* Sudan joins Abraham Accords, opening door to Israel normalization Sudan's Justice Minister, US Treasury Secretary sign agreement paving way to Israel-Sudan ties.
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
* ‘Historical leap’: Sudan officially joins Abraham Accords with US signing Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari signed the accord Wednesday with visiting U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
* Trump-Brokered Wave of Peace Continues in Middle East with Qatar and Saudi Arabia It was announced on Tuesday that the Gulf Arab states Qatar and Saudi Arabia agreed to normalize relations after severing ties three years ago over accusations of ties between Qatar and radical Islamist groups including the Muslim Brotherhood, Turkey, and Iran.
* Saudi crown prince warns Iran is greatest threat to region The crown prince has repeatedly warned about the Iranian threat.
* Iran's view of Biden as restrained could lead to hitting Israel harder, INSS INSS said that threats from Iranian proxies in the North, including Hezbollah and from proxies in Syria, “are the greatest military threat in 2021."
* Does reconciliation in the Gulf impact Israel? - analysis Saudi Arabia has agreed to lift its boycott on Qatar, the US announced Monday.
* The so-called Iranian revenge: What strategy? The wide gap between the mullahs’ threats and the reality of their highly calculated behavior is a well thought-out strategy. Op-ed.
* Measures needed to ease Iran tensions As Donald Trump steps up air and naval military activity in the Persian Gulf, US president-elect Joe Biden must reassure Tehran that he will rejoin nuclear deal and engage with its leaders.
* China’s investment deal with the EU has raised 3 big concerns in Europe It’s been a long-term ambition of the EU to make foreign investment fairer for European companies which compete against state-funded firms in China.
* Turkey and Israel: Premature Optimism for Normalization It would be childish to believe that the man whose political formation was based on a militant expanse of anti-Zionism as raison d'être was not anti-Israeli, but had merely been under the influence of advisors who no longer hold sway.
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