Iran has allegedly carried out a test launch of the supercavitating Hoot torpedo in the Strait of Hormuz, multiple Pentagon officials have told NBC and Fox. This is the first test of the experimental underwater technology since February 2015.
Iran said it had to go into Iraq and Syria because it is facing a direct threat from terrorism, and prevent radicals from hitting the country. The US said the same thing before invading Iraq and Afghanistan, former Pentagon official Michael Maloof told RT.
If Iran is a ‘failed state’ as Sean Spicer referred, why has the US been unable to overthrow the political establishment, which has been the goal of numerous US administrations, asks Hamed Mousavi, political science professor at the University of Tehran.
Despite growing tensions, Washington is unlikely to simply abandon the Iran nuclear deal, but will rather use sanctions and accusations to provoke the Islamic Republic into withdrawing from it, a former member of Iran’s National Security Council told RT.
If President Trump is honest in ending extremism, he has to stop supporting the Saudi war in Yemen, promoting Wahhabism as an ideology, and funding extremist groups, said Prof. Seyed Mohammad Marandi, political analyst at the University of Tehran.
Former Defense Secretary William Cohen told RT’s Larry King what he thinks of President Trump’s Cabinet picks, why he is uncomfortable with the president’s decision making, and what he thinks of putting Iran on notice.