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UAE FM: Normalization 'way forward' for the region

The United Arab Emirates' Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, said on Tuesday that his country's decision to normalize ties with Israel has "broken the psychological barrier" and was "the way forward" for the region, creating more leverage.
He said Israel suspending its planned annexation of Palestinian land would stop the two-state solution from being undermined. Gargash said a strategic breakthrough is needed but "it will not happen overnight."
Gargash added that the presence of the United States as a mediator of the country's deal to normalize relations with Israel assures him that the suspension of further annexation of Palestinian lands will hold.
The minister also said it was not the time to revise the Arab Peace initiative, and that it remains the cornerstone of the UAE's commitment to the Palestinian cause.
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