Choice of words

Mnuchin says Bahrain summit holds ‘great opportunities’ for the ‘people in Palestine’

Alex Brandon

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin points to a question as he speaks to reporters about the new Iran sanctions in the Briefing Room of the White House, Monday, June 24, 2019, in Washington.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told reporters at the White House on Monday that the economic portion of the Trump peace plan has the potential of creating “great opportunities” for the “people in Palestine.”

Mnuchin is leading the U.S. delegation to the “economic workshop” in Manama, Bahrain on Tuesday.

“I look forward to our discussion in Bahrain,” Mnuchin said. “We’ll be rolling out the economic plan, which will be great opportunities for the people of Palestine. We have a terrific group there of finance ministers, business leaders all around the world. I think we have about 350 people going. So I look forward to it.”

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