reflects their shared regional vision of an economically integrated region", Mr. Pompeo said, adding that it highlights their shared commitment to "confronting common threats".

Israel will suspend its plans to annex part of the West Bank as part of the deal, according to a joint statement from the three countries.

The two countries are expected soon to exchange ambassadors.

The agreement envisions giving Muslims greater access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem by allowing them to fly from Abu Dhabi to Tel Aviv, White House officials said.

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