Trump’s anti-Iran agenda draws global backlash

US President Donald Trump waits for a meeting with Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rossello and others in the Oval Office of the White House October 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. (AFP)

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Trump’s anti-Iran agenda draws global backlash  

The global backlash against the animosity of US President Donald Trump toward the Iran nuclear deal continues.  America’s European partners have specifically mobilized to keep the deal alive. To the same effect, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has announced that she will travel to Washington early next month to address disagreements between European powers and Trump over the Iran deal.  In face of growing criticisms against his handling of the Iran deal, President Trump has tried to stand by his word. But he a look at his latest remarks shows criticisms have already been effective.

Raqqah fall raises questions over control, players    

The Daesh terrorist group seems to be on its last legs. It has been dealt another major blow in Syria. The US backed coalition of Kurdish and Arab forces known as the Syrian Democratic forces has completely pushed Daesh out of its self-proclaimed capital Raqqah following a four month-operation. Devastated and depopulated, the northern Syrian city is now facing a very uncertain future as the tug of war in Syria rages on. There are growing speculations about who will be in charge of Raqqah after the fall of Daesh.

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