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Episode Info: Republican U.S. Senator Bob Corker, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, suggests Donald Trump's reckless comments on North Korea and Iran and other issues could be setting the nation 'on the path to World War III.' Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy says we should take Corker's -- and Trump's -- words much more seriously. Well, we do. Every day. Today we discuss how, even as the President continues to threaten war with nuclear-armed North Korea, his own CIA argues North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is no threat to the US -- unless Trump forces him into a corner. At the same time, Trump continues to back Kim into a corner while undermining his own Sec. of State's diplomatic efforts. The claims that he's concerned about NK's nuclear program are difficult to accept while Trump seems dead set on undermining the very successful anti-nuclear agreement with Iran (and six other nations), despite his own top diplomatic and military officials stating repeatedly that Iran has been honoring the deal to the letter, since it was struck under President Obama in 2015. Breaking that agreement, as Trump is threatening to do, will only boost the political fortunes of hard-line clergy in Iran while undermining the moderates who have risen in the Iranian parliament and presidency in the wake of the deal. So why is Trump threatening to break that agreement? We're joined today by Dr. Trita Parsi of the National Iranian-American Council, which worked with the Obama White House to help shepherd the nuclear pact through Congress, about why Trump is vowing to decertify the deal and what the ramifications are likely to be both in the U.S. and Iran -- and even in North Korea. Finally, we're joined by Desi Doyen for the latest 'Green News Report' with updates on the apocalyptic wildfires in Northern California, the latest in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and the Trump EPA's hypocritical explanation for gutting the Obama 'Clean Power Plan' to reduce man-made greenhouse gas emissions that have helped fuel 2017's record hurricane season and the fires still blazing out of control in California...Read more ยป

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