Politically they’re at daggers drawn, each declaring the other enemy number one. Could there be a diplomatic way out of a stand-off that threatens the entire Middle East? Is all-out war inevitable – or could these two ancient nations, and vibrant cultures, one day even find a way to make peace?
Opinion Soup will be joined by Emanuele Ottolenghi, author of Under a Mushroom Cloud: Europe, Iran and the Bomb, Professor Ali Ansari, director of the Institute for Iranian Studies at St. Andrews University, Hagai M Segal, award-winning lecturer and consultant on Middle Eastern affairs, and Azadeh Moaveni, author of Lipstick Jihad. Chaired by Jonathan Freedland.