A Norwegian lawmaker named Donald Trump for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for helping negotiate a deal between Israel and the UAE, the second time he has presented the US president in the spotlight. Thousands of people can nominate candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize, including members of parliaments and governments, university professors and former winners. The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which decides the prize, declined to comment. “It is for his contribution to peace between Israel and the UAE.
It is a unique agreement,
” Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the right-wing Progress Party, told Reuters. Tybring-Gjedde, who nominated Trump for the 2019 award for his diplomatic efforts with North Korea, said he named him again this year due to the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. Trump said last year that he deserved the Peace Award for his work on North Korea and Syria, but complained he never got that honor. Former President Barack Obama, an enemy of Trump, won the award in 2009 just months after his first term. Nominations for this year’s award closed on January 31 and the winner will be announced on October 9 in Oslo.
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