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‘Deal of the century’ is ready, US’ Fox News says

February 12, 2019 at 12:54 pm

The US “deal of the century” is ready and US President Donald Trump has been briefed about its content, Fox News reported two senior US officials as saying this weekend.

Fox News yesterday reported that the draft of the deal consists of 175 to 200 pages, stressing that less than five people know about its full contents.

“The plan is done. [The president] is happy with the parameters of the deal,” a senior administration official told Fox News, which claimed that the US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Special Advisor and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, and the US Special Envoy to the Middle East Peace Process, Jason Greenblatt, all knew about its details.

US officials ruled out revealing the long-awaited deal before the Israeli elections due to take place on 9 April, with a senior official telling Fox: “We are not going to do anything that threatens Israel’s security.”

Responding to the reports, Greenblatt wrote on Twitter: “Sorry @FoxNews & [Fox News correspondent] @TreyYingst your sources gave you bad info. While the plan is close to complete, we aren’t there yet & we’ll continue to refine it until release. 175 pages is also inaccurate. It’s a very detailed political/economic plan but not that long.”

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