Middle East World

Thu 24 September 2020:

Another Arab country will sign a peace deal with Israel in the “next day or two,” US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft told Al Arabiya in an interview on Wednesday.

“Our plan is to bring more countries, which we will have more being announced very soon … One [country will sign] in the next day or two,” she said.

“I know others are going to be following,” Craft added.


Morocco, Oman and Sudan have been reported to be among other countries looking to forge ties with Tel Aviv amid a flurry of diplomatic efforts by Washington to warm relations between the Arab region and Israel.

In August, the United Arab Emirates announced a deal with Israel to establish diplomatic ties and normalize relations. Bahrain followed suit and the three countries signed the deal at a ceremony at the White House last week.

Last week, US President Donald Trump told reporters that many more countries are on the way to reaching new peace deals in the Middle East.

Asked if he expected Saudi Arabia to follow suit, Trump said “I do. I spoke with the king of Saudi Arabia.”

He added the move would come “at the right time.”

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz reiterated that position during a recent conversation with Trump, saying there would be no normalization with Israel without Palestinian statehood.

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