* Arabs Warn Biden: Do Not Embolden Hezbollah The message they [nationals of Lebanon] are sending to a new US administration is: The Lebanese people are hoping that you will help them get rid of Hezbollah.
Wednesday, December 02, 2020
* Iran's nuclear dilemma: Ramp up now or wait for Biden The world is waiting to see whether Iran will strike back at Israel or the U.S. over the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the architect of Iran's military nuclear program.
* Trump has given up on Iran policy in his last weeks in office and told Pompeo he can do anything he wants, as long as it doesn't 'start World War III,' report says President Donald Trump has "checked out" on his Iran policy, giving Secretary of State Mike Pompeo freedom to dictate policy short of "start[ing] World World III," The Daily Beast reported, citing US officials.
* Israel elections loom as lawmakers back bill to dissolve parliament Israel looks to be heading for its fourth election in less than two years after parliament backed a preliminary vote to dissolve itself.
* Biden: US will rejoin Iran nuclear deal if Tehran returns to strict compliance President-elect says Iran’s terror proxies must be curbed, raises concern of Mideast nuclear arms race; Rouhani rejects his parliament’s ‘harmful’ bill to boost uranium enrichment.
* Joe Biden Does Not Include Israel in Proposed New Iran Deal Negotiations Joe Biden excluded Israel on Wednesday from the list of countries he said needed to be included in negotiations with Iran toward a new nuclear agreement.
* Mahmoud Abbas Cheers Biden's Election For Mahmoud Abbas, the apparent election of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States is sheer relief.
* The Death Of Fakhrizadeh, and What’s to Come The head of Iran’s nuclear program, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated in Iran, almost certainly by members of the Mossad, on November 27.
* Israel moves closer to election as bill to disband Knesset passes in plenum Vote was on preliminary reading. Meretz and Yesh Atid-sponsored bills pass; bills sponsored by Yamina and Joint List fall.
* North Korea flashpoint could be on the cards for US under Biden Accusations of sanction breaches have highlighted the tensions between the US, North Korea, and China. And given Kim Jong-un is likely to want to make life difficult for Joe Biden, more significant storms could be brewing.
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