Episode 4: The Art of the (Iran Nuclear) Deal
After the Trump administration withdrew the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal and imposed the toughest ever sanctions against the Tehran, it seems to many that the president is seeking a pretext for war. Trump threatened “the official end of Iran” if the U.S. were provoked. The Iranian foreign minister condemned such “genocidal taunts,” and accused the U.S. of provocations. Trita Parsi, the author of several books on U.S.-Iranian relations, helps us make sense of the most recent tensions.
Trita Parsi is the founder and former president of the National Iranian American Council, and the 2010 recipient of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving the World Order. His latest book is Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy.