Sunday, 26 Jun 2022

US ‘brokering deal’ between Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel

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The United States is reportedly brokering a deal to transfer two Red Sea islands from Egypt to Saudi Arabia, according to reports, in what could be the first step towards normalising relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia. The two islands, Tiran and Sanafir, control the entrance to the strategic Gulf of Aqaba that leads to the ports of Aqaba in Jordan and Eilat in Israel, as reported by Axios. The initial announcement of the deal in 2016 sparked protests in Egypt, however legal challenges brought against it were rejected by the country’s supreme court. The Biden administration is secretly m…

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