Iran http://kuow.org en Surviving Iranian Prison In 'A Sliver Of Light' http://kuow.org/post/surviving-iranian-prison-sliver-light <p>Steve Scher talks with American hikers Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal. Their memoir, “A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran,” is about how they spent two years in prison after the trio wandered over the Iranian border in 2009. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:18:16 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 31876 at http://kuow.org Surviving Iranian Prison In 'A Sliver Of Light' In 2009, 3 Americans Went For A Hike, And Ended Up In A Tehran Prison http://kuow.org/post/2009-3-americans-went-hike-and-ended-tehran-prison In the summer of 2009, three young Americans went for a hike. Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd were living together in Syria, teaching and writing. Their friend Josh Fattal was visiting from the U.S. The three took a tour to a waterfall in the Kurdish highlands of Iraq, and as they hiked along a road that turned out to be the border with Iran, an armed man in uniform waved them over.<p>The next thing they knew, they had embarked on a two-year ordeal in the infamous Evin prison in Tehran. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:16:00 +0000 editor 30515 at http://kuow.org In 2009, 3 Americans Went For A Hike, And Ended Up In A Tehran Prison Iran's President Marks Revolution With Call For Negotiations http://kuow.org/post/irans-president-marks-revolution-call-negotiations Iran on Tuesday marked the 35th anniversary of its Islamic revolution, a day when the country's religious conservatives and military hard-liners take center stage, and calls of "Death to America" echo across the country.<p>In Tehran's Azadi Square, one man waving an orange "Down with the USA" flag condemned the U.S. and Israel, and then, perhaps not sure of the nationality of the reporter standing nearby, threw in England and France for good measure.<p>But Iranians say this year's rally had a different feel, especially when compared to those under the previous president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:53:40 +0000 Peter Kenyon 28606 at http://kuow.org Iran's President Marks Revolution With Call For Negotiations Joseph Cirincione On The Threat Of 'Nuclear Nightmares' http://kuow.org/post/joseph-cirincione-threat-nuclear-nightmares <p><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 15.75pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">Ross Reynolds talks with author Joseph&nbsp;Cirincione&nbsp;about his&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; font-family: Georgia, serif;">latest book “Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late.”</span><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 15.75pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 23:09:31 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 27039 at http://kuow.org Joseph Cirincione On The Threat Of 'Nuclear Nightmares' An American Family In Iran http://kuow.org/post/american-family-iran <p>Steve Scher talks with journalist Hooman Majd about his book, “The Ministry of Guidance Invites You To Not Stay," which chronicles moving to Iran with his wife and child in 2011 to live in the country he was born in, but had never really lived in. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 22:45:31 +0000 Steve Scher 25990 at http://kuow.org An American Family In Iran What You Should Know About The Iran Nuclear Deal http://kuow.org/post/what-you-should-know-about-iran-nuclear-deal <h6><strong>(This post was last updated at 4:40 p.m. ET.)</strong></h6><p>Just before the sun rose on Geneva on Sunday, international negotiators emerged to announce Iran and world powers <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/11/23/246954418/reports-deal-reached-to-limit-iran-s-nuclear-program">had reached a deal to curb Iran's nuclear program for six months</a> while the two sides work out a permanent, more sweeping solution.<p>Today, the deal is being called historic. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 15:00:00 +0000 editor 24368 at http://kuow.org What You Should Know About The Iran Nuclear Deal Crippled By Sanctions, Iran's Economy Key In Nuclear Deal http://kuow.org/post/crippled-sanctions-irans-economy-key-nuclear-deal Some of the sanctions against Iran will be eased under an <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/11/23/246954418/reports-deal-reached-to-limit-iran-s-nuclear-program">agreement reached</a> between Iran and six world powers over the weekend. In return, Iran promises to temporarily curb part of its nuclear program.<p>There's widespread agreement that sanctions have worked, squeezing Iran financially and bringing its leaders to the negotiating table. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 07:52:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 24386 at http://kuow.org Crippled By Sanctions, Iran's Economy Key In Nuclear Deal Nuclear Talks With Iran Stall Over Weekend in Geneva http://kuow.org/post/nuclear-talks-iran-stall-over-weekend-geneva <p>Marcie Sillman interviews Kenneth Pollack, senior fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brooking Institute, about the status of a deal to curb Iran's nuclear program between the US, Great Britain, France, Russia, China, Germany and Iran. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:10:22 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 23700 at http://kuow.org Nuclear Talks With Iran Stall Over Weekend in Geneva Iran's Largest Ever Anti-US Rally Takes Place Amid US-Iran Thaw http://kuow.org/post/irans-largest-ever-anti-us-rally-takes-place-amid-us-iran-thaw <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Robin Wright, foreign policy analyst at the Wilson Center, about what the anti-US protests in Iran could mean for US-Iran diplomacy. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 23:59:44 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 23303 at http://kuow.org Iran's Largest Ever Anti-US Rally Takes Place Amid US-Iran Thaw Are Iran And The US Ready For Peace? http://kuow.org/post/are-iran-and-us-ready-peace <p>Iran&rsquo;s new president Hassan Rouhani addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Although he and President Obama didn&rsquo;t shake hands, the two leaders expressed their desire to open a dialogue. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 22:37:45 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Kara McDermott 21139 at http://kuow.org Are Iran And The US Ready For Peace? After 33 Years, A Chance For Diplomacy With Iran? http://kuow.org/post/after-33-years-chance-diplomacy-iran <p>It has been 33 years since the United States and Iran had diplomatic relations. Now, after an exchange of letters between President Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, there is new hope for diplomatic dialogue between the two countries.</p><p>Iran is currently under UN and Western sanctions over its controversial nuclear program. It claims it is enriching uranium for peaceful purposes, but according to the BBC, the United States and its allies suspect Iran of trying to build a nuclear weapon. Next week, Rouhani will be in New York for the annual General Assembly of the United Nations.</p><p>Dr. Shaul Bakhash is the Clarence Robinson Professor of History at George Mason University. He explains the complexity of diplomacy between the two countries. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 17:42:03 +0000 Marcie Sillman 20709 at http://kuow.org