President Trump’s recent peace agreements in the Middle East showed that former Secretary of State John Kerry was wrong in predicting that Israel would be more isolated without Iran’s nuclear deal, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.
“I remember Secretary Kerry saying that if the nuclear deal was abandoned, Israel would be more isolated when in fact the opposite has now happened,” he said in “History.”
“They have joined hands and now they have many more partners throughout the region – each of these countries, these rift states recognize that the common threat from the Islamic Republic of Iran is very very real, and now they are working together and building security. and economic conditions and real ties between these countries, ”he said.
“It will really stabilize for the Middle East to see what happens tomorrow in Washington, DC”
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In 2015, Kerry said, “I fear that what might happen is that if Congress overthrows it, our friends in Israel could actually end up becoming more isolated and more guilty.”
Pompeo’s comments came as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to join leaders from Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday to sign agreements that normalize relations between nations.
The Secretary of State also mocked comments from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, who sought to downplay the importance of peace agreements that President Trump’s government helped negotiate between Israel and other Middle Eastern nations.
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Pelosi had told CNN last week that Trump’s peace deals were distractions from the impact of COVID-19. “Good for him to have a distraction on a day when the number of people affected and the number of people dying from this virus is only increasing,” she said Friday.
Pompeo told Martha MacCallum, “The Story,” that these offers were “remarkable.” “So cynical,” he said in response to a clip by Pelosi. “It is a remarkable achievement. The administration and President Trump had set the conditions for peace in the Middle East. There is real progress that tomorrow we will have the Israelis, Bahrains, Emirates all in Washington to sign agreements that normalize relations between countries. It is a wonderful day. “