No need for Euro-missile defense if Iran deal success – Lavrov

The Russian Foreign Minister’s comment that the Iran nuclear deal quashes the reasons for America to build a missile defence shield in Eastern Europe. Russia’s long-regarded the radar as a national security threat, but the US thinks it necessary to protect against so-called ‘rogue states’ – like Iran. Anoush Ehteshami, a Professor of International Relations and Head of the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University, joins RT to discuss this issue.

‘Israel demands Iran’s surrender, but such deal won’t last’ – ex-US State Dept envoy

The world’s diplomatic elite have descended on Geneva amid cautious hopes for a deal with Iran, over its uranium enrichment program. Optimism about a potential deal is unevenly divided between the 6 countries participating in the talks, which are now in their fourth day. For more on the nuclear talks in Geneva RT joined by John Limbert, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iran. He was also was one of the diplomats held hostage in the U.S. embassy in Tehran over 30 years ago. READ MORE

Escobar: Spin war started in Geneva, but world needs to follow deal

World powers and Iran have reached an historic nuclear deal – ending a decade-long deadlock over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. The breakthrough came on the fifth day of intense talks – after the Foreign Ministers from all six negotiating countries and Iran narrowed down the remaining obstacles in Geneva. Despite hailing the deal with Iran, US President Obama said the majority of American sanctions against Tehran will stay in place. Asia Times Correspondent Pepe Escobar joins RT to discuss this issue.

Diplomatic Acrobatics: Obama signs Iran deal, cops flak from hawks, Israel

World powers agreed on a groundbreaking deal with Iran, but despite winning praise around the globe, the historic agreement failed to get a unanimous welcome in the US, let alone its close ally Israel. RT’s Washington correspondent Gayane Chichakyan takes a look at how despite diplomatic triumph, the Obama administration has found itself between a rock and a hard place.

New Wikileak: Trans-pacific trade deal revealed, dubbed anti-consumer for mega-corp bias

Wikileaks has published part of the draft of a U.S.-brokered international trade deal – whose exact wording has been kept secret for years. The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, or TPP, is expected to encompass 11 nations, representing about 40 percent of the world’s GDP. READ MORE