Lankford Issues Statement on UAE’s Normalization of Relations with Israel

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) issued the following statement today after the State Department announced that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have reached an agreement to normalize relations between the two nations:

“Any day we can talk about inching closer to peace in the Middle East is a good day. The UAE is the first Arab state to normalize relations with Israel since Israel’s treaty with Jordan in 1994, and today’s agreement is arguably the most significant peace development in the Middle East in a quarter century. Israel remains our friend and ally and a bastion of democracy in the Middle East. I am grateful for President Trump’s leadership with the Israeli government and with Israel’s neighbors to help the nations forge lasting bonds that will hopefully continue to yield peace and cooperation in the region.”