USC professor Muhammad Sahimi returns to the show to discuss his latest article “Deconstructing Neoconservatives’ Manifesto for War With Iran.” Sahimi debunks the misinformation and lies being spread by John Bolton and other neoconservatives about the Iran Deal, explains in detail the steps Iran has taken to ease tensions with the United States, and lists the many hypocrisies of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Sahimi hammers home the fact that, should the U.S. void the Iran Deal, no country in the future will have reason to trust that the United States will live up to its word in its international agreements. Sahimi and Scott then discuss Iran’s role (or lack thereof) in Yemen and finish with Sahimi documenting the history of the Iranian terrorist group MEK and its flirtation with prominent U.S. Congressmen and Senators.
Discussed on the show:
- “How to Get Out of the Iran Nuclear Deal,” by John Bolton (National Review)
- John Bolton
- “To Stop Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Iran” by John Bolton (New York Times)
- People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK)
- Iran-Iraq War
- American Freedom Defense Initiative (Stop Islamization of America)
- International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
- Disarmament of Libya
- “Why ISIS Won’t Take Baghdad” (The Daily Beast)
- “Behind Biden’s gaffe lie real concerns about allies’ role in rise of the Islamic State” (Washington Post)
- “We finally know what Hillary Clinton knew all along – US allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar are funding Isis,” by Patrick Cockburn (The Independent)
- “US watched ISIS rise in Syria and hoped to ‘manage’ it — Kerry on leaked tape,” by Philip Weiss (Mondoweiss.com)
- “Iran’s Nuclear Program and the New York Times,” by Muhammad Sahimi (Antiwar.com)
- “Top general says Iran complying with nuclear deal” (The Hill)
- “Shut Out of the White House, Iran Hawk Makes Public Appeal to Trump” (ForeignPolicy.com)
- “France’s President Defies Trump at the UN” (The Atlantic)
- “The Houthis Are Not Hezbollah” (ForeignPolicy.com)
- “Saudi Arabia Threatens Countries Over Yemen Investigation Vote” (Antiwar.com)
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