News and Analysis (1/9/21)

If Trump could think that a mob at the Capitol could reverse his election loss, might he not also “be so delusional as to imagine that [war with Iran] would be in the interests of the nation or region or even his own short-term interests?”:

As multiple Arab nations restore diplomatic relations with Israel, Algerian lawmakers take the opposite tack and have proposed criminal sanctions on all relationships with Zionist entities, direct or indirect:

As sanctions continue to hit Iran and it’s domestic COVID crisis, they have banned the import of American and British vaccines and have partnered with Cuba to continue the next phase of their vaccine candidate human trial:

“[S]he was ‘mentally worn down’ by people’s attitude to her and the fear that her daughters would be affected. But she insists she is grateful for the insight into how it feels to be a minority”:

France backs India in the Kashmir conflict, citing China for “break[ing] the rules”:

Iranian President Rouhani criticizes Western democracy and Trump for the incident at the US Capitol but hopes for change under Biden and refers to the U.S. as a “great nation”:

Iran’s “Parliament passed a law in November that obliges the government to halt inspections of its nuclear sites … and to step up uranium enrichment beyond the limit set under Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal if sanctions are not eased”:

Recent developments have resulted in dialogue between Israeli, Palestinian, and Egyptian diplomats ahead of the peace conference:

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