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US-Iran relations: Washington dials up rhetoric on social media

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By: Sanam SHANTYAEI Follow | Stéphanie CHEVAL | Agnès LE COSSEC | Marion LORY
14 min

FRANCE 24 speaks to Gabriel Noronha, who was working at the US State Department on communications with Iran until several days ago. Noronha was dismissed by the White House after tweeting that Donald Trump is "unfit" for office. We talk to him about the rules when it comes to communicating about Iran on social media. 

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Meanwhile, the outgoing US administration is set to designate Yemen's Houthi rebels as a foreign terrorist organisation. This comes years into a civil conflict that has plunged the country into a humanitarian crisis.

Finally, over recent days in Lebanon, a surge in Covid-19 cases has been overwhelming hospitals. Authorities have tightened a nationwide lockdown, including an 11-day, 24-hour curfew.

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