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What are Biden's Mideast positions?

As the former vice president officially becomes the Democratic Party's nominee for president, a look back on his positions shows he differs from Trump on Iran and Saudi Arabia, and he has been asked to answer for his vote on the 2002 Iraq War resolution.

Former Vice President Joe Biden officially became the Democratic Party’s nominee for president on Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention. The longtime senator and former chair of the Foreign Relations Committee has a long record on Middle East policy, as well as relationships with many of the leaders in the region.

Foreign policy has not been the biggest issue during this presidential campaign. The election cycle is largely a referendum on Donald Trump, and the convention has focused on the president’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy, social justice, and protests against racism and police brutality — some of which have turned violent.

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