Iran

  • March 30, 2012  

    In other news Friday, the Obama administration is moving ahead with tough new sanctions on Iran, issuing a statement saying there was enough oil in world markets to allow countries to rely less on Iran’s supply. The U.S. also imposed sanctions against Syria, targeting three of the country’s top defense and security officials. Continue reading

  • March 28, 2012  

    Israeli leaders say time is running short for diplomatic and non-military responses to Iran’s nuclear program. Margaret Warner asks experts and journalists how an Israeli military strike against Iran might be carried out and what the repercussions could be. Continue reading

  • March 26, 2012  

    Ahead of the nuclear summit Monday in Seoul, President Obama met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and discussed prospects for further nuclear reductions for both nations. Judy Woodruff discusses nuclear issues with Ploughshares Fund President Joseph Cirincione and nuclear proliferation expert Stephen Rademaker. Continue reading

  • March 12, 2012   BY  

    Protests across North Africa and the Middle East gained steam after revolts toppled leaders in Tunisia and Egypt in early 2011. Track all of the unrest in our interactive timeline.

  • March 7, 2012  

    Iran’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency said Wednesday that plans for talks about its nuclear program were progressing at a meeting in Vienna — a sign of confidence prompted after the U.S., France, Britain, Germany, Russia and China agreed to Iran’s offer of a diplomatic initiative. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • March 7, 2012  

    President Obama said Tuesday he still hopes Iran’s nuclear threat could be resolved diplomatically. Jeffrey Brown explores potential diplomatic solutions to growing tensions between the U.S., Iran and Israel with the Brookings Institution’s Suzanne Maloney and The Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Mehdi Khalaji. Continue reading

  • March 5, 2012  

    President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Monday at the White House to discuss possible solutions to threats from Iran’s nuclear program, pledging unity but signalling tension over how to proceed. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading

  • March 5, 2012  

    President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showed some areas of disagreement Monday over potential solutions to an Iranian nuclear threat, disputing whether diplomacy or military action would be a better move. Gwen Ifill and guests discuss how the leaders are dealing with their differences. Continue reading

  • March 2, 2012  

    In other news Friday, crowds turned out for protests in 18 of Yemen’s 21 provinces calling for officers loyal to the country’s ousted leader be purged from the armed forces. In Iran, voters cast ballots in a parliamentary election that’s expected to reinforce the rule of Islamic hardliners. Continue reading

  • February 24, 2012  

    In other news Friday, at least seven more people were killed in Afghanistan over the burning of Qurans at a U.S. military base, making the death toll 20 since Tuesday. Also, the U.N. nuclear agency concluded Iran tripled its production of higher-grade enriched uranium in recent months. Continue reading