The Kingdom of Bahrain will be part of the United Arab Emirates in signing a peace treaty with Israel subsequent week, US President Donald Trump has introduced, changing into the second Gulf Arab nation to take action after US mediation.

“One other HISTORIC breakthrough right this moment!” Trump tweeted on Friday, making the long-rumored Bahrain deal official.

He additionally posted the textual content of a joint assertion with King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa of Bahrain and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, confirming {that a} consultant of the Gulf monarchy will attend the September 15 ceremony on the White Home and signal a Declaration of Peace with Israel alongside the UAE.

The UAE congratulated Bahrain and Israel on the choice to determine diplomatic relations, the spokeswoman for the overseas ministry in Abu Dhabi informed reporters.

Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer praised the information on Friday and thanked the Emirates and Bahrain for “this historic breakthrough.” He additionally thanked Trump for “confronting Iran and serving to rework our area for the higher,” teasing that there’s “extra to come back!”

The tiny Gulf monarchy, dominated by a Sunni dynasty intently allied with Saudi Arabia, is the second Arab nation to acknowledge Israel up to now month, overtly crediting Trump’s mediation efforts for the transfer. The Bahrain-UAE peace treaty with Israel is the primary such doc since Jordan made peace with the Jewish state in 1994.

After the UAE announcement on August 13, Trump teased that different international locations have been going to observe swimsuit “quickly.” Bahrain was rumored to be on that checklist, not least as a result of Manama hosted the 2019 Peace to Prosperity workshop, supposed to pitch the financial portion of Trump’s “Deal of the Century” proposal to finish the Israeli-Palestinian battle. Although the Palestinians have roundly rejected each the financial and the political proposals coming from the White Home, the Emirates and Bahrain have determined to acknowledge Israel.

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One Norwegian parliamentarian has already nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, citing the August cope with the UAE. On Friday, one other parliamentarian nominated the US president once more, this time for final week’s controversial settlement between Serbia and its breakaway province of Kosovo.

Solely a handful of Arab or Muslim international locations have acknowledged Israel because it declared independence in Might 1948, and lots of have fought repeated wars with the Jewish state. Bahrain’s recognition will deliver the variety of UN members that don’t acknowledge Israel all the way down to 29.

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