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January 23rd, 2014
07:58 PM ET

Iran's rhetoric raises doubts about nuke deal

Tough talk from Iranian leaders contrasts with what the White House says is in the nuclear deal, so why won't the Obama administration release the text to set the record straight? CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta reports.


Filed under: Iran • Nuclear • President Obama
January 16th, 2014
07:41 PM ET

Full interview with Robert Gates, Part II

In an extensive interview with Wolf Blitzer, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates talks about the nuclear deal with Iran, his biggest regrets on the job, and the emotional toll the role has taken on him.

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Filed under: Interviews • Iran • Military • Robert Gates
January 13th, 2014
07:00 PM ET

Clock ticking on Iran nuclear deal

Over a month after the Iran nuclear deal was signed, the requirements will go into effect next week. But U.S. lawmakers are continuing to push for new sanctions, and their efforts may impact how effective the deal is. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.


Filed under: Congress • Iran • Jim Sciutto • Nuclear
December 11th, 2013
07:29 PM ET

The new Obama doctrine?

In his 2008 run for president, then-Senator Barack Obama promised that he would reach out to anyone who wanted to engage, including America's foes - and today, he's got a nuclear deal with Iran and a handshake with Cuba. Is Pres. Obama shifting his foreign policy to a reliance on diplomacy and discussion? CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.


Filed under: Cuba • foreign policy • Iran • President Obama • Situation Room
November 25th, 2013
07:13 PM ET

Rep. Rogers: Secret talks raise "unnecessary suspicions"

House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Rogers tells Wolf Blitzer that Congress was not told about secret talks with Iran that set the stage for the deal over Iran's nuclear program - and that the deal does not get enough concessions from Iran in return for an easing of sanctions that takes the pressure off the Iranian economy.


Filed under: Interviews • Iran • Mike Rogers
November 19th, 2013
06:55 PM ET

Rice: Iran deal is a good one

As negotiations between Iran and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany continue, the President's National Security Adviser Susan Rice tells Wolf Blitzer that the deal on the table is "a good one." Specifically, she says, it will roll back the Iranian nuclear program in key respects over a six-month period while increasing the transparency surrounding the program so that the Iranians "can't sneak out or break out." And while some question easing sanctions on Tehran, Rice says the "sanctions architecture" will remain in place so that the relief will be "limited, modest, temporary, and reversible" - less than $10 billion in total.


Filed under: Interviews • Iran • Israel • Nuclear • Susan Rice
September 27th, 2013
07:53 PM ET

Iranians "ecstatic" over Obama's call to president

As news spread that Pres. Obama had called Iranian Pres. Hassan Rouhani, Reza Sayah reports live from Tehran with reaction from the Iranian people.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Hassan Rouhani • Iran
September 27th, 2013
07:48 PM ET

Obama's phone call with Iranian president

It was a 15-minute phone call 34 years in the making: Pres. Obama called Iranian Pres. Hassan Rouhani, marking the first conversation between the two country's leaders since the Islamic revolution seized power in Iran in 1979. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on the details of the call and what issues the two countries may solve diplomatically.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Hassan Rouhani • Iran • Jim Sciutto
September 26th, 2013
07:54 PM ET

U.S. and Iran's first direct talks since 1979

It has been a historic week at the United Nations General Assembly that ended in a significant first step today: A meeting between Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif. It is the highest level meeting between the two countries since the Iranian revolution in 1979. Many people are hopeful that it could spur some movement towards a diplomatic solution on the issue of Iranian nuclear power. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.


Filed under: Hassan Rouhani • Iran • Jim Sciutto • John Kerry
September 24th, 2013
07:43 PM ET

Meet the new Iranian president

He was elected only months ago, but he is already starting to change the face of Iran on the world stage. Hassan Rouhani, a former nuclear negotiator and national security adviser, is Iran's new president, and he made his big debut at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday by asking the world to say, "yes to peace and no to war."

Who is this man, and can the U.S. really trust his charm offensive? CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Be sure to catch Christiane Amanpour's interview with Pres. Hassan Rouhani on AC360, tonight 8 pm ET.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Hassan Rouhani • Iran
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