Hoeven Statement on Bahrain, Israel Agreement

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced that Bahrain will officially recognize Israel. This follows the administration’s announcement of a peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last month.

“A new relationship between Israel and Bahrain is an historic diplomatic breakthrough. We appreciate the efforts of the leaders of Israel and Bahrain to reach this agreement and for the Trump administration’s strong diplomatic work,” said Hoeven. “Standing with Israel and forging new relationships with our Arab partners is the best way to halt Iranian aggression and improve security in this vital region. We hope that other countries will seize the opportunity to join Israel, the UAE, Bahrain and the United States in developing a more secure and prosperous Middle East.”