Trump proposed a staggering $23 billion in arms sales to the UAE, which the administration admitted was linked to the deal. (I introduced resolutions this week to ban these sales.) https://t.co/NW1dsGaqzE
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 20, 2020
The congresswoman said the deals amounted to arms sales to countries that abuse human rights and were meant to increase the chance of war with Iran
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., laid out a scathing attack on President Trump’s foreign policy Friday, arguing his Middle East agreements weren’t actually “peace deals” but arms deals that should be reversed by the next administration.
“[Trump] recently inked so-called ‘peace deals’ between the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Sudan, and Israel,” Omar tweeted, referring to deals that preceded Trump earning two Nobel Peace Prize nominations.
“The only problem?” she added. “They weren’t peace deals. They’re arms sales to human rights abusers, designed to empower the Gulf States and increase the risk of war with Iran.”
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Update #1: Ilhan Omar urges Biden to reverse Trump’s Middle East deals (Middle East Eye)
Update #2: Squad Member Ilhan Omar Urges Biden to Scrap Trump’s Arab-Israeli ‘Peace Deals’ (Sputnik)
WNU Editor: I doubt that a Biden administration will reverse the peace deals that the Trump administration have delivered in the past few months. But people like Rep. Ilhan Omar do represent the future of the Democrat Party. Who knows what US foreign policy will be like when it comes to the Middle East in a decade or two.