There can be no doubt that Syria and Iran were among the topics discussed by Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin during their summit meeting in Helsinki. What is in doubt is the outcome of those discussions. A free forum ~ join us!
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s rant against Iran on Sunday accused the leadership of that country of hoarding the country’s wealth, behaving like a mafia, and being hypocritical clergymen. While these allegations are not without basis in fact, Pompeo’s own record undermines the critique.
Trump and Pompeo risk entrenching the hardline mullahs and Revolutionary Guards they most revile – and bringing closer the prospect of violent confrontation.
It is telling that Netanyahu, who has sought to undermine international diplomacy with Iran, was one of the only observers impressed by Trump’s inflammatory UN General Assembly speech.
Is some kind of confrontation with Iran -- on totally fabricated issues -- on the horizon? Veteran journalist Reese Erlich breaks down what's happening in Washington, Tehran and beyond.
Today there are four failing states and three ongoing wars in the MIddle East. Underneath all the conflict, there are two common actors: Saudi Arabia and Iran.