Background Briefing Ian Masters

We go to the U.K. to speak with David Hearst, the Editor of Middle East Eye where his latest article is “REVEALED: The secret U.S.-Iran deal that installed Khadhimi in Iraq“. We assess what could be an election “October Surprise” Trump is working behind the scenes to pull off having done a deal under the table with the Iranian regime to release frozen funds from a third party in exchange for Iran allowing the U.S.-friendly Prime Minister in Iraq Mustapha al-Khadhimi to be seated. While most analysts assume Trump wants to go to war with Iran, David Hearst reveals that Trump killed the nuclear deal largely because it had Obama’s name on it and Trump hopes to get a diplomatic win by putting his name of the same renegotiated, renamed deal, just as he did with NAFTA.