"The countdown to the annihilation of the Zionist regime has begun."
A "mad dog" strategy might work for the US and Israel, but it could also backfire against both countries with potentially egregious human costs.
"Injurious measures against the nuclear agreement have reached such a point that there is no way left for Iran but to counteract," Ali Larijani says.
On this episode, Trita Parsi, the president of the National Iranian American Council and Washington Post reporter Ruth Eglash join us.
Rafsanjani: At the time that we started, we were at war and we were looking to have this capability [the nuclear bomb] for the day that our enemy would want to resort to the nuclear bomb.
Former President John F. Kennedy delivered a major address at same venue in 1963 proposing diplomacy and joint denuclearization with the Soviet Union.
Energy minister takes umbrage at Ernest Moniz's comment that if he were Israeli, he would support the Iran deal.
Putin tells PM that Iran deal will make Middle East more secure.
US president says that nuclear deal does not mean that Washington will turn a blind eye to Iran's support for terrorism and proxies that destabilize the Middle East.
The United Nations Security Council on Monday endorsed the deal to curb Iran's nuclear program in return for sanctions relief; Commander Mohammed Ali Jafari opposes resolution.