U.N chief welcomes ‘any initiative’ on Mideast peace, security: spokesman

United Nations (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomes “any initiative that can promote peace and security in the Middle East region,” a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday after Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced a deal on bilateral ties.

Israel and the United Arab Emirates reached a historic deal on Thursday that will lead to a full normalization of diplomatic relations between the two Middle Eastern nations in an agreement that U.S. President Donald Trump helped broker.