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US senators praise Abraham Accords and promise further engagement

January 24, 2023

By Ellie Sennett

A bipartisan group of US senators has praised the Abraham Accords as an opportunity for regional peace and American leadership to counter Iran's role in the Middle East.

The Accords were signed at the White House on September 15, 2020, and normalised relations between Israel, and the UAE and Bahrain.

The delegation, including Democrat Jacky Rosen and Republican James Lankford — co-founders and co-chairs of the Senate Abraham Accords Caucus — travelled to Israel, the UAE, Bahrain and Morocco, which later joined the pact.

“Through continued success of the Abraham Accords, we will demonstrate to the world the value, importance and need for enduring American leadership," Ms Rosen said on Tuesday.

"The Accords are a beginning, not an end to our engagement".

Mr Lankford said the delegation was pleased with the “frank conversations with all four nations".

The White House has vowed to expand the accords.

Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who was among those on the delegation, said the trip was the "most optimistic" of her travels to the Middle East.

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