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USA | UAE, Bahrain Sign US Brokered Deals to Normalize Relations with Israel

The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed a US-brokered agreements to normalize relations with Israel at the White House amid popular outrage in the Arab world.

The deals were signed between Emirati and Bahraini Foreign Ministers, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The UAE and Bahrain became only the third and fourth Arab states to ever normalize their relations with Israel after Egypt and Jordan.

Meeting Netanyahu in the Oval Office before the signing ceremony, Trump said “We’ll have at least five or six countries coming along very quickly” to forge their own accords with ‘Israel’. But he did not name any of the nations involved in such talks.

Trump also said on Tuesday he expected Saudi Arabia to be among seven to nine other Persian Gulf Arab countries to normalize relations with Israel following the deal by the UAE and Bahrain at a White House ceremony earlier.

He told reporters a third Arab state, Saudi Arabia, would strike an agreement with Israel "at the right time."