Thomas Erdbrink

New York Times Correspondent

Thomas Erdbrink appears in the following:

As Death Toll Rises, Concerns Grow Over Iranian Protests

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Protests in Iran continued into Wednesday, and at least 21 people have died amid the demonstrations.

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A New Iran? Moderates Make Strong Gains in Parliamentary Elections

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Last week, voters in Iran went to the polls to cast their ballots in the nation's parliamentary election. It appears that allies of reformist President Hassan Rouhani have come out

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The Sunni-Shiite Tension Behind the Iran-Saudi Arabia Fallout

Monday, January 04, 2016

Fueled by Sunni-Shiite tensions, the execution of a Shiite cleric in Saudi Arabia has created a splintering of relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, and throughout the Middle East. 


Nuclear Negotiations from Iran's Perspective

Friday, July 10, 2015

A nuclear deal has been pushed back, again.


An Inside Look at Life in Iran

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The images of Iranians chanting "death to America" don't reflect the fast changing culture of a country eager to mend ties with the West. 


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 politica...

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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 R...


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.