The United States President Donald Trump has asked UAE Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Zayed to encourage other countries in the region to build ties with Israel.
This was disclosed by White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere, in a statement issued on 12th of October, 2020.
Deere said, “Trump and Bin Zayed discussed the latest updates about the Middle East on the telephone.”
According to the statement, “Trump asked Bin Zayed to encourage other countries in the region to follow in the footsteps of the UAE regarding the normalisation of ties with Israel.”
Deere explained that Bin Zayed congratulated Trump on his recovery from COVID-19, while Trump thanked him for his “leadership” during the Abraham Accords, the agreement which marked the normalisation of ties between the Emirates and the occupation state of Israel.
The US is putting pressure on Sudan to force it to sign a peace deal with Israel in return for removing it from the list of state sponsors of terror.
On 15 September, the UAE and Bahrain signed normalisation agreements with Israel on the White House lawn.