UPDATED 12:45 PM PT – Thursday, August 13, 2020
President Trump has helped broker a historic peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, which will reportedly lead to a full normalization of diplomatic relations.
The president announced the finalization of the Abraham Accords Thursday over Twitter. He called it a “huge breakthrough” and spoke more on the agreement from the Oval Office.
Joint Statement of the United States, the State of Israel, and the United Arab Emirates pic.twitter.com/oVyjLxf0jd
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2020
As part of the deal, Israel has agreed to suspend applying sovereignty to areas of the West Bank that it has considered annexing.
“Just a few moments ago, I hosted a very special call with two friends, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates, where they agreed to finalized a historical peace agreement,” stated President Trump. “Everybody said this would be impossible.”
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 13, 2020
Israel and the UAE will also exchange embassies and ambassadors to help secure peace and prosperity in the region.