Following the announcement of the historic peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which was brokered by President Donald Trump, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said he and former President Barack Obama had laid the groundwork for the peace treaty.
However, President Trump explained the roles in this process in a different way.
“And I saw where Sleepy Joe tried to claim credit for it, and I’m trying to figure out how that one works,” Trump told reporters at a White House meeting on Aug. 14.
Trump also described one of the Obama administration’s actions, in which Biden participated.
“No, what he did is they made a terrible deal with Iran. And the deal was a horror show, and I ended it,” Trump added at the same time.
The historic deal signified a major foreign policy victory for President Trump.
The peace agreement makes the UAE the third Arab country, in addition to Egypt and Jordan, to establish diplomatic relations with Israel.
Diplomatic relations between Israel and the UAE were normalized after 49 years, as announced by President Trump’s campaign in one of his tweets.
“HISTORIC: After 49 years, Israel and the United Arab Emirates will fully normalize their diplomatic relations,” tweeted the “Trump War Room.”
Adding: “This is a MASSIVE WIN for President Trump and the American people!”
HISTORIC: After 49 years, Israel and the United Arab Emirates will fully normalize their diplomatic relations.
This is a MASSIVE WIN for President Trump and the American people! pic.twitter.com/nOXN6xpZOM
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) August 13, 2020
Additionally, Trump hopes that other Muslim countries will officially engage with Israel.
“Now that the ice has been broken I expect more Arab and Muslim countries will follow the United Arab Emirates,” Trump said, mentioning Biden again. “And Biden doesn’t even know—he doesn’t even know the name of the countries I’m talking about.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also considered the possibility of other Arab countries joining the peace initiative in the region.
“Today we usher in a new era of peace between Israel and the Arab world,” he said. “There is a good chance we will soon see more Arab countries joining this expanding circle of peace,” he added according to Japan Today.