Trump receives Morocco’s highest award for Middle East peace

US President Donald Trump speaks about early results from the 2020 US presidential election in the East Room of the White House in Washington, US, November 4, 2020. (photo credit: CARLOS BARRIA / REUTERS)

Kudos to the leadership of Morocco for this gesture. President Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for his unbelievable accomplishments in the Middle East. We are going to appreciate President Trump much more in the coming months. That is because the Biden Administration is going to re-enter the Iran Nuclear Deal, which will provide billions of dollars in sanctions relief to the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. And when that happens, we are going to see chaos in the Middle East.

Trump receives Morocco’s highest award for Middle East work

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and Middle East envoy Avi Berkowitz received other awards for their work on the Israel-Morocco deal, which was reached in December.

By Jerusalem Post, January 15 2021

US President Donald Trump on Friday received Morocco‘s highest award for his work in advancing a normalization deal between Israel and Morocco, a senior administration official told Reuters.

In a private Oval Office ceremony, Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui, who is Morocco’s ambassador to the United States, gave Trump the Order of Muhammad, an award given only to heads of state. It was a gift from Morocco’s King Mohammed VI.
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and Middle East envoy Avi Berkowitz received other awards for their work on the Israel-Morocco deal, which was reached in December.
The United States in the last five months helped broker deals between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco. The agreements are aimed at normalizing relations and opening economic ties.
Trump, who leaves office on Wednesday, has drawn some criticism over the Morocco agreement because to seal the deal, he agreed that the United States would recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara.
Western Sahara has been the site of a decades-old territorial dispute between Morocco and the Algeria-backed Polisario Front, a breakaway movement that seeks to establish an independent state in the territory.
The Kushner team had been working on reaching more agreements between Israel and the Arab world. But time has run out and no more are expected before Trump’s departure.
Media were not allowed to witness the award ceremony. Trump has been limiting his public appearances since losing the election on Nov. 3.

 

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