Iran and Congress: The Mideast Mess Gets Messier Still

Noting that the US doesn’t have enough on its plate, Trump has decided to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, though it’s up to Congress to decide what that means. With no shortage of bad behavior from Tehran in its own neighborhood, sabotaging the deal risks giving this “new Cold War” a nuclear component. Peter and Muni look at possible scenarios and outcomes with Jake Sullivan, former Deputy Assistant to President Obama and one of the architects of the Iran deal.

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