Just a few moments ago, I had a very special meeting with two friends, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates, during which they agreed to conclude a historic peace agreement. After 49 years, Israel and the United Arab Emirates will fully normalize diplomatic relations. They will exchange messages and ambassadors and initiate cooperation across a wide range of areas, including tourism, education, healthcare, trade and security. This is a truly historic moment. By united two of America`s closest and most competent partners in the region – some have said this cannot be achieved – this agreement is an important step towards building a more peaceful, secure and prosperous Middle East. The 1. In September, several Iranian leaders expressed deep concern that a number of Arab states could join the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Jordan. Oman welcomed the UAE`s decision and actions, and Iran expressed grave concern in this regard. President Rouhani told the UN General Assembly that Iran is not a bargaining chip and that the new US administration should instead “capitulate” to Iran. It is clear that Tehran is preparing for something. Other UN members, including Britain and Germany, have argued that the imposition of new sanctions on Iran, which the US has considered, could have unpredictable consequences.
So what he`s saying very frankly is that the Arab states have other priorities on their agenda that are bigger than defending the interests of the Palestinians. .