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Members Of Utah Delegation Attend White House Agreement Signing Event

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Affairs Minister of the United Arab Emirates Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and Foreign Affairs Minister of Bahrain Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani participate in the signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords on the South Lawn of the White House September 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. Witnessed by President Trump, Prime Minister Netanyahu signed a peace deal with the UAE and a declaration of intent to make peace with Bahrain. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Three members of the Utah Congressional delegation attended the signing of diplomatic pacts between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at the White House on Tuesday.

The agreement formalizes improving relations between Israel and the two Gulf Arab states.

President Donald Trump called the agreement the “dawn of a new Middle East”.

Senator Mike Lee, Representatives Chris Stewart and John Curtis, all Republicans, attended the ceremony.

Senator Mike Lee has been one of the president’s most ardent supporters.

Lee’s statement said, “Honored to be at the White House today to witness the historic peace agreement between Israel, UAE, and Bahrain. This is a huge accomplishment for @realDonaldTrump.”

Senator Mitt Romney has been a vocal critic of the President but on this day he was complimentary of the agreement.

He did not attend Tuesday’s ceremony.

He released a statement that said, “I applaud the President and the administration’s hard-won efforts in facilitating these historic peace agreements with both the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain which advance the cause of peace and prosperity in the region.”

Representative Stewart said, “It was an honor to attend this historic event. Today is a significant day for peace and security in the Middle East. I applaud the President for his leadership and for making this peace agreement a reality.”

Representative Curtis added, “I again commend these three countries on this historic achievement.”

Democratic congressional member Ben McAdams said he applauds the agreement.

“I am hopeful and applaud the agreement between Israel and the UAE, and Bahrain. Israel is one of our strongest allies and this is an important step for normalizing Israel’s relationships in the region. The United States should continue to play a leadership role in pushing for stability, and a just and lasting peace in the region,” said McAdams.

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