Iran

  • January 2, 2012  

    In other news Monday, Iran test-fired an improved cruise missile, adding to tensions with the United States, Europe and Israel. The missile test was part of war games that have focused on the vital Strait of Hormuz. Also, security was tighter than usual at the Rose Parade as Occupy protesters marched after the parade ended. Continue reading

  • December 28, 2011  

    In other news Wednesday, the United States warned Iran not to block oil traffic from the Persian Gulf. Iran had threatened this week to close the crucial Strait of Hormuz if the West embargoes Iranian oil. Also, the latest poll in the GOP presidential race reshuffled the standings, making Mitt Romney the new Iowa front-runner. Continue reading

  • December 14, 2011  

    On Wednesday, Secretary of State Clinton spoke with Jim Lehrer about how foreign policy decisions can tie into economic and job growth. Their discussion was part of the “Innovation and the Global Marketplace” symposium in Washington, hosted in partnership with Intel, The Innovation Economy and The Aspen Institute. Continue reading

  • December 12, 2011   BY Larisa Epatko  

    In an interview with Jeffrey Brown — airing in full on Monday’s NewsHour — British Foreign Secretary William Hague said the UK will issue further sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, and that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should step down because of the government’s bloody crackdown on protesters. Continue reading

  • 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