Pompeo Says ‘Many’ in Saudi Arabia Seek Normalized Ties with ‘Israel’
Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said “many” people in Saudi Arabia want normalized relations with the Zionist entity, voicing hope the kingdom will join the so-called Abraham Accords agreed during former President Donald Trump’s tenure.
Pompeo, who served as Trump’s CIA director and top diplomat, made the comments in a recorded video address to the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement, which will give him its inaugural Global Leadership Award on Monday.
Under the so-called Abraham Accords brokered by Trump last year, four majority Arab states — the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan — agreed to establish ties with the Zionist entity.
“Predicting the future has proven a struggle for me,” Pompeo said in remarks shared with AFP, adding that he thinks “many more” countries will seek ties with Israel.
“I hope that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia can find its way to join the Abraham Accords. I know that many inside that country want that to take place,” he noted.
Israeli sources in Jerusalem have said Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in November in the Red Sea city of Neom.