May 17, 2019

Trump Softens Escalating Iran War Rhetoric

By Richard Fontaine

The Trump administration is sounding warnings about Iran and building up force in the Persian Gulf, but the president's aversion to foreign intervention also weigh on his foreign policy. Richard Fontaine joins NPR's All Things Considered to discuss.

Listen to the full conversation on NPR's All Things Considered.

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