Mideast heads for policy revamp under Biden

Unlike Donald's impulsive strategies in the Middle East, Biden is supposed to re-engage with Iran and re-establish international geopolitics.

In his tenure as President, Trump's unorthodox policy created a wake-up succession to the Middle East 's diplomatic situation, reckless steps and unsuccessful measures.

The US scrapped Iran's nuclear agreement of 2015 and murdered its once untouchable General Qasem Soleimani.

The U.S. embassy has already been taken to Jerusalem to breach universal opinion and the political role of America in an area of Trump has been considered to have lost all of its geopolitical significance.

However, the country rich in oil is on the edge of another big change with the election of Biden, which might contribute to a stronger US position on human rights and weapons agreements.

The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) said in a study "This is the region where the government of Biden is meant to both revise US policy on Iran and drive the field to respect normative principles."

"When Iran also gets back in complete compliance and seek diplomacy with Tehran on more problems, Biden said that he plans to re-enter the JCPOA (joint Holistic Action Plan)."

-- Sanctions to roll back-

The personal ties of Trump to regional governments have contributed to Arab leaders and monarchies, especially Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia 's current de facto ruler.

In comparison to his predecessor Barack Obama, whose relations with Iran dismayed Saudi Arabia and neighbor, the warm links of the businessman-turned-press man in the area of the Gulf in particular.

The United States decided only days ago in a regional game changer to offer over 10 billion dollars of top of the line F-35 fighting jets to the United Arab Emirates to accept Israel's diplomatic recognition.

While there was no intervention on important events, such as last year's extraordinary attacks on energy-giant Aramco, Trump's policies generally played well in the Gulf and beyond, particularly in Saudi Arabia, accused Iran.

Elham Fakhro, Senior Analyst of the International Crisis Committee for the Gulf States, said that the Saudi officials supported Trump's second chairmanship.

"They consider that Trump has taken steps to secure their main regional interests through putting full strains on Iran ... and by pushing the kingdom into weapons sales."

Now they are worried that "Biden would give up those core interests by roll-back sanctions on Iran, a return to the JCPOA and a restriction of weapons sales."

The White House has also criticized anti-Saudi measures on the disputed Yemen War in congress and the grim assassination of a Saudi journalist in Turkey in 2018, which has cost thousands of civilian lives.

"Provided Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's erroneously-led leadership, the MBS could be marginalized as Washington takes stock of the advantages and contrasts of his alliance with Riyadh from his suspected involvement in Jamal Khashoggi 's murder to his catastrophic war in Yemen," said Soufan Center, US resident.

A few hours after the final call of the polls, the Arab leaders started to hurry to laud Biden.

Only Saudi has not responded among the six countries in the Gulf.

-- Satisfaction Sigh-

The regional policies of Biden must resolve a range of thorny problems of which Trump is accused, from taking a proactive position in ending the war in Libya to pushing back the growing Turkey to confronting the challenge of Iraqi attacks; from neglecting or mismanaging.

Analysts claim that one of the first behavior of the administration is the restoration of communications with Palestinians unhappy at the Jerusalem embassy, and US support for normalization of the links with Israel in the Arab world.

It is quite doubtful that Biden supported the decision made by several Arab countries to develop relations with Israel, and the current ambassy would be shut down.

However, the EFCR has been expected to switch to the historically two-state role by renewing US assistance for the Palestinians, reopening the Palestinian mission in Washington.

"It is also doubtful that the status quo can be completely restored."

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