Norwegian lawmaker nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo, September 9

A Norwegian lawmaker has nominated Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 for serving to dealer a deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, the second time he has put ahead the US president for the honour.

Thousands of individuals are eligible to appoint candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize, together with members of parliaments and governments, college professors and previous laureates.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which decides on the award, declined to remark.

“It is for his contribution for peace between Israel and the UAE. It is a unique deal,” Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of parliament for the right-wing Progress Party, instructed Reuters.

Tybring-Gjedde, who nominated Trump for the 2019 award for his diplomatic efforts with North Korea, mentioned he additionally nominated him this yr due to the US troop withdrawal from Iraq.

Last yr Trump mentioned he deserved to be awarded the Peace Prize for his work on North Korea and Syria, however he complained he in all probability would by no means get the honour. Former President Barack Obama, a nemesis of Trump, gained the prize in 2009 simply months into his first time period in workplace.

Nominations for this yr’s award closed on January 31 and the winner shall be introduced on October 9 in Oslo. — Reuters

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