9/21/17 Trita Parsi on the potential dangers of escalating tensions with Iran

President of the National Iranian American Council Trita Parsi returns to the show to discuss the Iran Nuclear Deal and what’s at stake should the Trump administration attempt to nix the deal and why his bellicose approach to Iran could have significant consequences. Parsi explains Congress’s role in the life of the deal, and why even a Republican-controlled Congress might be hesitant to kill the deal.

Trita Parsi is the president of the National Iranian American Council and the author of “Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy.” Parsi is the recipient of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. Follow him on Twitter: @tparsi.

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2 thoughts on “9/21/17 Trita Parsi on the potential dangers of escalating tensions with Iran”

    1. John Ellis

      The Monroe Doctrine still has every revolutionary in the Americas quacking in fear, as evidenced by the way Canada and European parliaments are beginning to sanction Venezuela for daring to create a Constitution most unfriendly to our Empire way of doing things.

      Russia and China are not acting in their best interest in agreeing to sanction little and helpless North Korea for having a nuke or two that could barely fly over the demilitarized 38th parallel, but that is how it goes when Empire has it’s privilege.

      But still, in the eight year war between Iraq and Iran when U.S. and England supplied chemical and biological weapons to Iraq that killed thousands in Iran, surely Iran could not have won in a more decisive way.

      Our invasion and decade of occupation in Iraq, what a boost did it give Iran.

      Our Empire invasion, occupation and stealing land at gunpoint perversion of Palestine, if our goal was to turn all of the European and African Continuant into a terrorist playground, congratulations.

      Trading Western war materials for Gulf states oil, the nations destroyed would include but not be limited to,
      Palestine
      Syria
      Lebanon
      Libya
      Bahrain
      Iraq
      Yemen

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