WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement ahead of tomorrow’s two-year anniversary of the Abraham Accords:
“Today marks the two-year anniversary of the Abraham Accords – agreements that have profoundly changed the trajectory of the Middle East. Despite an initial repudiation of the Accords as a Trump legacy, I’m encouraged to see the Biden Administration finally trying to expand the circle of friends with Israel – but there is more work to do.
“These Accords are creating new multilateral security arrangements for the Middle East. The Biden Administration should step up its work on this important effort. The United States will increasingly need to rely on local anchors of stability, like Israel and like-minded Arab partners, to preserve U.S. interests. We must ensure these agreements continue to reap tangible security and economic benefits, and I look forward to working with our partners to confront shared challenges.”