The Heat: US-Iran Tensions

The Heat

Iranian President Rouhani has reacted strongly to U.S. President Trump and the new sanctions he announced against Iran earlier this week.

Rouhani called the sanctions – quote “outrageous and idiotic” and he said the White House is suffering from a mental disability.  Rouhani also accused the U.S. of being insincere in saying that it still wants to negotiate with Tehran.  President Trump lashed back on Twitter saying Iran does not understand reality. Trump warned that – quote- “Any attack by Iran on anything American will be met with great and overwhelming force. In some areas, overwhelming will mean obliteration.”

To discuss all of this:

  • Kaveh Afrasiabi is a political scientist, author and Iran expert.
  • John Sitilides is a geopolitical strategist and consultant to the U.S. State Department.
  • Negar Mortazavi is a journalist and consultant editor with the British online newspaper, The Independent.
  • Robert Rabil is a professor of political science at Florida Atlantic University.

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