Few weeks ago #Rouhani refused to meet #Trump during UNGA session, before that #Khamenei said “no talks, no relations with #America"; now conservative leader & MP says there is an atmosphere for de-escalation with US.
Is this an opportunity for a new deal?
Yesterday, U.S. Energy Department report showed the fourth weekly increase in U.S. crude stocks; today, global benchmark Brent crude fell below $79 (nearly 1.7%). Could that help to stabilize oil price before Nov. 4th when US sanctions kick in?
#Highlight: New poll by Reuters suggests #Gulf economies to expand modestly by 2020, & oil price drops 1.7%
#Iran: FM says the new US sanctions disregard human rights
#Iraq: new cabinet to be announced next week
Internally displaced Iraqis are returning home after defeating ISIS militants, but they are facing tremendous challenges. Can the new cabinet accelerate the reconstruction plans for #Iraq's western provinces?
The discussion about press freedom continues after #GIFConferenceDC by one of the panelists, @TimConstantine1 wrote an article at @WashTimes explains why it is important to defend journalists and freedom of speech in the U.S. and the #Gulf region.