Norwegian MP, Tybring-Gjedde, has nominated United States President Donald Trump for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for brokering the Isreal/United Arad Emirates Peace Deal.
Trump was praised for his efforts towards resolving conflicts worldwide.
The deal between Isreal and the UAE is a Middle East ‘game changer’, according to Tybring-Gjedde.
In his nomination letter, Tybring-Gjedde wrote: “As it is expected other Middle Eastern countries will follow in the footsteps of the UAE, this agreement could be a game changer that will turn the Middle East into a region of cooperation and prosperity.”
He also cited the President’s “key role in facilitating contact between conflicting parties and creating new dynamics in other protracted conflicts, such as the Kashmir border dispute between India and Pakistan, and the conflict between North and South Korea, as well as dealing with the nuclear capabilities of North Korea”.
Tybring-Gjedde also praised Trump for withdrawing large numbers of US troops from the Middle East.
“Indeed, Trump has broken a 39-year-old streak of American Presidents either starting a war or bringing the United States into an international armed conflict.
“The last President to avoid doing so was Peace Prize laureate Jimmy Carter,” he added.
Like Trump, Tybring-Gjedde is fiercely against immigration, and once compared the hijab to outfits worn by the Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan.
In 2006, he also nominated Islam-critical filmmaker Ayaan Hirsi Ali for the Nobel Peace Prize. Hirsi Ali did not win the prize.