Donald Trump nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

Donald Trump nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Trump was nominated for was nominated by the Norwegian MP Tybring-Gjedde. The redu...

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  • Donald Trump nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Trump was nominated for was nominated by the Norwegian MP Tybring-Gjedde.
  • The reduction of troops in Iraq and the mediation of peace between Israel and the UAE are key pieces.

President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, just weeks after helping negotiate peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

He was nominated by Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a Norwegian member of Parliament, who praised Trump for his efforts to resolve conflicts around the world.

“By his merit, I think he has tried to create peace between nations more than most of the Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde told Fox News.

In her nomination letter, Tybring-Gjedde wrote: “As other countries in the Middle East are expected to follow in the footsteps of the United Arab Emirates, this agreement could be a game changer that will turn the Middle East into a region of cooperation and prosperity. “.

He also cited President Trump’s key role in facilitating contact between conflicting parties and creating new dynamics in other protracted conflicts, such as the Kashmir border dispute between India and Pakistan, and the conflict between North and South Korea, as well as dealing with North Korea’s nuclear capabilities.

The Norwegian MP said that the president had fulfilled the three conditions necessary to win the peace prize, namely:

  • Fellowship among nations through negotiations
  • Reduction of standing armies, as it has reduced the number of troops in the Middle East
  • Promotion of peace congresses.

Speaking to Fox News, the Norwegian, a member of the Progress Party, the country’s conservative populist party, said he was not nominating Trump to win his favor. “I’m not a big Trump supporter,” he declared. “The committee should look at the facts and judge him on that, not on the way he behaves sometimes.”

He added: “The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump. For example, Barack Obama did nothing. “

Trump Nobel Peace Prize: Nominated for next 2021

President Donald Trump speaks at an event at Wittman Regional Airport, August 17, 2020, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. (AP Photo / Mike Roemer)

Trump Nobel Peace Prize: Nominated for next 2021

Tybring-Gjedde was referring to Obama winning the renowned award in 2009 for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between people.”

And Obama was not the only US president to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Four presidents have succeeded in addition to him. Theodore Roosevelt in 1906, Woodrow Wilson in 1920, and Jimmy Carter in 2002.

Tybring-Gjedde also praised Trump for withdrawing large numbers of US troops from the Middle East, saying that the Trump administration played a key role in establishing relations between the UAE and Israel.

Regarding the first, EFE reports that US President Donald Trump will announce on Wednesday a reduction in the number of troops deployed in Iraq, a senior administration official told the press on Tuesday.

Trump Nobel Peace Prize: Nominated for next 2021

President Donald Trump during a campaign rally at Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

The president also plans to announce a decrease in the US military presence in Afghanistan in “the next few days,” according to the aforementioned official, who spoke to the press aboard the presidential Air Force One plane when Trump was returning from an electoral rally. in North Carolina.

The aforementioned source did not offer any details on the exact number of US soldiers who will leave Iraq and Afghanistan and did not specify what time frames Washington is considering for the withdrawal.

Trump Nobel Peace Prize: Nominated for next 2021

According to the latest Pentagon data, there are 5,200 US troops in Iraq and 8,600 in Afghanistan.

In August, an official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, assured that the US will reduce its troops in Iraq to 3,500 before November, when the presidential elections will be held, in which Trump opts for re-election and will face the Democrat Joe Biden.

Also, last month, Defense Secretary Mark Esper revealed that Washington intends to leave only 5,000 troops in Afghanistan by the end of November.

However, Trump went further and, in an interview in August with the Axios portal, revealed that he wanted to drop the number of soldiers deployed in Afghanistan at 4,000.

The announcement will come at a time when Trump wants to show that he has kept his promise to “get the US out of endless wars” ahead of the November elections.

In addition, the president faces numerous criticisms after The Atlantic magazine revealed that, in 2018, he refused to visit the Aisne-Marne military cemetery, where the Americans who fell in the Battle of Belleau Wood, in World War I lie, because it was full of “losers” and “losers.”

Trump denies making those disparaging comments, but no senior Pentagon or military official has come out to defend him publicly, which seems to show fissures.

In fact, on Monday, the president criticized the high command of the Army because, according to him, they wage wars to increase the activity of companies working in the defense sector.

Trump Nobel Peace Prize: Nominated for next 2021

As for Trump’s mediation to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, the Associated Press reports that both nations will sign their relations normalization agreement at a ceremony at the White House on Sept. 15, US officials reported Tuesday.

Trump Nobel Peace Prize: Nominated for next 2021

Israeli national security adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat, center left, greets an Emirati ASL official from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 1, 2020. (Nir Elias / Pool via AP)

The high-level delegations from the two countries will likely be led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Emirati Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, brother of the crown prince.

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to do so publicly, added that the ceremony will take place in the South Garden, the Rose Garden or somewhere inland, according to the weather.

The decision to establish full diplomatic relations was announced on August 13. The deal marked a crucial foreign policy victory for President Donald Trump, who is seeking re-election. It also reflects a changing political landscape in the Middle East, where archenemy Iran takes on greater prominence than the traditional support of Arab states for the Palestinians.

The first direct commercial flight between the two countries has already taken place, the installation of direct telephone links and cooperation commitments in various areas.

The UAE has also stopped its boycott of Israel, allowing trade between the oil-rich Emirates and Israel, home to a thriving diamond trade, pharmaceutical companies and tech startups.

The Palestinians have rejected the agreement. The UAE presented the deal as a way to remove Israel’s planned annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank from the table. However, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted that the pause was “temporary.”

We will have to wait until October 2021 to find out if Trump is the fifth US president to win the Nobel Peace Prize, for now, he is focused on winning the elections next November.

With information from Fox News, EFE and the Associated Press.

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