The professor defends recent trade agreements between the EU and countries such as Japan and Canada, contrary to tensions caused by Washington`s tariffs on European products following the Boeing-Airbus dispute and difficult Brexit negotiations. Yousef Al Otaiba, the UAE`s ambassador to the United States, issued a statement on 13 August in which he hailed the agreement as a “victory for diplomacy and for the region” and added how it “reduces tensions and creates new energy for positive change”.   The Government of Des Oman supported the agreement (which it described as “historic”).  The Grand Mufti of Oman, Ahmed bin Hamad al-Khalili, indirectly criticized the treaty.  Ahmed Mulla Talal, spokesman for the Iraqi government, said that Iraq would not interfere in the sovereign affairs of other countries, but that its laws did not allow for the normalization of relations with Israel.  Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said the agreement would pave the way for peace agreements with other nations and welcomed the suspension of unilateral annexation. Yesh Atid`s chairman Yair Lapid welcomed the agreement as a “important step” for normalization with the UAE and said it showed mutual agreements are the path to be path to be path for Israel`s relations with other nations, instead of unilateral steps like annexation. The president of the Israeli Workers` Party, Amir Peretz, also shared this view and said that Israel`s development and security were in such agreements. He hoped for a similar agreement with the Palestinians.  The Trump administration has made its agreement with Canada an advantage for U.S. milk producers who had previously been excluded from exporting certain products to Canada because of Canada`s long-standing policy of managing its milk supply with high production quotas and levies. During the overhaul of the trade agreement, the United States insisted on access to American cheese, milk and other dairy products. Nagorno-Karabakh is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, but its population is mainly ethnically Armenian [Al Jazeera) The decision described as “unspeakably painful for me personally and for our people,” Pachinjan said, the agreement follows “a thorough analysis of the military situation” by Azerbaijani troops in Stepanakert, the capital of the region.