Pompeo touts end of Palestinian ‘veto’ over Arab-Israeli ties

Palestinian officials no longer have the power to “veto” the expansion of Arab-Israeli relations, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said while applauding new diplomatic accords between American allies in the Middle East.

“For decades, this town, foreign policy with respect to the Middle East, gave the Palestinians a veto right that they could act in a way that prevented any Arab nation from engaging with the most important democracy in the Middle East,” Pompeo told the Atlantic Council on Tuesday. “We took a different view.”

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