The agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel will deal a further blow to U.S.-Iran relations. It ensures (especially when the Trump administration returns for a second term) the continuation of the tough U.S. sanctions against Iran that in recent years have forced India – a close and growing partner of Washington – to reduce its energy imports from Tehran, a former foreign supplier to New Delhi. Added to this is the new Iran-China agreement, which could force Tehran to invite Beijing (instead of New Delhi) to develop the port of Chabahar in southern Iran, originally as part of a larger transport corridor project involving India, Iran and Afghanistan. There were already some doubts about India`s future role in the Chabahar project, and some reports in July indicated that Tehran had decided that India would not be involved in a Chabahar rail project – although the Iranian and Indian authorities later insisted that India was still on board. This is what the two projects specify: the draft agreement of 2000 and the peace proposal of Ehud Olmert of 2008 to Palestinian President Mehmood Abbas. “Our position is very clear from day one and Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah said that Pakistan could never accept the State of Israel until the Palestinian people get rights and states,” he said in an interview with a new channel. Despite the rapidly changing political circumstances, Pakistan is mired in the past and does not realize that the Muslim world has lost its appetite to use its collective influence on the Palestinian issue. Indeed, the idea that the Muslim world, based on a sense of Islamic solidarity, would push Washington and Tel Aviv to grant political lands in Palestine proved illusory. Even Arab states that have not declared official relations with Israel welcome visits by Israeli ministers, academics and track and field teams; Building trade relationships in the security sector; to open their airspace to commercial flights to and from Israel.
In other words, they lay the groundwork for broader standardization in the future. But Pakistan was not in a position, or more likely, not to understand what was happening in the Arab world. The wave of standardization agreements that are invading the Arab world shows how sterile orthodoxies can give way to denial and warm peace. But not all dominoes will be so easy. The example of Pakistan reminds us that despite all this turmoil, there are still cases where we must contain our enthusiasm. Imran Khan`s taste for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has distorted Pakistan`s foreign policy decisions and hardened its stance towards Israel.