Trita Parsi returns to the show to discuss the Trump administration’s decision to decertify the Iran Deal and what comes next. Parsi outlines how the Trump administration is going to follow the path of the Iraq War by cooking intelligence and making claims of ties between the Iranians and al Qaeda. Ultimately Parsi believes this will come down to whether the American people believe the lies the White House is peddling.
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.
Discussed on the show:
- “White House ‘pressuring’ intelligence officials to find Iran in violation of nuclear deal,” by Julian Borger (The Guardian)
- Mike Pompeo
- Nikki Haley
- “Trump’s Top General Says Iran Honoring Nuke Deal” (ForeignPolicy.com)
- International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
- “Ron Paul Vs. Rick Santorum on Iran, Santorum Self destructs (8/11/11)” (YouTube)
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