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Breaking Longtime Taboo, UAE and Bahrain Sign Trump-brokered Deals With Israel

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks previous to signing the Abraham Accords, normalizing relations between Israel and a few of its Middle East neighbors in a strategic realignment of Middle Eastern nations towards Iran, as Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed and Bahrain?s Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani applaud on the White House in Washington, U.S., September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

The Israeli chief signed bilateral accords on the White House with UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani, and all three leaders signed a joint declaration together with Trump.

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  • Last Updated: September 16, 2020, 12:08 AM IST

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday signed landmark accords normalizing the Jewish state’s relations with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, as a part of a peace push brokered by US President Donald Trump.

The Israeli chief signed bilateral accords on the White House with UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani, and all three leaders signed a joint declaration together with Trump.






The offers, denounced by the Palestinians, make them the third and fourth Arab states to take such steps to normalize ties since Israel signed peace treaties with Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994.

Meeting Netanyahu earlier within the Oval Office, Trump stated, “We’ll have at least five or six countries coming along very quickly” to forge their very own accords with Israel. But he didn’t title any of the nations concerned in such talks.

Speaking from the White House balcony, Trump stated: “We’re here this afternoon to change the course of history.” Flags of the United States, Israel, the UAE and Bahrain have been in abundance.

He referred to as it “a major stride in which people of all faiths and backgrounds live together in peace and prosperity” and declared that the three Middle East nations “are going to work together, they are friends.”

The back-to-back agreements mark an inconceivable diplomatic victory for Trump. He has spent his presidency forecasting offers on such intractable issues as North Korea’s nuclear program solely to search out precise achievements elusive.

Bringing Israel, the UAE and Bahrain collectively displays their shared concern about Iran’s rising affect within the area and growth of ballistic missiles. Iran has been crucial of each offers.

But in an indication that regional strife is bound to proceed whereas the Israeli-Palestinian battle stays unresolved, sirens warning of rocket fireplace from Gaza sounded in southern Israel on Tuesday as a ceremony was below manner in Washington.

(With inputs from AFP, Reuters)


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