January 2, 2012 As often happens with issues related to Iran's relations with the rest of the world, there's a mix of saber-rattling and diplomacy in the news today.
December 29, 2011 America and its allies are looking to further isolate and pressure Iran so long as that Persian nation continues to be a threat to others in the region.
December 12, 2011 The United States is officially asking Iran for the return of a drone surveillance aircraft lost earlier this month, although officials do not have high hopes that the U.S. will ever see it again.
December 12, 2011 "If the excuse [of Iran] was that the presence of U.S. troops on Iraqi soil posed a threat to [Iranian] national security, then this danger is over," Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki tells The Wall Street Journal. He meets with President Obama today.
December 9, 2011 To her husband, Christine Levinson says: "Bob ... I will continue to do everything I can to bring you home alive. ... We love you, we miss you every day. We will not abandon you." He went missing in Iran nearly five years ago.
November 30, 2011 In the first hour of today's Talk of the Nation, guest political junkie Mara Liasson on Rep. Barney Frank's retirement. Plus Ted Koppel on the diplomatic showdown between Britain and Iran. In today's second hour, do people believe in American exceptionalism? And the new show All-American Muslim.
November 29, 2011 People described by state media as "students" broke into the British embassy in Tehran and reportedly threw stones and "petrol bombs." The incident comes days after Britain supported tighter sanctions on Iran. TV footage showed Iranian riot police gradually clearing the protesters away.
November 23, 2011 If the U.S. continues to be the Great Satan in eyes of many Iranian officials, capable of inspiring over-the-top rhetoric in Teheran, Iran appears to have a similar affect on U.S. politicians, propelling them to flights of excess.
November 23, 2011 In today's first hour of Talk of the Nation: Political junkie Ken Rudin on the early voting states. Plus the National Security Adviser's candid remarks on Iran. In the second hour, Amy Dickinson advises callers on politics at the Thanksgiving table, and sounds your kids may never hear.
November 21, 2011 In the first hour of today's Talk of the Nation: New sanctions against Iran after the latest report on the country's nuclear program. Plus NPR's Ron Elving on the failure of the supercommittee. In today's second hour: The profile of a sexual predator, and the Opinion Page.
November 7, 2011 The International Atomic Energy Agency believes Iran has "mastered the critical steps needed to build a nuclear weapon," The Washington Post reports. Iran has issued a denial.
November 2, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie, and the internal divisions and dangers in Iran. In our second hour, historian Niall Ferguson on his new book Civilization: The West and the Rest, and cartoonist Pat Byrnes talks about his alter-ego, Captain Dad.
October 13, 2011 "We know," the president said today, that "there are individuals in the Iranian government who were aware" of a plan to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States.