A lot has happened in the Middle East in the past 36 hours. We'll get an update and try to untangle some of the knots. Plus, former CIA Director Michael Hayden says President Donald Trump keeps a "routine distance from the facts." And Arab governments are fighting over an island paradise in the Indian Ocean that few people have seen.
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Arab governments are fighting over an island paradise in the Indian Ocean that few people have seen. Socotra, the size and shape of Long Island, New York, is home to 60,000 people and some of the strangest-looking plants on Earth.
When Donald Trump pulled the US out of the Iran nuclear agreement, it cut a major diplomatic channel to Iran: Diplomats from Europe, China, Russia, the US and Iran would meet every three months. Family members of American citizens imprisoned in Iran viewed these quarterly meetings as a chance for their loved ones to be discussed and possibly freed.