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International Politics

Overall

– Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran would go back to the status quo should the West walk away from the pact agreed upon

– Gareth Porter: “The Ambiguities of the Nuclear Framework Deal

– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: The P5+1-Iran deal is a “very bad deal

Middle East

– Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi: Should the Islamic State continue to get foreign recruits, then our efforts will be useless

– Part two of three with Madawi Al-Rasheed, a professor, about the similar goals between ISIS and Saudi Arabia

– Daniel Martin Varisco, a professor and researcher, talks to The Real News about who and what to focus on in Yemen

– Speaking of Yemen, the Houthi rebels are making gains in spite of Saudi intervention

Africa

– What happened in Kenya could best be described as “horrifying blowback” and Kenyan officials must realize confrontation is not the response to take after the attack

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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.