5/18/18 Trita Parsi on the Iran Deal and his Black Cube Ordeal
Trita Parsi returns to the show to discuss his experience as the target of a Black Cube investigation into the grounds of the JCPOA or Iran Nuclear Deal. Parsi sets the scene of the fishing phone call he received and what he found most disturbing about the entire experience. Scott and Parsi then discuss the consequences of Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran Deal. According to Parsi, no one can fully appreciate the true importance of the deal and the expert diplomacy required to make the deal possible. He then shares his worry that, whether Trump knows it or not, this decision pushes the United States that much closer to war with Iran, and Iran that much closer to deciding to finally pursue a nuclear weapon.
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