Iran’s ‘Nuclear Revenge’ for the Death of Soleimani. LISTEN

The U.S. may not have a coherent strategy for the Middle East, but Iran knows that keeping the nuclear agreement alive is its best chance for survival. Listen free

Black-clad Iranian women take part in an anti-U.S. rally in Tehran on January 4, 2020, to protest the killing of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani.
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On today's show: Host Simon Spungin is joined by Haaretz’s senior Middle East analyst, Zvi Bar’el, and by military affairs analyst, Amos Harel, to discuss the fallout from the United States’ assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Islamic Republic’s Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force.

We ask whether Soleimani was a legitimate target for an extrajudicial killing, how Iran will seek to avenge his death, what role Israel may or not have played in providing the intelligence for the operation and whether the Iranian nuclear deal can be brought back from the dead.

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We also take a broader look at the regional implications, from Israel’s northern border, where Iranian-controlled Hezbollah has amassed huge quantities of missiles, to Iraq, where the United States still has forces.

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