Nuclear Program

  • 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

  • February 29, 2012  

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said North Korea’s agreement to suspend its nuclear program in exchange for U.S. food aid was "a modest first step in the right direction." Judy Woodruff, The Korea Society’s Donald Gregg and Georgetown University’s Balbina Hwang discuss the implications for multinational disarmament talks. Continue reading

  • February 20, 2012  

    In other news Monday, Eurozone finance ministers decided at a meeting in Brussels that Greece must implement more austerity measures before they approve a $171 billion bailout package to avoid defaulting on its debts. Also, U.N. inspectors began a two-day visit to Iran to press for information on Tehran’s nuclear program. Continue reading

  • February 17, 2012  

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the world’s major powers are reviewing a formal response to a letter from Iran suggesting serious interest in talks about the country’s nuclear program. Ray Suarez discusses the possibility of talks with the Council on Foreign Relations’ Ray Takeyh and Flynt Leverett of RaceforIran.com. Continue reading

  • February 15, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, congressional negotiators worked to sort out details on extending the payroll tax cut through the end of this year. The $100 billion cost will be added to the national debt. A final vote could come Friday. Also, Iran made claims of sweeping progress in its efforts to produce nuclear fuel. Continue reading

  • February 6, 2012  

    In other news Monday, President Obama imposed new sanctions on Iran and its central bank to increase pressure on the country’s regime over its nuclear program. Also, a deep freeze paralyzed much of Eastern Europe for another day. The cold wave is more than a week old with no immediate end in sight. Continue reading

  • January 18, 2012  

    Tehran claimed Wednesday that Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, had received a letter from President Obama containing threats and an offer of new talks. Margaret Warner reports on the rising tension between the two countries, as well as allusions of military confrontation. Continue reading

  • January 18, 2012  

    Riding on more sanctions and rhetoric, tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to escalate. Margaret Warner discusses whether the U.S. and Iran appear to be sliding into war with Tufts University’s Vali Nasr and Dennis Ross, who served in the National Security Council and State Department in four administrations. Continue reading