Turkey condemns UAE-Israel deal as betrayal

Turkey mulls suspending diplomatic ties with UAE over recent deal with Israel

India welcomes full normalisation of UAE-Israel ties

With the agreement, the UAE becomes the third Arab country to establish full diplomatic ties with Israel, after Egypt and Jordan, and the first such country in the Gulf to do so.

He added he hoped the deal to halt Israel´s annexation of Palestinian land, would help bring "peace" to the Middle East.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the normalization of relations between the two states, as well as Israel's decision not to annex parts of the West Bank.

Trump hailed the deal as a "huge breakthrough" and a "historic peace agreement between" its "two great friends".

The historic deal was brokered during a call between leaders of the two nations and President Trump.

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Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group's Supreme Revolutionary Committee, said the deal was a betrayal of the Palestinian cause and of pan-Arabism. Earlier today, Jaishankar tweeted about the telephonic conversation with UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan about the full normalisation of relations between UAE and Israel.

In the West Bank city of Nablus, people set fire to pictures of Sheikh Mohamed, Netanyahu and Trump. "This is stabbing the Palestinians in the back and will strengthen regional unity against the Zionist regime".

Forging closer links between Israel and Arab nations is a key pillar of Mr Trump's strategy for the Middle East, and the diplomatic coup on Thursday could provide a major boost for United States elections in November.

On Friday, the prime minister appointed his national security advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat to lead the negotiations with the Emiratis. The UAE promptly distanced itself from the announcement and said it was just private companies, not the two governments, collaborating.

They announced it in a joint statement, saying deals between Israel and the UAE were expected in the coming weeks in such areas as tourism, direct flights and embassies. "The UAE and Israel also agreed to cooperation and setting a roadmap towards establishing a bilateral relationship".

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Pakistan on Friday cautiously reacted to the controversial deal between the UAE and Israel to normalize ties, declaring the development with "far-reaching implications".

Egypt and Jordan are the only two Arab nations that now have normal diplomatic relations with Israel.

Omar Saif Ghobash, UAE assistant Minister for Culture and Public Diplomacy, told AFP the deal was created to "shake up" the Middle East impasse and serve his country's interests.

The controversial Trump plan, unveiled in January, had offered a path for Israel to annex the Jordan Valley and Jewish settlements across the West Bank, communities considered illegal under worldwide law.

Pakistan said that its approach to the agreement between UAE and Israel will be guided by how Palestinian's rights and aspirations are upheld.

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