Ep.85 Escalating U.S.-Iran tensions add uncertainty to the Middle East
World Ch. Schedule : THU 22:30 KST
Date : 2020-01-16
The tensions between the U.S. and Iran had heightened when an American drone strike took out top Iranian general Soleimani on January 3rd.
Fears of an armed confrontation breaking out between the two sides have started to mount as Iran retaliated with missile attacks. But U.S. President Trump came out with a softer approach, imposing additional sanctions on Iran.
Despite the tensions having been dialed down, the geopolitical conflict, which is creating concerns as to how it would affect the world economy, still lingers in the region.
This week’s The Point, we take an in-depth look at the current status of the U.S.-Iran conflict and how it would be reflected in the world and the Korean economy.