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Top incoming Biden aides say no quick Iran deal - analysis

But US, Israel conflict over Iran still likely at later date

Biden administration to engage with Israel, Gulf states on Iran policy

Blinken noted that in his opinion, the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran was succeeding in blocking Iran's pathways to producing material for nuclear weapons.

20/01/2021

Good luck to President Joe Biden

As we wish Biden and his new administration all the best, we urge them to keep Israel in mind.

Biden ‘long way’ from rejoining Iran nuke deal, incoming intel chief says

“The president-elect has indicated if Iran comes back into compliance,” that he would rejoin the deal, but that things are “a long ways from that.”

Iran’s paratroopers drill with old American C-130s

Iran has been showcasing missiles, drones and naval ships in recent weeks, seeking to show off its capabilities on the eve of the incoming Biden administration.

The Israel-related issues on Biden’s agenda - analysis

Israelis will likely be in somewhat of a holding position with the US on a wide range of issues, to see how things will change – or remain the same.

Turkish Kurds

Kurds in Syria could also be reconciling as new US admin take shape

The US Embassy in Syria tweeted on January 15 that it supported the ongoing Syrian intra-Kurdish dialogue and looked forward to its continued progress.

Iraqi security forces re-open BaghdadÕs Sinak bridge, after it was shut down by protesters, in Baghd

Rumors of an airstrike in Iraq come amid Iran tensions

Claims that the US struck Iranian-backed militias were at the heart of the rumors.

Alleged US airstrike was ISIS attack on power lines: Iraqi officials

While pro-Iran media claimed the explosions were caused by US airstrikes, Iraqi officials have confirmed that the incident was an ISIS attack on infrastructure.

19/01/2021
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