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It’s the end of the week, but still the beginning of a new month (and hopefully better weather in the northeast).

International Politics

Overall

– Phyllis Bennis, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, talks to The Real News on some sections of the elites in the U.S., along with Israel and Saudi Arabia, supporting war than peace with Iran

– Iranian President Hassan Rouhani: The deal was helpful for us and “our nuclear rights will be protected

– Despite the international agreement, things with Iran may not change in general

– The Chinese government sent naval ships to patrol the Gulf of Aden to stop piracy

 Middle East

– Madawi Al-Rasheed, a professor, joins The Real News to discuss the battlefield known as Yemen where Iran and Saudi Arabia are fighting with one another

– The Syrian government praised the international deal with Iran and said it would “ease regional and international tensions”

– Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered all soldiers to arrest any vandals in Tikrit

Africa

– The Islamic State Egyptian branch claimed responsibility for an attack killing 17 people in Sinai

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Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan is a freelance journalist in Queens, NY and written for publications such as The Nation, In These Times, Truthout and more.