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UK PM calls UAE, US, Israel agreement 'welcome step on road to peaceful Middle East'

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Filed on August 13, 2020
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(Reuters)

Johnson also praised the agreement reached to stop further Israeli annexation of Palestinian territories.


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday hailed the joint statement by the United States, the UAE and Israel, describing it as a "welcome step on the road to a more peaceful Middle East."

Johnson wrote on his Twitter account: "The UAE and Israel's decision to normalise relations is hugely good news."

He also praised the agreement reached to stop further Israeli annexation of Palestinian territories.

"It was my profound hope that annexation did not go ahead in the West Bank and today's agreement to suspend those plans is a welcome step on the road to a more peaceful Middle East."

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said it was "time for direct talks between the Palestinians and Israel, the only route to lasting peace."





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