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Cotton Statement on the Normalization of Relations Between Israel and the United Arab Emirates

August 13, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement after the administration announced an agreement was reached to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates:

"This deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates moves us closer to a peaceful and stable Middle East. I commend President Trump and Secretary Pompeo for their deft diplomacy to advance America's interests in the region. I congratulate Prime Minister Netanyahu and Crown Prince Bin Zayed for having the courage and vision to reach this agreement. And I encourage our other partners in the region to take similar steps to advance the cause of peace and prosperity throughout the Middle East."