Iran in ambush for Joe Biden's Middle East policy
Joe Biden Alex Edelman AFP
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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 during 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 intention of expanding 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.
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 becoming overwhelmed. get bogged down?
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 Israel's capital, and the Jewish state has normalized its relations with several Gulf monarchies.
A new situation with which Joe Biden will have to deal.
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