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Nicholas Noe on Al-Jazeera’s Inside Story discussing the Iran deal and the GCC/US stances

My appearance on Al-Jazeera last night, discussing the GCC & US stances on the Iran deal.
John Kerry’s tough sell to Gulf foreign ministers

Following the nuclear deal with Iran, the US secretary of state flies to Qatar to reassure Gulf foreign ministers.

04 Aug 2015 04:40 GMT

It is a tough sell.
The US secretary of state has met foreign ministers from the Gulf Cooperation Council in the Qatari capital.
John Kerry is trying to soothe Arab fears over the nuclear deal with regional rival Iran.
It has agreed to freeze nuclear development for the next decade in exchange for the gradual lifting of sanctions, which are crippling the Iranian economy.
But Gulf states are concerned about Iran’s regional ambitions and question the Iranian role in the wars in Syria and Yemen.
The complicated relationship between the United States and the Middle East is also on the agenda in Doha.
On Inside Story we ask whether its Arab neighbours are right to fear Tehran’s warmer ties with the West.
And what will be the fallout of Iran taking a more active role in the Middle East?
Presenter: Adrian Finighan


Written by nickbiddlenoe

August 4, 2015 at 12:09 pm

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