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Democratic midterm win threatens to constrain Trump’s Middle East policies

Democrats' victory in the House could impact US policy on Iran, Syria and Yemen.
Former U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a political rally for California Democratic candidates during a event in Anaheim, California, U.S., September 8, 2018. Left to right are candidates TJ Cox (CA-21), Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Katie Porter (CA-45), Harley Rouda (CA-48) and Mike Levin (CA-49). REUTERS/Mike Blake - RC1C008C89B0

Update: This story was updated on Nov. 7, 2018 after Democrats won the House in the mid-term elections.

President Donald Trump’s Middle East policies will face more constraints next year as Democrats' mid-term victory in the House of Representatives upends Republican control of Congress.

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