A US diplomat said that Saudi Arabia has a clear role in the normalisation agreement signed between the UAE, Bahrain and the Zionist entity known as “Israel”, noting that Riyadh may join the agreement soon.
The Wahhabi kingdom “has provided great assistance to complete this agreement,” Israel Hayom reported, citing US Ambassador to Tel Aviv David Friedman as saying on Wednesday.
Friedman did not elaborate on Saudi Arabia’s role in the deal, saying he “does not want to speak on behalf of Saudi Arabia,” but said Riyadh’s allowing to cross Israeli airspace “is a very important indicator in this direction.”
“The flight from Ben Gurion Airport to Bahrain was scheduled to take seven hours, but it only took three hours after Riyadh gave the aircraft permission to pass through its airspace.
“The importance of this position should not be underestimated, it is a very important indicator.”
“We are all very satisfied with Saudi Arabia’s assistance, and I hope it will be expanded from this moment on,” he said.
He expressed his conviction that other Arab League countries would normalise relations with Israel, and stated that he “has no doubt that this will happen.”