New illustration of a fractured Middle East: if Joe Biden's return to diplomacy vis-à-vis Iran satisfies certain countries such as Iraq and Lebanon, he worries others, Arabia Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, in particular.
Riyadh and Abu Dhabi, who had bet on a re-election of Donald Trump, hope that the Democratic president will not return to the 2015 nuclear deal - from which Trump has withdrawn - without concessions from their Iranian neighbor.
They are likely to be disappointed.
In confidences to the
New York Times
, Thomas Friedman, Joe Biden has prioritized his priorities: a return to the nuclear agreement, and only then hypothetical negotiations on the other threats posed by Tehran - its missiles and its regional influence, considered destabilizing.
However, Joe Biden insisted,
"the best way to achieve some stability in the region"
is to deal with
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Saudi and Emirati allies,
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