Soleimani assassination: The spectre of retaliation
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This week, we focus on the latest escalation between Tehran and Washington after a top Iranian commander, Qassem Soleimani, was killed in a US drone strike. Throughout the show we're joined by Mohammad Ali Shabani, a doctoral researcher at SOAS University of London who focuses on relations between Iran and Iraq. He explains why Soleimani's death matters so much and whether de-escalation is possible.