Iran

  • NEWSHOUR WEEKEND
    October 12, 2013   BY Kristin Miller 

    Nicky Nodjoumi’s artwork walks a fine line between art and politics. After the ousting of the Shah in 1979, the new Khomeini regime began strictly regulating artistic expression. Nodjoumi was exiled after a Tehrab exhibition in 1980."They saw the show and they labeled me as anti-revolution, anti-Khomeini, and anti-regime." Continue reading

  • October 3, 2013   BY News Desk 

    Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman warned Senate lawmakers the government shutdown is impacting the enforcement of crippling economic sanctions against Iran. She testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “Let me assure you that we will … Continue reading

  • October 3, 2013  

    In our news wrap Thursday, at least 114 people died after a boat crowded with hundreds of migrants from Africa sank off Italy. Also, Secretary of State John Kerry defended the option of diplomacy with Iran on its nuclear program despite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s warning about trusting Iran’s new president. Continue reading

  • October 2, 2013  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the Iranian parliament officially endorsed President Hassan Rouhani’s effort to open dialogue with the West on that country’s nuclear program. Also, new footage from last month’s Nairobi mall attack shows only four men carrying automatic weapons — not the 10 to 15 authorities initially claimed. Continue reading

  • October 1, 2013  

    On the floor of the UN General Assembly, Israel’s prime minister pushed back against Iran’s recent charm offensive. Netanyahu issued a strong denunciation of Iran’s nuclear program and vowed to prevent that nation from getting nuclear weapons. Margaret Warner reports on the response to comments by Netanyahu and President Obama. Continue reading

  • September 30, 2013  

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the Oval Office to warn President Barack Obama not to be swayed by Iran’s recent change in diplomatic tone and to keep economic sanctions against the nation in place. Margaret Warner talks to Judy Woodruff about Israel’s concerns over recent diplomatic overtures by Iran. Continue reading

  • September 27, 2013   BY News Desk 

    MORE: President Obama speaks to Iran's Rouhani, says he believes resolution to nuclear concerns is possible: http://t.co/fRiff3ssAY -RAS — The Associated Press (@AP) September 27, 2013 Iranian President Rouhani’s offical Twitter account just posted this comment: In phone convo, President … Continue reading

  • September 27, 2013  

    At the United Nations General Assembly, two diplomatic breakthroughs emerged: a draft resolution to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons, plus an agreement among the permanent members of the U.N. security council with Iran to revive negotiations over that country’s nuclear programs. Margaret Warner reports from New York. Continue reading

  • September 27, 2013  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor at The National Review, join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top news, including the standoff in Congress over a federal spending bill, consequences of a government shutdown, warming U.S. relations with Iran’s president and a UN breakthrough on Syria. Continue reading

  • September 26, 2013  

    Top officials from the U.S. and Iran met for the first time in 30 years. How serious is Iran about making a deal with the international community on their nuclear program? Judy Woodruff talks to Flynt Leverett of Penn State University, Suzanne Maloney of Brookings Institution and former CIA case officer Reuel Marc Gerecht. Continue reading