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US News Iran in ambush for Joe Biden's policy in the Middle East

01:15  17 january  2021
01:15  17 january  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

Joe Biden appoints ex-diplomat William Burns as head of CIA

 Joe Biden appoints ex-diplomat William Burns as head of CIA © Supplied by Le Point J oe Biden announced on Monday that he had chosen ex-number two in American diplomacy William Burns, one artisans of dialogue with the Iran that the future Democratic president wants to revive, to take the head of the CIA, the largest intelligence agency in the United States.

Mr Biden says he will rejoin the JCPOA if Iran returns to compliance. Javad Zarif, Iran ’ s foreign minister, has said that if Mr Biden lifts sanctions “we too can immediately return This article appeared in the Middle East & Africa section of the print edition under the headline "Back to the future".

FOR THE past four years Iran ’ s enemies in the Middle East have had a friend in the White House. More diplomacy would certainly be welcome. Mr Trump’ s policy of “maximum pressure” has hurt Before Mr Biden jumps back into the nuclear deal, however, he should consider how things have

Joe Biden © Alex Edelman AFP Joe Biden

On January 20, Joe Biden will be sworn in and begin his term as President of the United States. The start of a new chapter after the four extraordinary years in which Donald Trump led the country. Changes are heralded in US international policy and challenges abound, especially in the Middle East.

Joe Biden wants the United States to return to the Iran nuclear deal, but dialogue with Tehran will be difficult. Iran has stopped honoring some of its obligations, and its leaders have no plans to expand the negotiation to other angry issues like missiles or Tehran's regional influence. These subjects have nevertheless become essential for Washington as well as for its allies.

Trump will leave Washington a few hours before Biden's inauguration

 Trump will leave Washington a few hours before Biden's inauguration © Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS A policeman walks past a banner welcoming future Vice President Kamala Harris near the Capitol on January 10, 2021 US President Donald Trump will leave Washington at dawn on Wednesday, a few hours before the inauguration of his Democratic successor Joe Biden, whom he still has not congratulated.

Joe Biden . This past month has proven that Trump' s Iran policy is a dangerous failure. I have no illusions about the challenges the regime in Iran poses to America' s security interests, to our He has repeatedly ratcheted up tensions, risking bringing us closer to another Middle Eastern war without a

One month before the Iowa caucuses kick off the Democratic primary, foreign policy is suddenly playing a central role in the wake of a rising crisis in the Middle East .

The policy of the Biden administration in Iraq and Syria will have to take into account Iranian influence in these two countries, and the new American president will be faced with a puzzle: how to look after American interests in the region without s' get stuck in it? While Iran, but also Russia and Turkey have pushed their pawns in the Middle East in recent years.

In the Israeli-Palestinian case, Joe Biden inherits a landscape turned upside down by the Trump years. The United States now views Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and the Jewish state has normalized its relations with several Gulf monarchies. A new situation with which Joe Biden will have to deal.

The astonishing story of the handover of nuclear codes between Joe Biden and Donald Trump .
© Melina Mara / Pool / Reuters Joe Biden at his inauguration ceremony in Washington on January 20. With the absence of Donald Trump in the nomination of Joe Biden, the government had to find a solution for the passing of nuclear codes. And it is very surprising. The nuclear codes were handed over on Wednesday, as it should, to the new President of the United States Joe Biden , but for the first time in history, this usually low-key transfer required a two-step choreography.

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