Manssor Arbabsiar (front, right) in court last October.
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October 17, 2012 Manssor Arbabsiar, an Iranian-born naturalized American citizen, has admitted conspiring with Iranian officials, the Justice Department says. Iranian officials have accused the U.S. of fabricating the plot.
Dan Senor, a senior adviser to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
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October 15, 2012 The Republican nominee's campaign says the Obama administration has sent mixed signals. President Obama's top aides say that's not so. That's likely to again be a point of disagreement during Tuesday's debate.
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A 20,000 rial banknote, which today was worth less than 60 cents.
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October 2, 2012 Under pressure from economic sanctions, Iran's currency is tumbling. It has lost about 25 percent of its value in the past week. Two years ago, the rial traded at 10,000 to the dollar. Now, it's trading around 35,500 to the dollar.
The Iranian cameraman who was part of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's delegation to the U.N. last week is now seeking asylum, a lawyer says.
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October 1, 2012 Mahmoud Ahmadinejad brought a large entourage with him when he visited New York last week. One of them, a cameraman, stayed behind and is seeking asylum in the U.S., a lawyer says.
September 28, 2012 The two leaders spoke by telephone today.
September 27, 2012 The Israeli prime minister will take his case to the U.N. General Assembly. Also due to address the delegates today: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his address today at the U.N.
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September 26, 2012 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used his eighth appearance before the U.N. General Assembly to elaborate on his vision of a new world order and criticize what he calls the world's "hegemonic" and "expansionist" powers.
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September 25, 2012 The president addresses the U.N. General Assembly today. He and Republican opponent Mitt Romney will also be speaking to the Clinton Global Initiative.
In Tehran, a woman adjusts her headscarf.
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September 20, 2012 She seems to have had enough of being told she wasn't dressed appropriately. Other Iranian women can sympathize. And they note that if a beating goes the other way — with a man punishing a woman — there's rarely a complaint.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
September 16, 2012 The Israeli prime minister, speaking on NBC's Meet the Press, said Iran's nuclear program was "in the last 20 yards." He also denied he was taking sides in the U.S. presidential election.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, left, speaks with former Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Velayati, right, during the opening of the Nonaligned Movement summit in Tehran.
August 30, 2012 The criticism from the meeting's most prominent member put Iran in an uncomfortable position.
The burning dhow from which the U.S. Navy says it rescued 10 Iranians on Wednesday in the Gulf of Oman.
August 9, 2012 While the U.S. and Iran eye each other warily in the waters off Iran, American sailors have again reached out to help Iranians who are in trouble. In January, U.S. Navy personnel freed 13 Iranians from Somali pirates.
August 7, 2012 New York State regulators accuse Standard Chartered of handling 60,000 secret transactions for Iranian institutions. The bank's stock has plunged on the news. It denies any wrongdoing.
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Dan Senor, senior national security aide to Mitt Romney, speaks to the press en route to Israel from London on Saturday.
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August 1, 2012 A top foreign policy adviser to Mitt Romney on Wednesday defended statements the Republican presidential candidate made in Israel about Palestinian culture.
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July 19, 2012 An independent review of NPR's Mideast coverage by former foreign editor John Felton.
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