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Donald Trump expects Saudi Arabia to recognise Israel at 'right time'

Reuters/Washington, United States
Filed on September 16, 2020 | Last updated on September 16, 2020 at 12.34 am
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(Reuters)

US President says he thinks 'seven or eight countries' will normalise relations with Israel.

US President Donald Trump said he expected Saudi Arabia to normalise relations with Israel following the diplomatic move taken by Bahrain and the UAE at a White House ceremony on Tuesday.

Asked if he expected Saudi Arabia to follow suit, Trump said "I do. I spoke with the king of Saudi Arabia [The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia] adding it would come "at the right time."

"I think seven or eight or nine" more countries would normalise relations with Israel, he said.


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