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FEATURING MEDEA BENJAMIN – The Trump administration has made it one of its top foreign policy priorities to undo its predecessor’s nuclear deal with Iran. Barack Obama counted as one of his top foreign policy successes, a hard-won agreement with a nation that was once considered part of a US-defined “Axis of Evil.”

Iran is a deeply misunderstood country in the US. Despite the presence of a rich Iranian American community, non-Iranians in the US know little about the struggles between democracy, monarchy, and theocracy inside Iran. More importantly we rarely hear the context of foreign interference in Iran’s affairs whether it be the British thirst for Iranian oil or the US CIA’s coup efforts.

To address that dearth of history, Medea Benjamin has written a new primer on Iran.

Click here to find out more about the book.

Medea Benjamin, Co-founder of human rights group Global Exchange and the peace organization CODEPINK. She is a long-time political activist who has also written a number of books including Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of the Unjust, Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control and more. Her new book is called Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran

**This segment was originally broadcast in June 2018.

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