Trump and the Middle East

Rouhani: We must not get caught in US ‘trap’

Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2017 | Al-Monitor Staff, Contributor

In reaction to new US sanctions, Iran’s president has urged domestic friends and foes against falling into Washington’s "trap."

Envoy to US says Turkey was ready to provide ‘tens of thousands of troops’ for Raqqa offensive

Friday, Jul. 14, 2017 | Jack Detsch, Pentagon Correspondent

Ambassador Serdar Kilic tells Al-Monitor that Turkey was willing to offer broad military support to the US-led operation to liberate the Islamic State's Syrian stronghold.

US expected to recertify Iran compliance with nuclear deal

Thursday, Jul. 13, 2017 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

The secretaries of state and defense appear to have overruled Iran hawks in the White House and Congress.

Trump and Macron seek common ground on Syria, terrorism

Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2017 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

Despite tensions over the Paris climate change accord, the two leaders have common interests in the Middle East.

House rejects Trump’s Middle East aid cuts

Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2017 | Bryant Harris, Congressional Correspondent

The House spending bill calls for far more assistance to North Africa.

Iran to US: Worry about your own domestic problems

Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2017 | Arash Karami, Contributor

Iranian officials have criticized US Secretary of Defense James Mattis for accusing Iran of causing instability in the region and saying regime change in Tehran will have to precede renewed ties with the United States.

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