'Deal of the Century' is gone, but settler expansion is not: Muasher


Published: 2021-02-19 20:11

Last Updated: 2021-04-12 12:41

'Deal of the Century' is gone, but settler expansion is not: Muasher
'Deal of the Century' is gone, but settler expansion is not: Muasher

The former Jordanian foreign minister, Marwan Moasher, spoke Sunday about the Biden administration's Middle East policy.

He said, firstly, that the delay in the phone call between US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, does not mean that the relationship between them is tense, but simply that the Middle East in general is no longer a priority for the United States of America in light of internal crises. 

In a statement Friday, Muasher clarified that there are no plans for the American administration yet to end the conflict in the Middle East.

Muasher indicated that the nuclear agreement with Iran is of great priority for the Biden administration, and his administration will not listen to Netanyahu, as Washington did during the Obama administration.

The former foreign minister emphasized that the deal of the century has ended, but that does not mean that Tel Aviv will stop expanding settlements. 

He stressed that the most important thing that the Palestinians can do at the present time is "unity," which is required of the Arabs to "provide practical support" for the survival of the Palestinians on their land.

With regard to US-Gulf relations under Biden, Muasher said that they will not be as warm as they were during the era of former President Donald Trump.

With regard to the relationship of the United States with Jordan, Muasher said that this relationship has recently stagnated due to the deal of the century and the case of Palestine, expecting the return of the warmth in the relationship in light of the relations between His Majesty King Abdullah II and President Biden.

He said that if there is an effort to solve the political crisis in the Middle East, Jordan will have a big role.