The Middle East has been in turmoil and Trump has stood his ground against the neo-cons. The UAE is trying to avoid involving its nation in the conflict with Iran and certainly sees no upside to turning its country into a battlefield between the US and Iran. Iran promised to talk to the Yemeni officials to avoid hitting targets in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, provided the UAE pulls out its forces from Yemen. The so-called “deal of the century” proposed by President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, which sought to deal with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, was met with minimal interest. The $50 billion in aid to the Palestinians was view as just a bribe.
Meanwhile, Trump has been thwarting the neo-cons for he came out opposing their policies, stating with respect to Iran: “We’re not looking for regime change. We want them out of Yemen.” Those unfamiliar with the players in the Middle East should read our report on the region – The War Cycle.