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Opinion: US embassy move risks nuclear reaction in Middle East

6th June 2018 - 16:00 GMT | by The Lina in Middle East

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Within days of each other, two seismic political events occurred in the Middle East in May that have the potential to significantly worsen an already delicate security situation. 

Both the official opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem and the Trump administration’s decision to pull out of the Iran deal antagonises competing factions across the region— and while Syria will be the theatre for much of the consequences, early signs show the violence has the potential to escalate elsewhere as a fractured international consensus hampers a decisive response.

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