US President Joe Biden says, progress on India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor could be one of the reasons for attack of Hamas on Israel

US President Joe Biden has said that progress on India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor could be one of the reasons for Hamas' attack on Israel. US President said, he is convinced that one of the reasons why Hamas launched a terrorist attack on Israel was because of the recent announcement during the G-20 Summit in New Delhi on the ambitious India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor that integrates the entire region with a network of railroad. Mr Biden was addressing a joint press conference with the visiting Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in Washington DC. US President said that his analysis is based on his instinct and does not have any proof for this. This is the second time in less than a week that Mr Biden has mentioned the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEEC) as a potential reason for the terrorist attack by Hamas.

The new economic corridor, which many see as an alternative to China's Belt and Road Initiative, was jointly announced by the leaders of the US, India, Saudi Arabia, UAE, France, Germany, Italy and the European Union on the sidelines of the G20 summit in September. The corridor comprises an eastern corridor connecting India to the Gulf region and a northern corridor connecting the Gulf region to Europe. Mr Biden said, in the past few weeks, he has spoken to leaders throughout the region, including King Abdullah of Jordan, President Sisi of Egypt, President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia about making sure there's real hope in the region for a better future about the need to work toward a greater integration for Israel, while insisting that the aspirations of the Palestinian people will be part of that future as well.

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