The U.S. reimposes the first set of nuclear-related sanctions on Iran focusing on gold, the automotive sector, the sale of various metals, the purchase and selling of the Iranian Rial, and the purchasing of Iran's sovereign debt. The next big sanctions deadline looms in November and will target Iran's energy sector along with the Central Bank of Iran. Meanwhile, the protest movement inside Iran continues to grow with chants calling for regime change and ending the regime's foreign policy adventurism that squanders the country's capital. What impact will the return of sanctions have on the protestors who are already fed-up with the regime?
A car bomb near Masyaf, Syria kills Dr. Aziz Azbar, a senior scientist on his way to the Syrian Scientific Studies Research Center (SSRC), the state-run organization charged with the research and development of nuclear, chemical, biological, and missile-related technology. He was reportedly working on medium and long range missile systems. The Israelis, who have targeted Iranian assets near the SSRC several times in recent years, are believed to be behind the assassination. If so, what's the deeper story behind the action?
Turkey's problematic behavior continues to constitute a growing thorn in America's side. It nevertheless hopes to acquire the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter from the U.S. and S-400 air defense system from Russia, which is something the Trump administration should not allow. Matthew RJ Brodsky joins Secure Freedom Radio to discuss these critical developing topics.