Joint statement by US, UAE and Israel a welcome step on road to peace, says British PM

London, August 13, 2020 — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson today welcomed the joint statement by the United States, the United Arab Emirates and the state of Isreal, calling it a “welcome step toward a more peaceful Middle East.” Johnson wrote on his Twitter account: “The decision of the UAE and Israel to normalize relations is very good news.”

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He also praised the agreement to halt another Israeli annexation of the Palestinian territories. “It was my deep hope that the annexation of the West Bank did not take place, and today’s agreement to suspend these plans is a welcome step towards a more peaceful Middle East.”