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Trump vs. Iran: On the brink of war?

Long-simmering tensions between Washington and Tehran threaten to boil over. Iran has promised retribution for the US drone strike that killed a top general. Guests: Ali Fathollah-Nejad (Political Scientist), Matthew Karnitschnig (Politico), Andrea C. Hoffman (Focus)

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Matthew Karnitschnig, Chief Europe Correspondent for the US newspaper "Politico". He thinks: "President Trump has restored a modicum of order to the Middle East by making it clear to Iran’s leadership that it can’t act without impunity."



Ali Fathollah-Nejad, Iranian Political Scientist. He says: "Soleimani's killing was a major blow to the Islamic Republic. And it has opened Pandora's box, leading the Middle East into uncharted territory."




Andrea Claudia Hoffmann, Middle-East Expert from the German weekly magazine "Focus". Her opinion: "Killing General Suleimani has harmed US interests in the region and instead helped the Iranian regime."