Pompeo urges Saudi Arabia to consider normalizing ties with Israel

Pompeo urges Saudi Arabia to consider normalizing ties with Israel

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday urged Saudi Arabia to consider normalizing relations with Israel.

Pompeo also said that he hopes the country will encourage Palestinian leaders to return to negotiations with Israel.

“We hope Saudi Arabia will consider normalizing its relationships as well, and we want to thank them for the assistance they’ve had in the success of the Abraham Accords so far,” Pompeo said.

Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on September 15 signed the so-called Abraham Accords with Israel at the White House.

“They reflect a changing dynamic in the region, in which countries rightly recognize the need for regional cooperation to counter Iranian influence and generate prosperity,” Pompeo said.

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