Omar Calls On Biden to 'Reverse' Trump's Middle East 'Peace Deals'
Congresswoman releases scathing attack on President's foreign policy.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) blasted Donald Trump's foreign policy and called on Joe Biden to "reverse" the president's historic Middle East peace agreements.
Omar argued that Trump's peace deals in the Middle East were arms deals.
"[Trump] recently inked so-called 'peace deals' between the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Sudan, and Israel," Omar tweeted.
"The only problem?" she added.
"They weren’t peace deals. They’re arms sales to human rights abusers, designed to empower the Gulf States and increase the risk of war with Iran."
He recently inked so-called “peace deals” between the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Sudan, and Israel. The only problem? They weren’t peace deals. They’re arms sales to human rights abusers, designed to empower the Gulf States and increase the risk of war with Iran.— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 20, 2020
Omar attacked Trump for working with the UAE, noting the nation has been accused of war crimes in Yemen and "has also been credibly accused of committing war crimes in Libya."
"Nearly every action taken under President Trump has made armed conflict more instead of less likely," she wrote.
"Trump imposed crippling sanction after crippling sanction on the Iranian people—depriving them of much-needed medical supplies during a pandemic and further tightening the brutal authoritarian regime’s grip on power."
"He ordered the assassination of an Iranian commander—risking all-out war—earlier this year."
"As a result of these actions, Iran finally backed out of the nuclear pact that Trump himself had torn up in 2018—and now has 12 times more enriched uranium than would have been permitted under the agreement."
But Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised the Middle East agreements as indicative that former President Obama's administration was wrong about the destabilizing impact of withdrawing from the Iran deal.
"I remember Secretary Kerry saying that if the nuclear deal was abandoned that Israel would become more isolated when in fact just the opposite has now happened," he said.
Omar's op-ed claimed Biden has "a tremendous opportunity to reverse this."
"Instead of siding with one group of dictators over another, we should position ourselves at an equal distance from both, allowing ourselves to be honest brokers, protecting our national security and interests while promoting human rights and democracy," she wrote.
"We can hold Iran accountable for its human rights violations while also holding Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and the UAE accountable."
In September, Trump was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize after he brokered a historic peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
According to Fox News, a member of the Norwegian Parliament and chairman of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, submitted the nomination.
“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde, told Fox News.
Meanwhile, Biden tried to take partial credit for Trump's historic peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Biden claimed he had already laid the groundwork for the president's achievement.