Elections introduce new pressures on Trump’s Middle East policies.


The broad support in Congress for Israel is not likely to change nor will the opposition to the Iranian regime.
The Democratic Party’s takeover of the US House of Representatives will not change bipartisan fundamentals, such as support for Israel and hostility towards Iran, but could bring increased scrutiny to US Middle East policies and renewed interest in reviving the Iran nuclear accord.
After winning a majority of seats in the House during elections November 6, Democrats will inject a greater dose of scepticism and scrutiny to US President Donald Trump’s Middle East policies, a change from Trump’s first two years in office when members of his Republican Party controlled both the House and the US Senate and supported his strategy.

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