Israel-UAE deal 'brave and badly-needed' - US presidential candidate Biden

Reuters , Thursday 13 Aug 2020

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a briefing on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic with public health officials during a campaign stop in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., August 13, 2020. REUTERS

US Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden hailed the deal between on Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced on Wednesday as an historic step toward a more stable Middle East, warning he would not support Israel's annexation of Jewish settlements if he wins the White House in November.

"The UAE’s offer to publicly recognize the State of Israel is a welcome, brave, and badly-needed act of statesmanship," the former Vice President said in a statement.

"Annexation would be a body blow to the cause of peace, which is why I oppose it now and would oppose it as president." 

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