Both President Obama and Iranian President Rouhani spoke of seeking peace in their addresses to the U.N. General Assembly yesterday. Farnaz Fassihi, senior staff writer for The Wall Street Journal covering the Middle East, and Robin Wright, joint fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center, former diplomatic correspondent for The Washington Post and the author of Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World (Simon & Schuster, 2011), update the diplomatic situation with Iran.
Journalist and editor of Eating Mud Crabs in Kandahar: Stories of Food During Wartime by the World's Leading Correspondents, Matthew McAllester, discusses his new book of stories told by war correspondents about the importance of meals while covering conflict. Contributor to McAllester's book, senior staff writer for the Wall Street Journal covering the Middle East and author of Waiting for an Ordinary Day:The Unraveling of Life in Iraq, Farnaz Fassihi, joins the discussion.
Protesters are beginning to gather in Tehran for the "Day of Mourning" called for by opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi. The planned sit-in is meant to memorialize those killed by government forces in earlier protests. To paint the scene in Tehran, we are joined by Farnaz Fassihi, Deputy Bureau Chief for the Middle East for the Wall Street Journal.
For more, read Farnaz Fassihi's article, Iran Arrests Reformers as Huge Protests Continue, in the Wall Street Journal.