US President Donald Trump has been nominated by Norwegian MP Tybring-Gjedde for Nobel Peace award.  Tybring-Gjedde says he nominated Trump due to his efforts towards resolving conflicts worldwide.

The deal between Israel and the UAE is a Middle East ‘game changer’ he said.

In his nomination letter, he stated that:

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‘‘as it is expected other Middle Eastern countries will follow in the footsteps of the UAE, this agreement could be a game changer that will turn the Middle East into a region of cooperation and prosperity. The 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 the nuclear capabilities of North Korea.’’

He also commended Trump for removing a large number of US military from the Middle East

‘Indeed, Trump has broken a 39-year-old streak of American Presidents either starting a war or bringing the United States into an international armed conflict. The last president to avoid doing so was Peace Prize laureate Jimmy Carter,’ he wrote.

In 2006, Tybring-Gjedde nominated Islam-critical Filmmaker Ayaan Hirsi Ali for the same prize but he did not win.

 

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