GENEVA — The United States and Iran are working on a two-phase deal that clamps down on Tehran’s nuclear program for at least a decade before providing it leeway over the remainder of the agreement to slowly ramp up activities that could be used to make weapons.
Monday was the deadline for a nuclear agreement with Iran, but instead of a deal there was a new extension. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani praised the progress so far, but some leading Republican senators issued a joint statement on increasing sanctions. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports potential challenges ahead. Continue reading
With the deadline for a deal on Tehran’s nuclear program just days away, talks are on between U.S and Iranian negotiators in Vienna. How likely is it that they can bridge the gap between their demands by Monday? Hari Sreenivasan talks to David Sanger of The New York Times. Continue reading
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told the PBS NewsHour’s chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner on Friday that Iran would “accept” President Barack Obama’s promise to lift sanctions in ongoing negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, rather than holding out for congressional action. Continue reading
In March 2011, a magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake shook Japan, triggering a catastrophic tsunami and nuclear disaster. Since then, PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles O’Brien has provided some of the most in-depth reporting on the subject to-date. He has traveled … Continue reading
WASHINGTON — World powers and Iran still face significant gaps in their negotiations to curb Tehran’s nuclear program, foreign ministers said Tuesday while forging ahead with efforts to secure a deal that could finally bridge a decades-long diplomatic chasm between the Islamic republic and the West.
VIENNA — The top U.S. and Iranian diplomats searched Monday for a breakthrough in nuclear talks, their efforts complicated by crises across the Middle East and beyond that have Washington and Tehran aligned in some places but often opposed. The … Continue reading
For years, Iran has been an archenemy of the United States. Now, with alliances blurred in the Mideast, the two countries are talking about how to stop an offensive in Iraq by al-Qaida-inspired insurgents. Continue reading
President Barack Obama was in The Netherlands and Belgium on Tuesday for meetings with global leaders and for the Nuclear Security Summit. President Barack Obama said the United States is concerned about further encroachment by Russia into Ukraine during a … Continue reading
Airmen responsible for missile operations at Minot Air Force Base would have failed their portion of a major inspection in March 2013 but managed a “marginal” rating because their poor marks were blended with the better performance of support staff – like cooks and facilities managers – and they got a boost from the base’s highly rated training program. The “marginal” rating, the equivalent of a “D” in school, was reported previously. Now, details of the low performance by the launch officers, or missileers, entrusted with the keys to missiles have been revealed.