UK’s Boris Johnson welcomes UAE-Israel deal

UK’s Boris Johnson welcomes UAE-Israel deal
UK’s Boris Johnson welcomes UAE-Israel deal

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Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed an agreement between the UAE and Israel that will lead to a full normalisation of diplomatic ties between the two states if Israel dropped its annexation plans.

"The UAE and Israel’s decision to normalise relations is hugely good news," Mr Johnson said on Twitter.

"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."

UK Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said it was "time for direct talks between the Palestinians and Israel, the only route to lasting peace".

“This is an historic step which sees the normalisation of relations between two great friends of the UK," Mr Raab said.

“We welcome both the decision by the UAE to normalise relations with Israel, as well as the suspension of plans for annexation – a move the UK has opposed as it would have been counterproductive to securing peace in the region.”

Shadow foreign minister Lisa Nandy said the agreement was "an important first step".

Ms Nandy said the opposition Labour party welcomed the suspension of Israel's annexation plans, which "would have been in clear violation of international law".

“The Labour Party is hopeful that this announcement will be the first step towards the full withdrawal of annexation proposals, and that this can be a catalyst for a meaningful and lasting peace to be negotiated between the Israelis and Palestinians – an outcome we believe can only be achieved by a peaceful two-state solution in the Middle East.”

Mr Johnson had condemned the annexation plans as a potential breach of international law in an article published in an Israeli newspaper.

He had warned that his country would not recognise any of the territory being looked at under the plans.

Support for the landmark agreement poured in from around the world on Thursday.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he welcomed "any initiative that can promote peace and security in the Middle East region".

Mr Guterres in June urged Israel to abandon plans to annex settlements in the West Bank, warning that this threatened prospects for peace with the Palestinians.

Updated: August 13, 2020 11:00 PM

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