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

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."



  • Robin Wright - contributing writer at The New Yorker magazine, and a joint fellow at U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson Center - @wrightr