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Turkey, Not The U.S., Leads On Ukrainian Grain Deal

Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, and the U.N. successfully negotiated a deal to move grains from war-torn Ukraine. The fact that the U.S. wasn't there when this important agreement was made in Tehran and signed in Istanbul stood out.

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (L) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R)
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (L) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) sit at the start of the signature ceremony of an initiative on the safe transportation of grain and foodstuffs from Ukrainian ports, in Istanbul, on July 22, 2022. - As a first major agreement between the warring parties since the invasion, Ukraine and Russia are expected to sign a deal in Istanbul today to free up the export of grain from Ukrainian ports. The deal has been brokered by the UN and Turkey. (Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)

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