Monday was the deadline for a nuclear agreement with Iran, but instead of a deal there was a new extension. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani praised the progress so far, but some leading Republican senators issued a joint statement on increasing sanctions. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports potential challenges ahead. Continue reading
Negotiations to curb Iran’s nuclear program failed to achieve a permanent agreement by Monday’s deadline, but Secretary of State John Kerry said some “new ideas surfaced” in the past few days and “we would be fools to walk away.” Continue reading
A Monday deadline looms for a nuclear deal between Iran and the West. Hari Sreenivasan is joined by NewsHour’s William Brangham, who reported from Iran earlier this year, and David Sanger of the New York Times via Skype, who is in Vienna covering the talks. Continue reading
With the deadline for a deal on Tehran’s nuclear program just days away, talks are on between U.S and Iranian negotiators in Vienna. How likely is it that they can bridge the gap between their demands by Monday? Hari Sreenivasan talks to David Sanger of The New York Times. Continue reading
LONDON — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held an unexpected second meeting in two days with a key Arab mediator in the Iran nuclear talks, part of a last-minute push to meet a Monday deadline for a deal that would ease the threat of the Islamic republic reaching the capability to produce atomic weapons.
While much attention has been paid to the military campaign against the Islamic State, an equally important U.S. battle is targeting their funding, gained mostly through ransom, extortion and theft. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner discusses efforts to stifle the militants’ financial fuel with David Cohen, Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. Continue reading
In 2009, journalist Maziar Bahari was held for months in solitary confinement in a Tehran prison after being charged with being a spy. He turned his real ordeal into a memoir, which has now been dramatized as “Rosewater,” a new movie by Jon Stewart. Jeffrey Brown talks to Bahari and Stewart about appreciating how humor can humanize brutality and the importance of protecting press freedoms. Continue reading
Having delivered pointed political barbs and satire about the media and much more since 1999, Jon Stewart took somewhat of a creative detour two summers ago. The movie “Rosewater” marks the screenwriting and directorial debut of “The Daily Show” host and executive producer, and brings to the screen the story of Stewart’s friend, journalist Maziar Bahari. Continue reading