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UN: 'There is no blood in the sand' - Trump touts more upcoming peace deals in the Middle East04:12

UN: 'There is no blood in the sand' - Trump touts more upcoming peace deals in the Middle East

United Nations, New York City
September 22, 2020 at 15:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

United States President Donald Trump hinted that more peace deals would be signed in the Middle East during a speech from the White House at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, on Tuesday.

"These groundbreaking peace deals are the dawn of the new Middle East. By taking a different approach, we have achieved different outcomes - far superior outcomes. We took an approach, and the approach worked. We intend to deliver more peace agreements shortly, and I have never been more optimistic for the future of the region," Trump said, adding that the UN is "working to end the war in Afghanistan."

On the topic of COVID-19 vaccines, the US president said three vaccines were "in the final stage of clinical trials", accused China of mishandling the spread of the disease and called on the United Nations to "hold China accountable for their actions."

Trump also attacked China for its environmental record, saying, "Those who attack America's exceptional environmental record while ignoring China's rampant pollution are not interested in the environment. They only want to punish America, and I will not stand for it."

Last week, the United States were at the forefront of a peace trilateral UAE-Bahrain-Israel peace deal signed at the White House in the presence of Donald Trump and officials from the three countries.

The agreement paved the way for diplomatic relations to be established between the two Gulf States and Israel, an unprecedented move in the Middle East region.

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United States President Donald Trump hinted that more peace deals would be signed in the Middle East during a speech from the White House at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, on Tuesday.

"These groundbreaking peace deals are the dawn of the new Middle East. By taking a different approach, we have achieved different outcomes - far superior outcomes. We took an approach, and the approach worked. We intend to deliver more peace agreements shortly, and I have never been more optimistic for the future of the region," Trump said, adding that the UN is "working to end the war in Afghanistan."

On the topic of COVID-19 vaccines, the US president said three vaccines were "in the final stage of clinical trials", accused China of mishandling the spread of the disease and called on the United Nations to "hold China accountable for their actions."

Trump also attacked China for its environmental record, saying, "Those who attack America's exceptional environmental record while ignoring China's rampant pollution are not interested in the environment. They only want to punish America, and I will not stand for it."

Last week, the United States were at the forefront of a peace trilateral UAE-Bahrain-Israel peace deal signed at the White House in the presence of Donald Trump and officials from the three countries.

The agreement paved the way for diplomatic relations to be established between the two Gulf States and Israel, an unprecedented move in the Middle East region.

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