Iran

  • December 9, 2011  

    In other news Friday, the family of missing retired FBI agent Robert Levinson has released a video sent by his unidentified captors, in hopes of helping to free him. Levinson vanished in 2007 in Iran. Also, Iranian state television showed pictures of what it said was a largely intact U.S. drone in its possession. Continue reading

  • November 30, 2011  

    In other news Wednesday, public-sector employees in Britain staged their largest national strike in decades to protest pension curbs. They walked off the job is hospitals, schools and elsewhere, although airports were less affected. Also, police in Los Angeles and Philadelphia cleared anti-Wall Street encampments. Continue reading

  • November 29, 2011  

    In other news Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is reassessing his run for the White House. He spoke to staffers after an Atlanta woman claimed she’d had a 13-year affair with him. Also, protesters in Iran stormed the British Embassy. Continue reading

  • November 21, 2011  

    In other news Monday, a man accused of plotting to bomb New York City police stations and post offices remained in custody. Jose Pimental, who was under surveillance for at least a year, was arrested over the weekend. Also, Spain’s new ruling party came under pressure to spell out its plans to rescue the country’s economy. Continue reading

  • November 9, 2011  

    In other news Wednesday, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed his country will continue to build up its nuclear program but said it does not intend to build weapons. The U.N. nuclear agency reported Tuesday that Iran is conducting tests that would enable it to build nuclear arms. Continue reading

  • November 8, 2011   BY Larisa Epatko 

    In the days after the U.S. Embassy and its staffers were taken hostage in Tehran in 1979, the United States invoked an obscure law and declared Iran a threat to its national security. Thirty-two years later, amid a new U.N. report that Iran is still pushing a nuclear weapons program and allegations that it tried to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Washington, President Obama has renewed the declaration that the clerical regime is still a threat. Continue reading

  • November 8, 2011  

    The International Atomic Energy Agency has been trying for years to monitor the Iranian program and determine if it is trying to develop nuclear weapons. Ray Suarez discusses the agency’s latest report with former U.N. weapons inspector David Albright. Continue reading

  • October 13, 2011  

    At a news conference Thursday, President Obama addressed the alleged Iran-backed terror plot to murder the Saudi ambassador to Washington, warning, “There are going to be consequences.” Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • October 13, 2011  

    American ambassadors around the world are alerting governments in their host nations about the ongoing investigation into the alleged Iran-backed assassination plot in the United States. Jeffrey Brown discusses the latest developments with Joby Warrick of The Washington Post and Daniel Brumberg of the U.S. Institute of Peace. Continue reading

  • October 12, 2011  

    In other news Wednesday, the U.S. stepped up a diplomatic assault on Iran over an alleged plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to Washington. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned Iran in unusually strong terms. Also in Detroit, a Nigerian man pleaded guilty to trying to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day, 2009. Continue reading