Days after US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and ahead of the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem al-Quds, the US says it is ramping up security at diplomatic posts in the Middle East.
CNN reports that the US State Department has been working on increasing security at posts around the Middle East region for weeks, amid concerns about the consequences of the Trump administration’s policy shifts in the Middle East.
Trump’s policy shifts in the Middle East and his recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as the Israeli capital has made a turbulent region potentially all the more volatile.
This week Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers and re-impose sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
“I am announcing today that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal,” Trump said Tuesday in a televised address from the White House. “This…