More fallout from the Iran deal, an assault on intelligence, and the fight over Socotra

May 10, 2018
PRI's The World

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Israelis sit in a coffee shop, watching a television broadcast of US President Donald Trump speaking at the White House, May 8, 2018.

Israelis sit in a coffee shop, watching a television broadcast of US President Donald Trump speaking at the White House, May 8, 2018.

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Amir Cohen/Reuters

A lot has happened in the Middle East in the past 36 hours. We'll get an update and try to untangle some of the knots. Plus, former CIA Director Michael Hayden says President Donald Trump keeps a "routine distance from the facts." And Arab governments are fighting over an island paradise in the Indian Ocean that few people have seen.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:

Artist: Sirom
Label: Tak:til
Song: Shadjam
Artist: Akshara
Label: Blue-Skinned God Records
Artist: Inscrypta
Label: Inscrypta
Song: Elias
Artist: Aliya Cycon Project
Label: Aliya Cycon Project
Song: Sinko Moy
Artist: The Turbans feat. The London Bulgarian Choir
Label: Six Degrees

Stories in this Edition

Justice

End of Iran nuclear deal cuts major diplomatic channel for Americans imprisoned in Iran

When Donald Trump pulled the US out of the Iran nuclear agreement, it cut a major diplomatic channel to Iran: Diplomats from Europe, China, Russia, the US and Iran would meet every three months. Family members of American citizens imprisoned in Iran viewed these quarterly meetings as a chance for their loved ones to be discussed and possibly freed.

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