Pompeo says Israel-UAE settlement is big step ahead

An settlement on normalizing relations reached between Israel and the United Arab Emirates on Thursday is an “huge” step ahead on the “proper path,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo instructed reporters with him on a visit to central European international locations.”This is a gigantic, historic step ahead,” Pompeo mentioned shortly earlier than taking off from Slovenia for Austria’s capital Vienna, including that it was a historic alternative for the Center East to be steady and peaceable. “Peace is the fitting path ahead.”The settlement, which US President Donald Trump helped dealer, will result in the total normalization of diplomatic relations between the 2 Center Jap nations. It was sealed in a telephone name between Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, crown prince of Abu Dhabi.Pompeo is on a week-long tour via central Europe. He has scheduled conferences with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, IAEA chief Rafael Grossi and Greek Overseas Minister Nikos Dendias on Friday.