Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., laid out a scathing attack on President Trump’s foreign policy Friday, arguing his Middle East agreements weren’t actually “peace deals” but arms deals that should be reversed by the next administration.
“[Trump] recently inked so-called ‘peace deals’ between the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Sudan, and Israel,” Ilhan Omar tweeted, referring to deals that preceded Trump earning two Nobel Peace Prize nominations.
“The only problem?” she added. “They weren’t peace deals. They’re arms sales to human rights abusers, designed to empower the Gulf States and increase the risk of war with Iran.”
Her tweets came after The Nation published an op-ed in which she attacked Trump for working with the UAE, noting the nation has been accused of war crimes in Yemen and “has also been credibly accused of committing war crimes in Libya.” She went on to slam Bahrain as a “brutal dictatorship.”
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