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Why is Biden's Iran Policy the Same as Trump's?

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July 12th 2021

Assal Rad, a Senior Research Fellow at NIAC (the National Iranian American Council) joins Rania Khalek Dispatches to discuss the ongoing suffering of Iranians from US sanctions, the return to the Iran nuclear deal, and how little has actually changed under Biden as his team seems to escalate. TOPICS: 1:15 Has anything changed under Biden with regard to Iran? 5:21 Biden is using starvation sanctions as political leverage against Iran 11:13 How US sanctions crush average Iranians 19:39 Human rights hypocrisy 27:23 Media bias against Iran 36:06 Difficulty of operating in a sea of neocon and weapons industry funded think tanks 40:00 Hardliner vs reformist, Iranians are not a monolith 45:18 US decades of alienating Iran 47:13 Iran vs America's role and interests in the region 53:19 Dealing with Iranian regime change trolls, from monarchists to MEK 1:02:27 What shaped Assal Rad's political outlook? 1:06:28 What should Biden's policy be? » Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/BreakThroughNews -------------------------------- » Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BTnewsroom » Tweet us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BTnewsroom » Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/btnewsroom/ At Breakthrough News we believe in the power of independent media. Five mega-corporations dominate the media landscape — controlling 90% of what we read, watch and listen to. They control the news cycle, to which social media and even most “alternative” media is forced to respond. We are breaking through that cycle. We tell the untold stories of resistance from poor and working-class communities — because out of these stories we will construct a different narrative of the world, as it is and in real time. People’s movements in every corner of the globe are changing history and shifting consciousness. But these movements barely receive any coverage from the corporate media. They need visibility. They need amplification. They need a media arm to break through. We can be that media arm, but only with your help. Become a Patron and join us on the front lines in the battle of ideas. Subscribe and follow us! https://www.youtube.com/breakthroughnews @BTNewsroom #Iran #Biden #BreakThroughNews #BTnews #socialistnews #socialist #raniakhalek #eugenepuryear


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