News Alert: US Secretary of state welcomes Israel-Bahrain deal | Mike Pompeo | Benjamin Netanyahu
Mike Pompeo named &# 171; historical&# 187; agreement between Israel and Bahrain
President Donald Trump announced the forthcoming agreement to normalize relations between Jerusalem and Manama
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday called “historic” the forthcoming agreement to normalize Israel’s relations with the Kingdom of Bahrain. The preparation of an agreement between Jerusalem and Manama was previously reported on Twitter by President Donald Trump.
“As the president said at the start of this administration, he will strengthen America’s friendship and build new partnerships in the search for peace. He kept his promise. The two peace agreements open up new opportunities for peace and prosperity, “Pompeo said in a statement, who thanked King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for their” courage to change the fate of nations. “.
Trump, speaking to reporters, also called today “historic”, suggesting that other Arab countries will soon follow Bahrain’s example..
“Opening direct dialogue and ties between these two dynamic and advanced economies will continue to positively transform the Middle East and enhance stability, security and prosperity in the region,” the United States, Bahrain and Israel said in a joint statement..
A month ago, the United Arab Emirates agreed to normalize relations with Israel as part of a U.S.-mediated agreement to be signed at a White House ceremony on September 15..
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that Bahrain’s decision marks a “new era” in the world.
“For many years we have invested in the world, and now the world will invest in us, will lead to really large investments in the Israeli economy, and this is very important,” Netanyahu said in his video message..
UAE Foreign Ministry spokesman Hend al-Otaiba congratulated Bahrain and Israel, stating that this landmark event is “another important historic achievement that will make a huge contribution to the stability and prosperity of the region.”.
Hamas spokesman in Gaza, Hazem Qasem, said Bahrain’s decision to normalize relations with Israel “seriously harms the Palestinian cause by supporting the occupation.”.
Hossein Amir-Abdollahyan, Special Adviser to the Speaker of the Iranian Parliament for International Affairs, called Bahrain’s decision “a great betrayal of the Islamic cause and the Palestinians.”.
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