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Former defence secretary appointed chair of UK Abraham Accords Group

Former UK Defence Secretary, Dr Liam FoxSeptember 29, 2016 in Manchester, England [Anthony Devlin/WPA Pool/Getty Images]
Former UK Defence Secretary, Dr Liam FoxSeptember 29, 2016 in Manchester, England [Anthony Devlin/WPA Pool/Getty Images]

A former UK Defence Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, has been appointed by the ambassadors to the UK from Bahrain, UAE and Israel to take up the position of Chair of the UK Abraham Accords Group.

In 2020, the US-brokered a series of agreements between Israel and several Arab states, notably the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco.

Though widely celebrated as promoting peace in the Middle East and reining in Israeli expansionist policies in Palestine, the Abraham Accords have failed on both levels.

On the occasion of his appointment Dr Fox said:

I am delighted to announce that I have accepted an invitation from the Ambassadors of those three countries to set up and lead an institution in the UK to promote these Accords and the wider cause of peace across the Middle East.

Ten years ago, in October 2011, Fox was forced to resign from his position as defence secretary over his working relationship with a lobbyist friend and self-styled adviser, Adam Werritty. He has since remained an influential figure in the British Conservative Party and maintained strong links within the extreme right-wing of the US Republican Party.

A growing number of countries in the MENA region are normalising ties with Israel - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

A growing number of countries in the MENA region are normalising ties with Israel – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

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