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Ex-White House Coordinator: Obama’s Tenure was Disappointing in the Middle East


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Ex-White House Coordinator: Obama’s Tenure was Disappointing in the Middle East - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT
Ex-White House Coordinator: Obama’s Tenure was Disappointing in the Middle East

“Boston-Professor Gary Samore, U.S. President Barack Obama’s former White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), said that during his presidency, Obama failed to achieve peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, damaged relations with some of Washington’s allies including Saudi Arabia and Egypt, and caused disappointment especially in the Syrian case. In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, Samore highlighted the importance of maintaining solid relations with Saudi Arabia, a stable country that survived the chaos of the region. However he saw that similar relations with Iran are unlikely as long as Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is present.

When asked to wrap up the U.S. president’s ups and downs, Seymour pointed out the failure in managing and dealing with the conflicts and political chaos triggered by the Arab Spring; yet the nuclear agreement with Iran is an accomplishment, according to him. The former consultant sees that Obama is not willing to interfere more in the Syrian case and will not endorse the memo signed by 50 U.S. diplomats to take military action against the regime of Bashar Assad.

Samore was asked if presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would adopt a different policy towards the Syrian opposition if elected. He said Clinton will demand a comprehensive revision of the U.S. policy, not to mention her already stated requests to establish an isolated area in Syria. The official said the U.S. was compelled to take contradictory stances in the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria………..

This is a foreign news service that I came upon. I have not read enough to form an opinion as to how good they maybe reporting the news without too much propaganda……..
One must remember there is a difference between “propaganda” and “opinion”…….
But for those interested in reading around the world I offer this site………
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