You condemned Abraham`s accords as treason. The new agreement breaks a long-standing Arab consensus that the price of normal relations with Israel is the independence of the Palestinians. “I don`t think anything is set in stone,” said UAE official Omar Ghobash. “Even the treaties and agreements that have been enshrined in law are not necessarily to be tested, we will reopen a door, we hope that the Israelis will see the benefits of this step and the many other steps that could be followed by the regional countries.” However, this strategy has not been cost-free. Trump`s move in 2018 to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal in 2015 has alienated U.S. allies in Europe and other major world powers, though he has enthused Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The Trump administration tried this week to extend the UN Security Council arms embargo on Iran, but without the support of China, France, Germany, Russia and Britain, the effort was doomed to fail. Indeed, on Friday, the Dominican Republic was the only UNSC member to join the United States in supporting the proposal. Russia and China voted against and the other 11 Member States abstained.
Although the government has torn up the iran deal, it now intends to implement its snapback, set up to punish Iranian violations by reintroducing sanctions. But the United States will probably do so unilaterally, because none of our allies agree that we have the legal authority to enforce the provisions of a treaty that we have abandoned. Many of Iran`s Arab neighbors already have relations with Israel and said the agreement would not have a major impact, “except infamy for regional states and domestic use for Trump.” In his speech on Saturday, Rohani said the UAE had made a “huge mistake” in reaching an agreement on normalizing relations with Israel, calling it a betrayal of the Gulf state. US President Bill Clinton invited Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and PLO President Jasser Arafat to a retreat in July 2000 to discuss borders, security, settlements, refugees and Jerusalem. Although the negotiations were more detailed than ever, no agreement was reached. The failure of a consensus at Camp David was followed by a new Palestinian insurgency, the Second Intifada. The United States, the EU, Russia and the United Nations worked together as the Quartet to develop a roadmap for peace. While Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas accepted the text, his Israeli counterpart, Ariel Sharon, had more reservations about its wording. The timetable provides for a final agreement on a two-state solution in 2005. Unfortunately, it has never been implemented. Bahrain`s Foreign Minister will attend the event and sign his own agreement to normalize relations with Israel, which President Donald Trump announced last week.