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Opinion: Romney and Obama Need to Cool their Jets on Iran

Friday, October 26, 2012

In the final presidential debate, both candidates made it clear they will take the country to war, if and when Israel decides that Iran’s nuclear program has reached the critical point.

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Ahmadinejad Cameraman Seeks US Asylum, Lawyer Says

Monday, October 01, 2012

A lawyer for a cameraman who was accompanying Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the U.S. for the United Nations General Assembly in New York says his client has defected.

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The Takeaway

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Final U.N. Address

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad makes his final appearance at the United Nations today. European and U.S.-led sanctions and high inflation have taken a toll on Iran’s economy and Ahmadinejad remains an isolated figure abroad. Hooman Majd, author of “The Ayatollah Begs to Differ”, has been speaking to the Iranian delegation at the United Nations General Assembly.

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The Takeaway

Will Iran Release Jailed Americans?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Three American hikers made international headlines in 2009, when they were arrested after illegally crossing the Iranian border. Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal and Sarah Shroud were quickly jailed on charges of espionage. Although Shroud was released 8 months later, both Fattal and Bauer have spent nearly two years in prison. In an exclusive interview with NBC’s Today show yesterday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told Ann Curry that his country is prepared to release the pair on "humanitarian grounds." However, this morning, the prisoners' release has been complicated. Iran's judiciary said the hikers will not be released immediately

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WNYC News

Iranian-Americans Caught Between Enemies

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

While Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's statements may trouble American leaders, his stand against what he sees as American imperialism attracts supporters. Some Iranians in the U.S. feel caught in the middle: they, too, are critical of U.S. foreign policy, but they are also critical of Iran's current government.

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The Washington Report

WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, September 20, 2010

David Sanger of the NYT joins Kerry Nolan to discuss what the Tea Party victories mean, as well as President Obama's upcoming visit to New York.