UAE FM slams “non-Arab, nonstate players” for “perpetual resistance”

UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan wrote on Tuesday in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that the signing of peace accords (in which he is officiating at the White House) are a reminder that “the Emiratis and Israelis and all the peoples of the Middle East are tired of conflict.” It is the answer, he says, to the “non-Arab countries and a mob of non-state actors, who exist in a warped axis of perpetual resistance” and “obsess over lost empires or a new caliphate.” He noted that they “bash America, Israel and the UAE” and “thrive on conflict, disorder and instability.”

Our first and most urgent priority now, says the UAE foreign minister,  is to continue to modernize our societies and stabilize the broader region. “Better ties between Arab states and Israel will help, but we need a regional dialogue on peace and security. We want normal neighbors.”

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