3 Jan 2020

‘Iran’s top priority is to force US out of Iraq’, says former policy adviser Vali Nasr

Europe Editor and Presenter

We asked the Foreign Office for an interview, but no one was available from the government. In a statement earlier today the Foreign Secretary urged all parties to de-escalate, saying “further conflict is in none of our interests”.

We speak to Mustafa Salim, in Baghdad for the Washington Post, a US former senior policy adviser to the President’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Vali Nasr, who’s in Washington DC, Emma Sky, who was adviser to the former Commanding General of US Forces in Iraq, and Kamel Wazne, the  foreign policy analyst close to Hezbollah, who’s in Beirut.