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Foreign Correspondents

Ep.173 - U.S.-Iran Conflict

World Ch. Schedule : TUE 22:30 KST

Date : 2020-01-14

Foreign Correspondents Ep.173 - U.S.-Iran Conflict
U.S. Assassinates Elite Member of Iran's Power Circle
What is the impact of the U.S.-Iran conflict on the Korean Peninsula?

Clouds of war are gathering over the U.S. and Iran. On January 3rd, the United States struck the main airport in Baghdad, Iraq, killing the powerful and influential Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani. General Soleimani was commander of the Quds Force under the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a paramilitary organization, and as such was known as Iran’s post powerful military figure. For his killing, militant groups in neighboring Shi'ite countries declared they would exact bloody revenge. President Trump responded that he would be imposing additional economic sanctions on Iran. Meanwhile, it is expected that America's tough response to Iran will have an effect on its dialogue with North Korea. Some say the killing of General Soleimani is an indirect warning to the North. This week on Foreign Correpondents, we'll look at the U.S.-Iran tensions and their causes, and discuss the impact those tensions could have on the Korean Peninsula.

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Ann Babe / U.S. News & World Report
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