There were conflicting assessments of the Iranian nuclear negotiations in Switzerland, with some officials expressing cautious optimism and others saying the two sides are still far apart. Meanwhile, the Associated Press reported that a potential deal would cut Iran’s centrifuges by 40 percent for at least a decade, in exchange for the phasing out of U.S. economic sanctions. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that U.S. lawmakers won’t be able to change the terms of any nuclear agreement with Iran because it won’t be legally binding, a statement likely to inspire greater congressional opposition.
A Monday deadline looms for a nuclear deal between Iran and the West. Hari Sreenivasan is joined by NewsHour’s William Brangham, who reported from Iran earlier this year, and David Sanger of the New York Times via Skype, who is in Vienna covering the talks. Continue reading
In our news wrap Monday, a new video surfaced from the militant group Boko Haram in which the group’s leader claims responsibility for attacks never reported by the Nigerian government. The militant leader also offered to trade in kidnapped schoolgirls for jailed fighters. Also, Secretary of State John Kerry met one-on-one with his Iranian counterpart in continuing talks on Iran’s nuclear program. Continue reading
David Ignatius of The Washington Post recently traveled to Iran where he talked to both sides of the debate on the country’s negotiations with the West. He joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the perceptions of hard-liners, pragmatists and the general public, plus what challenges lie ahead for crafting a comprehensive deal. Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the week’s top news, including the short-term Iran nuclear agreement, the pope’s writings on capitalism, proposed changes to campaign finance rules and things to be grateful for. Continue reading