Robert O’Brien says Trump administration ‘assured’ different international locations will normalize relations with Israel
White Home Nationwide Safety Adviser Robert O’Brien stated Sunday the Trump administration is “assured” that a number of different international locations will “get on board” in normalizing relations with Israel, after President Trump introduced the “historic peace settlement” between the Jewish state and the United Arab Emirates final week.
Throughout an interview with NBC Information’ “Meet the Press,” O’Brien touted the “braveness” of each Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, and stated the Trump administration has been in talks with a number of different Center East international locations to implement an identical peace deal.
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“We predict that there’s momentum for extra events to affix and to normalize relations with Israel,” O’Brien stated Sunday.
O’Brien stated that himself, the president, senior adviser Jared Kushner and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have been in talks with different leaders within the area.
“We’re hopeful we will construct on this momentum,” he stated, whereas noting he “can’t give a timeline.”
“These are the hardest negotiations on this planet — to dealer peace between Israel and the Arab and Islamic world, however we’re assured that we predict there are a few different international locations which are going to get on board quickly,” he stated. “And we’re wanting ahead to that.”
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O’Brien hinted that it’s “doable” that Saudia Arabia “might be subsequent.”
“We’re hopeful. We’ll need to see what occurs,” he stated. “We’re speaking to numerous international locations along with Saudi Arabia.”
O’Brien’s feedback come after the president, final week, introduced the “Abraham Accord,” named for the “father of all three nice faiths.”
Israel and the UAE “agreed to the complete normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.”
The assertion stated that the “diplomatic breakthrough” was at “the request of President Trump,” and that Israel will “droop declaring sovereignty over areas outlined within the President’s Imaginative and prescient for Peace and focus its efforts now on increasing ties with different international locations within the Arab and Muslim world.”
Israel and the UAE additionally stated they may proceed their efforts to “obtain a simply, complete and enduring decision to the Israeli-Palestinian battle.”
“This historic diplomatic breakthrough will advance peace within the Center East area and is a testomony to the daring diplomacy and imaginative and prescient of the three leaders and the braveness of the United Arab Emirates and Israel to chart a brand new path that may unlock the good potential within the area,” the joint-statement learn. “All three international locations face many frequent challenges and can mutually profit from at present’s historic achievement.”
Delegations from Israel and the UAE are anticipated to satisfy within the coming weeks to “signal bilateral agreements relating to funding, tourism, direct flights, safety, telecommunications, know-how, power, well being care, tradition, the atmosphere, the institution of reciprocal embassies, and different areas of mutual profit.”
“Opening direct ties between two of the Center East’s most dynamic societies and superior economies will rework the area by spurring financial development, enhancing technological innovation, and forging nearer people-to-people relations,” the assertion additionally learn.
Trump on Thursday stated he had a name with Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The president informed reporters Israel and the UAE will “start cooperation throughout the board,” together with exchanging embassies and ambassadors. The president stated he anticipated different international locations to observe the UAE’s lead on this effort to cooperate with Israel going ahead.