Donald Trump and Iran’s Supreme Leader
In our latest 15-minute Week in Review, I joined talkRADIO’s Paul Ross for a focus on Iran and the Middle East.
We begin with the possible confrontation between the Trump Administration and Iran, explaining why there could be conflict — but also why there is uncertainty because of in-fighting both in Washington and in Tehran.
The tension has “spillover” consequences, not least in Yemen’s deadly civil war with rival sides backed by Tehran and a Saudi-led coalition. We examine why the US-Iran saber-rattling is damaging hopes for a lasting ceasefire in a conflict which threatens millions.
We conclude with the situation in Syria, where a Russia-regime offensive against the opposition-held is bringing the prospect of — in the words of the UN — “humanitarian disaster.