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Analysts speculate the decision might have followed Kerry's initial intent to discuss the Iran nuclear deal, which the UAE and most Gulf states strongly opposed.

US President Donald Trump's decision to reinstate sanctions on Iran and pull out of a nuclear deal has been met with strong criticism by fellow American politicians.

Trump does exactly as Republican senators warned in 2015

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Trump does exactly as Republican senators warned in 2015

With a condescending lesson on the US constitution, Republican senators warned Iran about entering into a deal with Obama which his successor could undo 'with a stroke of a pen'.

<em>Kerry</em> on private mission to save Iran deal

The New Arab

Kerry on private mission to save Iran deal

The former US secretary of state is reportedly engaged in some shadow diplomacy to rescue his signature foreign policy achievement.

Scrapped Iran nuclear deal 'would take decades to re-negotiate'

The New Arab

Scrapped Iran nuclear deal 'would take decades to re-negotiate'

Former US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned against scrapping the Iran nuclear deal, saying it would take decades for ...

Emile Nakhleh

Pompeo's appointment bodes ill for the Middle East

The appointment of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state does not bode well for the people of the Middle East, and could damage US standing in the region.

Mouna Ghanem

How the United States has failed Syria

Comment: The values the United States preaches; democracy and freedom, appear to matter little when it comes to Syria, writes Mouna Ghanem.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran: West must scrap its nuclear arms

Iran's armed forces said it will not negotiate over its missiles unless the West dismantles their nuclear weapons.

Ali Adam

Palestinian refugees pledge to return home with non-violent marches

A new movement aims to inspire masses of Palestinians to take direct action, reports Ali Adam.

Saudi, Israeli leaders asked Washington to bomb Iran: <em>Kerry</em>

The New Arab

Saudi, Israeli leaders asked Washington to bomb Iran: Kerry

The leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel asked Washington to bomb Iran in the years before the 2015 nuclear deal, former US Secretary of State, ...

Sam Hamad

Normalising Assad's chemical weapon savagery

Comment: For tyrants around the world, Assad is reasserting their right to power by the most brutal means, writes Sam Hamad.

Revealed: Netanyahu planned to exchange West Bank for Sinai

The New Arab

Revealed: Netanyahu planned to exchange West Bank for Sinai

Former US officials allege Netanyahu asked Obama in 2014 to support a far-fetched plan to annex Palestinian West Bank territory, "compensating" ...

Iran: The beauty in the eye of American beholders

Robert Springborg

Iran: The beauty in the eye of American beholders

Comment: Iran has been viewed by both Republican and Democratic decision-makers as the more beautiful prize, writes Robert Springborg.

Israel's assault on Palestinian children: Will US Congress act?

Usaid Siddiqui

Israel's assault on Palestinian children: Will US Congress act?

Comment: A new US bill aims to prevent American funding from supporting the detention of Palestinian children - but it has yet to pass through ...

 Former Saudi spy: Lebanon’s crisis stems from Yemen

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Former Saudi spy: Lebanon’s crisis stems from Yemen

Indepth: The New Arab discussed with a former MI5 agent the reasons behind Saudi's reasons for pressuring Lebanon's delicate institutional ...

The New Arab

US threatens Palestinians with closure of PLO's Washington office

The Trump administration is attempting to increase its leverage in bringing Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table by threatening to close the PLO's Washington mission.

The New Arab

Kerry: Ending Iran deal will worsen North Korea standoff

Former US Secretary of State warns that scrapping the 2015 nuclear accord will ruin international trust in the United States.

Gehad Quisay

Mother of Nations, but not of all Egyptians

Comment: New articles to be added to Egyptian citizenship law give the military regime the final say over the Egyptian-ness of its citizens, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Trump slams Iran ahead of presidency's first US-Iran talks

The US and Iran will have their highest-level interaction of Trump's presidency, a day after he delivered a blistering attack on Tehran.

Sisi meets Netanyahu at UN in first public talks

The New Arab

Sisi meets Netanyahu at UN in first public talks

Sisi met with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in New York on Monday to discuss the Middle East peace process in the first ever public ...

Sam Hamad

Brussels prioritises trade with Egypt over Ibrahim Halawa's life

Comment: Ibrahim Halawa was imprisoned in Cairo on sham charges and his trial was postponed 37 times, yet Dublin and Brussels still won't act, ...

Myanmar's ethnic cleansers: Hitting them where it hurts

Robert Cusack

Myanmar's ethnic cleansers: Hitting them where it hurts

In-depth: Could targeted sanctions against the perpetrators of alleged ethnic cleansing in Myanmar help put an end to the carnage?

Remembering Ghouta: Obama's meaningless red line

Sam Hamad

Remembering Ghouta: Obama's meaningless red line

Comment: Obama's 'red line' morphed into a 'red herring' and could then become a green light for Assad to continue his genocidal war, writes Sam ...

Kuwait's Korean conundrum

Giorgio Cafiero

Kuwait's Korean conundrum

Comment: Kuwait finds itself in a difficult position, hoping to preserve its close alliance with Washington while still maintaining diplomatic ...

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