NY: With eye on Nobel Peace Prize, United States President Donald Trump wants to media the dispute between India(In) & China, even although his own offers were changed down.
Inquired by a journalist on Thu. regarding his own nomination for the prize for fostering Israel-Arab relations, he stated, “I really know that China as of now, & India(In), are having difficulty, & quite — quite significant difficulty. & hopefully they’ll be able to work (5) that out. In case we could support, we’d love to support.”
Trump has been nominated by a member of Norwegian Parliament mostly for contributing the United Arab Emirtes & Israel establish diplomatic relations, a breakthrough in lowering hostilities within the Middle East.
Trump stated, “It has been an honor to be nominated for 2 Nobel Prizes. So that has been an honor. & we’ll watch what’s happening.”
In the context of the query regarding his own nomination, the journalist also inquired, “Does your global foreign policy also checkmate China? It stops them from rising the defense of China world-wide?”
In place of answering it directly, Trump veered off into the offer of support to India(In) & China.
Both nations had changed down an previously offer he made in May to mediate between them.
The Norwegian MP, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, also made a claim in his own nomination letter that Nobel Committee that Trump performed “major role in facilitating contact between conflicting parties & a making new dynamics in different protracted conflicts, like the Kashmir border dispute between India(In) & Pakistan(PAK),” as per Fox Information.
In reality, although, India(In) has changed down Trump’s repeated offers to mediate (or) “arbitrate” the Kashmir dispute & there were no top level bilateral contacts between the 2 nations from 2015.
After the UAE breakthrough, Trump administration’s diplomacy got (1) Bahrain to set up diplomatic ties with Israel.
US Permanent Representative to the U.N, Kelly Craft has stated in an interview to Al Arabiya this week that extra Arab nations are awaited to normalise relations with Israel shortly.
Trump is taking his own Nobel Peace Prize nomination seriously – though it’s only 1 of scores that the Norwegian committee receives – & compares it to the prize that his own predecessor Brack Obama really got.
He criticised TV channels for not racing his own nomination in their own main newscasts.
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