Dealing With Iran: The Nuclear Deal And Proxy War With Saudi Arabia

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley walks in front recovered segments of an Iranian rocket during a press briefing at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. Haley says "undeniable" evidence proves Iran is violating international law by funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen. Haley unveiled recently declassified evidence including segments of missiles launched at Saudi Arabia from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen.
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley walks in front recovered segments of an Iranian rocket during a press briefing at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. Haley says "undeniable" evidence proves Iran is violating international law by funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen. Haley unveiled recently declassified evidence including segments of missiles launched at Saudi Arabia from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen. AP Photo/Cliff Owen
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley walks in front recovered segments of an Iranian rocket during a press briefing at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. Haley says "undeniable" evidence proves Iran is violating international law by funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen. Haley unveiled recently declassified evidence including segments of missiles launched at Saudi Arabia from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen.
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley walks in front recovered segments of an Iranian rocket during a press briefing at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. Haley says "undeniable" evidence proves Iran is violating international law by funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen. Haley unveiled recently declassified evidence including segments of missiles launched at Saudi Arabia from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen. AP Photo/Cliff Owen

Dealing With Iran: The Nuclear Deal And Proxy War With Saudi Arabia

Iran’s proxy war with Saudi Arabia is heating up in Yemen, Syria and Iraq. The countries are also in political brinkmanship in Lebanon. For these reasons, and for Iran’s support of Hezbollah, many of the Arab states, Israel and the West, consider Iran a threat.

President Donald Trump says he wants to “tear up” the July 2015 agreement between Iran and the P5 +1 (US, UK, Russia, China, France, plus Germany) to limit the country’s nuclear weapons capability.

To give us analysis on the geopolitics of dealing with Iran is Ahmad Sadri, professor of Islamic World Studies and Sociology at Lake Forest College. His new book is Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings.