Mark Johnson, retired ambassador and director of the Montana World Affairs Council on the University of Montana campus, comments on the re-election of Barack Obama and the middle east.

Johnson says the tense relationship between the leaders of the U.S. and Israel will have to be improved now that Obama has been re-elected. He said sanctions against Iran have resulted in devastating damage to the Iranian economy through a decrease in oil production and the devaluation of Iran's currency.

Johnson says the first trip the President will make after his inauguration will be to the middle east.

He comments on the situation in Syria, Egypt and especially Turkey in the interview below.

Montana World Affairs Council director Mark Johnson