On COI #251, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman break down the latest Iran deal news, Senator Rand Paul’s support for the JCPOA, the ongoing genocide in Yemen, and the war industry’s profiteering.
Connor covers London settling decades old debts with Tehran, a new IAEA report on Iran’s uranium hexafluoride processing, the Ayatollah’s support for the JCPOA talks, and Ned Price’s attempts to dampen optimism on the agreement’s seemingly “imminent” finalization. Kyle talks about his new article running on Responsible Statecraft about Senator Paul’s break with Donald Trump and the GOP Senate’s otherwise unanimous opposition to the Iran nuclear deal.
Kyle discusses the latest developments on the ground in the Yemen war, the drastic uptick in Saudi air raids, the data on civilian targets hit as well as 161,000 Yemenis now facing famine. Kyle also details how the economic war on Russia will worsen conditions by raising the prices of food already scarce within besieged Yemen.
Connor talks about Washington’s plans to replenish weapons stocks sent to Ukraine, particularly the Javelin anti-tank systems and Stinger missiles. An idea currently being floated is to institute the Defense Production Act to rapidly ramp up manufacturing of these arms. The military-industrial complex is explicitly ecstatic at the prospects of further conflict and tensions in Yemen, the South China Sea, as well as the ongoing Ukraine war.