Iran Relations Tense After Terrorist Attack and Hostilities at the UN

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President Donald Trump addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. Richard Drew / AP Photo
APTOPIX Trump United Nations
President Donald Trump addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. Richard Drew / AP Photo

Iran Relations Tense After Terrorist Attack and Hostilities at the UN

On Saturday, a gunman opened fire on a crowd killing 29 people at a parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz. The attack was claimed by an Arab separatist group with alleged ties to Saudi Arabia. Some are speculating that the attack was part of a plan by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to force Iran to retaliate. The Trump administration has doubled down on the U.S. alliance with Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Israel, and comments from his top advisers have fueled speculation that the U.S. wants to get involved in a possible war. President Donald Trump spoke at the U.N. General Assembly today, stating he would not meet with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, despite tension over the nuclear trade deal. During the speech, he urged countries to further isolate Iran. Joining us to discuss is Ahmad Sadri, a professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Lake Forest College.