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24 May 2022

Asked about reports about “a U.S. brokered deal involving [Saudi Arabia,] Egypt and Israel”, Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan maintained that “we always envisioned that there will be full normalisation with Israel… a full normalisation between us and Israel, between the region and Israel, will bring immense benefits – we won’t be able to reap those benefits unless we address the issue of Palestine”. On 26 May, the White House confirmed that two senior U.S. officials had been “in the region to follow up on conversations on a range of issues, including Iran’s destabilising activities, ensuring stable global energy supplies and other regional issues”.

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