Iran, not oil, is main topic of Biden’s trip among Middle East leaders | app

JERUSALEM — Many in the United States view President Joe Biden’s trip to the Middle East that began Wednesday as a mission to drive down oil prices. But leaders across the region see it as a chance to ease disagreements over Iran.

There is a shared concern over the recalcitrant country’s nuclear program. And the United States this week accused Tehran of plotting to help arm Russia in its invasion of Ukraine.

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