US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that “five or six” more Arab countries had been allowed to agree to normalize relations with Israel, in line with accusations of confrontation between the Jewish state and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
“We are far down the road, with five countries, five additional countries,” Trump said when he hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office, with the two Arab states for a US-Brocade peace deal Prior to the signing ceremony. .
“We have at least five or six countries coming together very quickly,” Trump said.
Trump did not name additional countries, but indicated during separate bilateral talks with UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan that Saudi Arabia could be on board without specifically saying so.
“We have had very good talks with Saudi Arabia. I think his mind is very open,” Trump said, who also met Bahrain’s foreign minister Abdullatif al-Zayani before the signing ceremony.
For the Middle East, the Abrahamic Accord marked a distinct change in the decades-old status quo where Arab countries have attempted to treat Palestinians against Israel to maintain unity.
“We mark the dawn of a new Middle East after decades of division and conflict,” Trump said as the signing ceremony began.
Palestinian leaders have urged demonstrations in the occupied territories and outside embassies outside the United States, Israel, Bahrain and the UAE, which they call “shameful agreements”.
Trump nevertheless expressed confidence that the Palestinians would eventually sign US Brocade peace agreements – which he hopes will boost their reunion opportunities in November.
Trump said, “Palestine will be a member at all. I don’t say that with any controversy, let me tell you that Palestine will be a member at the right time,” Trump said.
The White House will be the first time Arab nations have established relations with Israel since 1979 and with Jordan in 1994.
Hundreds of people were invited to participate and there is no denying a symbolic hand-in-hand between Arab representatives and Netanyahu.
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