Nuclear Program

  • 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 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

  • January 12, 2012  

    In the latest in a string of attacks in Iran targeting top nuclear officials, two assailants in Tehran Wednesday stuck a magnetic bomb on the car of a nuclear scientist, killing 32-year-old Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan and his driver. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • January 12, 2012  

    After Wednesday’s deadly attack on a nuclear scientist in Tehran, Jeffrey Brown discusses the unclear covert sabotage on Iran’s nuclear program with Ronen Bergman from the newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth and David Albright of the Institute for Science and International Security. Continue reading

  • January 11, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, assassins struck a new blow at Iran and its nuclear program. A hit-and-run bombing killed a top nuclear scientist in Tehran. Also, in Israel, the head of the military suggested that things might happen “unnaturally” to Iran in 2012. Continue reading

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