18 May 2017

Iran’s proxy war – 900 miles away in Syria

President Trump heads to Saudi Arabia tomorrow for a weekend summit with more than fifty Arab and Muslim leaders. But not surprisingly Iran and its ally Syria have not been invited because of regional tensions.

The Saudis and Americans accuse Iran of “state-sponsored terrorism” for its support for the Shia-dominated regime of President Assad in Syria. And the Americans confirmed tonight that they had carried out an air strike against pro-government militia there, it is believed for the first time.

We report on Iran’s involvement in a war up to 900 miles away.