Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart: Trump Makes Historic Progress Toward Middle East Peace

Sep 11, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to the establishment of full diplomatic relations between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain. This historic action came after the United Arab Emirates’ peace agreement announcement last month and serves as yet another win for peace and security for the American people.

“I commend President Trump's leadership in securing a second peace agreement between a Middle Eastern country and Israel in less than a month. In fact, in less than four years, the Trump administration has made historic progress toward Middle East peace by leading peace agreements between Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, strengthening relationships with key U.S. allies such as Israel, and relocating the U.S. embassy to Israel's capital city of Jerusalem. In contrast to the failures of the previous administration, which orchestrated the terrible "Iran Deal" and the giving of millions of dollars to the mullahs in Iran, President Trump has demonstrated remarkable leadership in the region. He ordered the killing of Iran's chief terrorist Qasem Soleimani, as well as ISIS terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who were both responsible for the deaths of Americans. Rather than appeasing the mullahs in Iran and working to marginalize our democratic ally Israel, President Trump has united our allies in the region, strengthened Israel, and made peace more attainable.”

“Nineteen years ago, Americans were shocked at the evil inflicted by the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. And now, President Trump is working to safeguard the security and liberty of all Americans by combatting terrorism and strengthening relationships among allies who are willing to join us in ending the global threat of terrorism.”