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INU -Russia has played what some call a “positive” role in the Syrian conflict, as it contributes into the balance of the many different forces in the region, and limits Iranian militias on the ground.

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INU - This week, US President Donald Trump initiated a dramatic shift in Middle Eastern policy, defying the appeals of both European and Arab allies in order to declare that his government officially recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Although Trump stopped short of moving the US embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, he indicated that this move would take place in the coming years. Jerusalem is the location of holy sites for Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike, and it is claimed as a capital city by both Israel and Palestine.

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INU - Iranian power continues to expand. It’s believed that Iran is following an imperialistic course that is intended to make it the most powerful nation in the region, and attain hegemony.

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INU - Events in the Middle East are occurring so rapidly that it is difficult to process everything that happens, even in just one day. Many of us are not capable of absorbing this onslaught of information and it is no longer easy for many to distinguish between propaganda and truth As well, some governments’ positions seem contradictory and are therefor, confusing.

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INU - Former Yemeni president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was recently killed in Yemen by the Houthis. Salah, who was elected President of Yemen Arab Republic was considered to be a moderate president. He formed ties with Western powers, especially the United States, in its fight against terrorism. Saleh was ousted as president of Yemen in 2012. Saleh was reported to have allied with the Houthis, but in December 2017, he declared withdrawal from the coalition with the Houthis and instead sided with his former enemies – Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates. He was killed by a Houthi sniper while attempting to flee the capital city of Sana'a amidst the ongoing battle on December 4th, 2017.

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INU - Quotes from a confidential UN sanctions report cited by Reuters on November 30th, noted that there were shared “design characteristics” between a projectile that Yemen’s Houthi rebels fired at Riyadh in early November and an Iranian short-range ballistic missile (SBRM) known as the Qiam-1 in the Iranian arsenal. The US Mission to the UN observed that the identifying information about the missile came from Saudi Arabian official sources.

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