Trump has said that “five or six” more Arab countries were poised to agree to normalize relations with Israel, in line with the new accords struck between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.     

“We’re very far down the road with about five countries, five additional countries,” Trump said as he hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office, ahead of a signing ceremony with both Arab states. “We’ll have at least five or six countries coming along very quickly, we’re already talking to them.”

Trump also said the agreements could bring Iran back to the table for a new deal. The White House withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran in 2018. The deal would have seen Iran curtail its nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief. 

“You’ll have Iran coming back and saying, Let’s get this all thing worked out,” Trump said. “If we win, we’ll have a deal with Iran, I think we’re gonna make a deal with Iran.”     

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