Faced with the rise of the dangers in the Middle East, and with the nuclear risk in this region, the international community understood that it was better to turn Iran into an ally rather than an enemy. The traditional US allies – Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries in the first place – are worried to see their Persian enemy potentially come back into. The signature on July 14th 2015 of the agreement on Iranian nuclear power, turns over a painful page of History in the relations between the West and the Middle East. The new relations which could take place between Iran and the rest of the world could be as important as was the hand extended by President Nixon to China in 1972. And today we know where this led China.
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