Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said the deal should be pursued by Israel by abandoning any plan to annex parts of the West Bank and that if the agreement could lead to its withdrawal from the Palestinian territories, it would bring the Middle East closer to peace. Otherwise, it would only exacerbate the Arab-Israeli conflict.  Malaysia said the agreement was a sovereign right for the UAE, but that it would continue to support Israel`s withdrawal from the Palestinian territories.  The Philippine Department of State issued a statement in which it welcomed the agreement and hoped it would contribute to peace and security in the Middle East.  The Abraham Agreement was a joint statement between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and the United States, which was adopted on August 13, 2020.  It was also later used to refer collectively to agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (the Israel-UAE Normalization Agreement) and Bahrain (the Bahrain-Israel Normalization Agreement).  The News International reported that Pakistan will take a position on the agreement between Israel and the UAE after consultation and after examining the pros and cons of developments abroad and abroad. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi avoided speaking on this sensitive issue.  Hanan Ashrawi, an official with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), criticized the agreement and wrote on Twitter that ”Israel has been rewarded for not openly declared what it has done illegally and persistently to Palestine since the beginning of the occupation.”  Fatah accused the UAE of ”not respecting its national, religious and humanitarian duties” to the Palestinian people, while Hamas said it was a ”treacherous sting behind the back of the Palestinian people,” claiming that the agreement was a ”gratuitous reward” for Israeli ”crimes and violations of the Palestinian people.”  The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps warned the UAE that it would face dangerous effects on the deal.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the deal a ”grave mistake” and warned the UAE not to allow Israel to be safe in the Gulf. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called it a betrayal of Arab and non-Arab countries in the Middle East. A group of protesters of less than 100 residents gathered on August 15 outside the UAE embassy in Tehran and chanted ”Death for America” and ”Death for Israel.” Protesters also burned Israel`s flag.  The conservative Kayhan newspaper, whose editor is appointed by Iran`s Supreme Leader, warned that the deal had made the UAE a ”legitimate and easy goal.”  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed the deal as a path to middle East peace and also welcomed the suspension of the annexation of territories in the West Bank. . . .