Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the U.N. on Tuesday.
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September 26, 2013 Ryan Crocker, a former ambassador to Iran and Afghanistan who has served Republican and Democratic presidents, was among the Americans who met with Iranian officials this week at the U.N. He's come away thinking that "it is possible to come to accommodations" with new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
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At a road project in Qalat, Afghanistan, last summer, U.S. forces were providing security.
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July 30, 2012 Though officials at the U.S. embassy and military command in Kabul dispute the finding, the inspector general for Afghan reconstruction says behind-schedule projects may leave Afghans disappointed.
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Ryan Crocker, U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, last month in Kabul.
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May 22, 2012 Ryan Crocker will depart in mid-summer "for health reasons," the State Department confirms. He has been the top U.S. diplomat in Afghanistan since July 2011.
Officials and mourners prepare to place the coffin of Afghanistan High Peace Council and former Taliban leader Arsala Rahmani in a grave earlier today, in Kabul.
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May 14, 2012 Another bombing today. On Sunday, the assassination of a Taliban leader who wanted peace. But Ambassador Ryan Crocker says the new U.S.-Afghan agreement raises chances for peace and relative stability.
April 28, 2011 President Obama chose officials as part of his national security team who should be easily confirmed by the Senate. They also have a familiar, Bush-era feel.
Ryan Crocker, when he was ambassador to Iraq, in Baghdad on Nov. 5, 2008.
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April 27, 2011 Stories this morning also repeat what NPR reported earlier this month — that CIA Director Leon Panetta will be taking over at the Pentagon, while Gen. David Petraeus moves from the war in Afghanistan to the CIA.
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