New Concerns About U.S.- Iranian Relations

New Concerns About U.S.- Iranian Relations

A downed U.S. surveillance drone, targeted assassinations, and ongoing cyber warfare: Guest host Steve Roberts and a panel of experts explore the latest developments in the region and whether there is growing evidence of a covert war with Iran.

With U.S. forces set to exit Iraq by the end of the year, there are rising concerns about security in the volatile region. Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, and last week’s rampage on the British embassy by Iranian protesters have elevated tensions with the West. The U.S. Senate voted unanimously last week to impose the toughest sanctions yet on Iran, as Europe considered an oil embargo. Yesterday, Iran’s revolutionary guard troops were placed on high alert, and Tehran warned crude oil prices would double with a European embargo. Guest host Steve Roberts and a panel of experts explore the latest developments in the region and whether Israel and the U.S. are engaged in a covert war against Iran to disrupt its nuclear program.

Guests

Trita Parsi

president, National Iranian American Council; author of the forthcoming book "A Single Roll of the Dice - Obama's Diplomacy with Iran."

Reuel Marc Gerecht

senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, former Middle East specialist for the CIA

Robin Wright

journalist, foreign policy analyst at the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center, and author of "Rock the Casbah:Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World"

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