Secretary Blinken heads to the Middle East

Monday, May 24, 2021 - 4:09pm

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will arrive in the Middle East tomorrow, following the start of Friday’s ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. This is Blinken’s first trip to the region as the top US diplomat. His visit comes along with at least four other US delegations that are currently in the Middle East, or are preparing to head there. The visit comes after 11 days of war between Israel and Hamas. Host Carol Hill speaks with Ryan Bohl, a senior analyst at the intelligence group Stratfor.