3 Sep 2020

UAE and Israel deal timing ‘has more to do with upcoming US election’ than needs of Middle East – Jane Kinninmont

Europe Editor and Presenter

The Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab met senior White House adviser Jared Kushner today, Downing Street has confirmed.

Mr Kushner, who is US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, was in London to discuss the situation in the Middle East, having just visited the region following a US-brokered deal to normalise relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel.  The Foreign Office said Mr Johnson and Mr Raab used the meeting to reiterate the UK’s support for a two-state solution in the Middle East.

We’re joined by Middle East analyst Jane Kinninmont.