Thomas Erdbrink

Washington Post Correspondent

Thomas Erdbrink appears in the following:

Iran Deadline for Nuclear Talks Postponed

Monday, November 24, 2014

Negotiations with Iran, which are expected to resume in seven months, center on how much nuclear fuel Iran can produce and what kind of sanctions relief they'll receive.


Malaysian Jet Crashes at Russia-Ukraine Border

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was carrying nearly 300 people. Both Ukraine and the pro-Russian separatists the country is fighting have denied shooting it down.


Talks Resume on Iran Nuclear Deal

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Talks have resumed in Vienna between Iran and six world powers to try and cement a nuclear deal. Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has insisted that Iran has the political will to reach a deal. Such optimism contrasts with remarks from Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has poured cold water on these talks and said they would likely fail to deliver an agreement. Thomas Erdbrink, Tehran Bureau Chief for our partner The New York Times, weighs in on whether or not a deal can be reached.

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Iran's New Leaders May Be Ready for Nuclear Compromise

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Next week could open a new chapter in the history of the United States and Iran—there are tentative signs of a possible sea change in Iran with newly elected Iranian President Hasan Rouhani. Iran's repositioning has caused some skepticism from the West, but joining us to explain the significance of the country's charm offensive is Thomas Erdbrink, Tehran bureau chief for our partner The New York Times.


Fallout From Iran Currency Devaluation

Friday, October 05, 2012

Borzou Daragahi, Middle East and North Africa correspondent for the Financial Times, and Thomas Erdbrink, New York Times Tehran Bureau chief, discuss the fallout from the devaluation of Iran's currency.


Imprisoned American Hikers in Iran to be Freed

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Two years after Americans Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal were captured by the Iranian government while hiking along the Iran-Iraq border and charged with espionage, their lawyer says they may be freed on Wednesday. The news comes a week after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told The Today Show that the hikers would be freed, only to be rebuffed by Iran's judiciary, which said only it could release the prisoners. Now, Masoud Shafiei, the Iranian lawyer acting on behalf of Bauer and Fattal, says he expects his client to be "freed today."


Iran Frees Imprisoned American Hikers

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The State Department has confirmed that two Americans who have been imprisoned in Iran have been released. Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal were captured by the Iranian government while hiking along the Iran-Iraq border and charged with espionage two years ago. The fate of the two men has been unclear since last week when, a day after President Mahmoud Amadinedjad told The Today Show that the hikers would be freed, Iran's judiciary said Ahmadinejad had no authority to release them. The men were released on $1 million bail.


Breaking News: Detained American Released by Iran

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sarah Shourd, one of three American hikers arrested last year when they crossed the Iraqi border into Iran, has been released from prison this morning. The hikers were accused of spying by Iran. For the latest on this story, we're joined by BBC Persian correspondent Bahman Kalbasi. We also speak to Thomas Erdbrink of the Washington Post. He just spoke with Shourd's Iranian attorney.