Are the U.S. and Iran inching closer to war?

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Iran’s foreign minister said on Sunday that he would not be sitting down with his American counterpart at the UN General Assembly this week. This comes after an attack on Saudi oil fields, which the U.S. alleges was the work of Iran. The U.S. recently imposed tougher sanctions on Iran that Iran’s leader claims were "desperation."

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Guest:
Robin Wright - joint fellow at the US Institute of Peace and Woodrow Wilson Center, and contributing writer for the New Yorker - @wrightr

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski