US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that “ five or six ” more Arab countries were poised to agree to normalize relations with Israel , in line with the landmark accords struck between the Jewish state and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain .
“ We ’re very far down the road with about five countries, five additional countries, ” Trump said as he hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office, ahead of a signing ceremony with both Arab states for the US- brokered peace deal .
“ We ’ll have at least five or six countries coming along very quickly , we ’ re already talking to them , ” Trump said .
Trump did not name the additional countries, but hinted during separate bilateral talks with UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al – Nahyan that Saudi Arabia may be on board without saying so specifically .
“ We ’ve had great talks with Saudi Arabia . I think their mind is very open , ” said Trump who also met with Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif al – Zayani ahead of the signing ceremony .