President Trump Announces Historic Peace Agreement Between Israel and UAE

first_imgOn Twitter, Trump called the agreement “between our two great friends” a “huge breakthrough.”HUGE breakthrough today! Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2020 (Washington, DC) — President Trump is touting a peace agreement between Israel and United Arab Emirates.  The first middle east peace agreement to be reaced in 25 years.President @realDonaldTrump delivers a statement from the Oval Office: “After 49 years, Israel and the United Arab Emirates will fully normalize their diplomatic relations.”— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 13, 2020 Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer wrote on Twitter that this is “a great day for peace!” The announcement makes the UAE the first Gulf Arab state to establish full diplomatic ties with Israel.The UAE becomes only the third Arab country to recognize Israel’s existence, the other two are Egypt and Jordan who share a border with Israel.center_img Speaking in the Oval Office, Trump told reporters that the two countries will exchange embassies and ambassadors and “begin cooperation across the board.”He said he expected other countries to follow the UAE’s lead on this going forward. Trump added that “we are already discussing this with other nations,” noting that other agreements will probably be cemented in the near future.Joint Statement of the United States, the State of Israel, and the United Arab Emirates— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2020last_img

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