Here is another interesting interview by The Real News network.
"The US has imposed a new round of sanctions on Russia over the Skripal poisoning in Britain, despite the absence to date of evidence. This follows the reimposition of Iran sanctions following Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. The sanctions will further bleed the targeted countries, but could they backfire? We speak to journalist and best-selling author Max Blumenthal."
I am certainly no diplomat.  But it's pretty clear when one guy is trying his darnedest to pick a fight with another guy.  Or guys.

Nothing brings a people into line, and distracts them from other issues, and opens opportunities for silencing dissent, like the threat of war.

You may find this interview at The Real News here.