Another Arab country is expected to normalize ties with Israel in the near future, US Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft has said.
“Our plan is to bring in more countries; we will have more being announced very soon,” Craft said, speaking to the Saudi-owned news channel Al Arabiya on Wednesday. “Well it could be today – there will be one in the next day or two,” she added.
Craft did not specify which country it could be, but hinted that “obviously, we would welcome Saudi Arabia to be next.”
Craft also suggested that the goal of the US normalization diplomacy was to prevent Iran from “exploiting the goodwill” of Israel, the UAE, and Bahrain, and to show Iranians “that people really want peace in the Middle East, and they are part of this peace”.
Last week, Mossad chief Yossi Cohen indicated that a normalization deal between Israel and Saudi Arabia “could happen”, but refrained from commenting on whether he had held any secret meetings with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss the matter.