President of Peace: Trump Brokers Fourth Deal to Normalize Relations in Middle East
'Another HISTORIC breakthrough today!' President tweets
President Donald Trump has announced he has helped secure yet another peace deal between Israel and an Arab nation.
Morocco is now the fourth Arab country as part of the Trump administration’s ‘Abraham Accords’ initiative,” Axios reported,
The historic deal includes recognition by the United States of the disputed territory of Western Sahara as part of Morocco.
“Another HISTORIC breakthrough today!”
“Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Morocco have agreed to full diplomatic relations – a massive breakthrough for peace in the Middle East!”
Another HISTORIC breakthrough today! Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Morocco have agreed to full diplomatic relations – a massive breakthrough for peace in the Middle East!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2020
“Morocco recognized the United States in 1777,” Trump added.
“It is thus fitting we recognize their sovereignty over the Western Sahara.”
Morocco recognized the United States in 1777. It is thus fitting we recognize their sovereignty over the Western Sahara.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2020
The proclamation was released by the White House which was signed by Trump:
The White House released the following proclamation that was signed by the president:
The United States affirms, as stated by previous Administrations, its support for Morocco’s autonomy proposal as the only basis for a just and lasting solution to the dispute over the Western Sahara territory. Therefore, as of today, the United States recognizes Moroccan sovereignty over the entire Western Sahara territory and reaffirms its support for Morocco’s serious, credible, and realistic autonomy proposal as the only basis for a just and lasting solution to the dispute over the Western Sahara territory. The United States believes that an independent Sahrawi State is not a realistic option for resolving the conflict and that genuine autonomy under Moroccan sovereignty is the only feasible solution. We urge the parties to engage in discussions without delay, using Morocco’s autonomy plan as the only framework to negotiate a mutually acceptable solution. To facilitate progress toward this aim, the United States will encourage economic and social development with Morocco, including in the Western Sahara territory, and to that end will open a consulate in the Western Sahara territory, in Dakhla, to promote economic and business opportunities for the region.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim that, the United States recognizes that the entire Western Sahara territory is part of the Kingdom of Morocco.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth.
The Trump administration has secured deals between Israel and the following other Arab nations:
- The United Arab Emirates
“They are going reopen their liaison offices in Rabat and Tel Aviv immediately with the intention to open embassies. And they are going to promote economic cooperation between Israeli and Moroccan companies,” White House senior adviser Jared Kushner told Reuters.
“Today the administration has achieved another historic milestone. President Trump has brokered a peace agreement between Morocco and Israel – the fourth such agreement between Israel and an Arab/Muslim nation in four months.”
“Through this historic step, Morocco is building on its longstanding bond with the Moroccan Jewish community living in Morocco and throughout the world, including in Israel."
"This is a significant step forward for the people of Israel and Morocco,” Kushner continued.
“It further enhances Israel’s security, while creating opportunities for Morocco and Israel to deepen their economic ties and improve the lives of their people.”
Earlier this year, Trump was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his series of peace deals.
The Member of the Norwegian Parliament and chairman to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, submitted the nomination, saying:
“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees."