WASHINGTON, D.C. — After concerted U.S. efforts to reach an agreement to normalize diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the agreement will be formally signed at the White House on 15 September by delegations from both countries.
President Trump said on Thursday that his administration had made significant progress with the agreement and another Arab country may join the agreement in the near future. Other countries are ready for normalization, and this will contribute to peace in the Middle East, said Trump.
Analysts suggested that the country referred to by Trump might be Saudi Arabia, as Trump said he began discussions with the Saudi Monarch in this regard. Trump said that when Palestinians see their Arab friends normalizing their relations with Israel, they will have to return to peace negotiations, adding that his administration would consider lifting the freeze on aid to the Palestinians if an agreement is signed with them.