Bahrain on Friday agreed to normalize relations with Israel, becoming the latest Arab nation to do so as part of a broader diplomatic push by President Donald Trump and his administration to further ease the Jewish state’s relative isolation in the Middle East and find common ground with nations that share U.S. wariness of Iran.
President Trump welcomed Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi of Iraq to the White House today—the Iraqi leader’s first visit since assuming office in May. “We’re down to a very small number of soldiers in Iraq now. We defeated the ISIS caliphate in Iraq and Syria,” President Trump said. “I think our relationship [with Iraq] now is