Report: Saudis pressured UAE to cancel energy deal with Israel

The Saudi government pressured the United Arab Emirates to back off a major solar energy deal with Israel and Jordan, two senior Israeli officials with direct knowledge and another source briefed &#111n the matter told Axios &#111n Wednesday.
The agreement, signed &#111n Monday and helped across the finish line by US climate envoy John Kerry, is the biggest renewable energy project in the region. It will see the UAE build a massive solar farm in Jordan to supply electricity to Israel, and Israel in turn will build a desalination plant to provide water to Jordan.

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