The U.S. Secretary of State posted on Twitter a photo of the signing of the Abrahamic agreement between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested that President Donald Trump be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Arab-Israeli ties. This is reported by The Times of Israel.
Pompeo’s proposal, made on his official Twitter account, came as the House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump, accusing him of rallying a violent crowd of supporters to attack the U.S. Capitol last week.
Trump and many of his allies have made no secret of their desire for him to win the Nobel Peace Prize, one of the most prominent awards in the world.
Pompeo posted a photo on Twitter of Trump waving from the White House balcony, along with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and high-ranking officials from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, and noted the Nobel Committee.
The photo was taken in September 2020, when Israel normalized relations with the UAE and Bahrain under the so-called Abrahamic Accords, negotiated by Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner. Morocco and Sudan have since also agreed to normalize relations with Israel.
After the signing, the Norwegian lawmaker said he nominated the U.S. president for the award.
“I think he’s done more for his services in trying to establish peace between nations than most of the other Peace Prize nominees,” Christian Tybring-Jedde, who heads Norway’s delegation to NATO, told Fox News.
Trump himself retweeted dozens of news articles announcing his nomination and responded by “thanking” one of them.
Kushner later said Trump was “honored” to be nominated for the award.
“President Trump was honored to be nominated this morning for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to bring the Middle East together and a peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates,” Kushner said.
Tybring-Jedde had already nominated Trump for the same award in 2018 after the U.S. president held a summit with North Korean dictator Kin Jong-un.
Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, received the award in 2009 for his “outstanding efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation among nations.”
The winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, chosen by a five-member committee appointed by the Norwegian parliament, will not be announced until October.