Iran

  • March 8, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, an American tourist was killed and a dozen Israelis were wounded in a wave of attacks by Palestinian militants in the cities of Jaffa and Jerusalem. Also, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has test-fired a series of ballistic missiles in recent days — action that U.S. officials said may violate a UN prohibition, though it does not break the recent nuclear agreement. Continue reading

  • February 29, 2016  

    Iran’s election results show modest gains for reformists and moderates in Parliament, but experts remain cynical about prospects for real change, especially since many conservative and hardline candidates also managed big wins. Judy Woodruff talks to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for more on what the elections really represent. Continue reading

  • February 27, 2016  

    Officials in Iran are counting the votes in its first national election since agreeing to its nuclear disarmament deal with the U.S. and other world powers. Cliff Kupchan, chairman of the Eurasia Group, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, for analysis. Continue reading

  • February 27, 2016  

    The U.S. has imposed hundreds of sanctions against Iran for more than 30 years to temper the country’s nuclear ambitions. And even though the sanctions against Iran were eased with January’s nuclear disarmament deal, rules about how people in the U.S. can interact with Iran remain virtually unchanged. And their enforcement has brought harsh consequences. NewsHour’s Ivette Feliciano reports. Continue reading

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    While experts agree that the U.S. government never intended for sanctions against Iran to burden Iranian-Americans, some critics say the collateral effects snare those living in the U.S. — even after January’s nuclear deal.
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  • February 26, 2016  

    Millions of Iranians cast their votes Friday afternoon for the country’s new Parliament, as well as for the council that will choose the next Supreme Leader. Though the government has blocked thousands of reformist candidates from running, moderates hope to chip away at the hard-liners dominating Iran’s political scene. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Thomas Erdbrink of the New York Times for more. Continue reading

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    Iranians voted in parliamentary elections on Friday in what some are calling a referendum on Iran’s signing of an international agreement to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of some sanctions, and on other moderate moves made by the current president. Continue reading

  • February 19, 2016  

    Iranians will go to the polls next week to choose a new Parliament, as well as select the council that will in turn choose the country’s next Supreme Leader after Ayatollah Khamenei’s death. But how will the recent nuclear deal with the U.S. affect voting? William Brangham talks to NPR’s Steve Inskeep, who has just returned from a research trip in Iran, for more on the political scene there. Continue reading

  • The pursuit of peace in Syria may require the United States and Iran to break new ground in their increasingly comfortable diplomatic relationship. Continue reading

  • February 10, 2016  

    America’s top intelligence officials brought an updated assessment of worldwide threats to the U.S. to Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Their top concerns included cyber attacks, the Islamic State group, the war in Syria, North Korea’s nuclear activities and a resurgent Russia. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with David Cohen, deputy director of the CIA, to explore the current geopolitical instability. Continue reading