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Ali Rezaian, brother of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian — who has now been imprisoned in Iran for 500 days — brings a petition to the Iranian Mission to the United Nations calling for his brother's immediate release. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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With Jason Rezaian Jailed For 500 Days, His Brother Visits Iran's Mission At U.N.

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani visited the Bushehr nuclear power plant in January. Iran has always insisted that its nuclear program is for civilian purposes. But a new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency says that Iran had a nuclear weapons program until 2003. Mohammad Berno/Iranian Presidency Office via AP hide caption

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Watchdog Pulls Back Curtain On Iran's Nuclear Weapons Program

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An Iranian woman looks at the painting "Sienna, Orange Black on Dark Brown" by artist Mark Rothko during the opening of an exhibition at Tehran's Museum of Contemporary Art on Nov. 20. Iran amassed a spectacular collection of modern Western art in the 1970s under Shah Reza Pahlavi, but it has rarely been on display since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hidden For Decades, Pollocks, Rothkos And More Go On Display In Iran

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U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura (center left), Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (center right) meet with foreign ministers for talks on Syria at a hotel in Vienna, Austria, on Friday. Brendan Smialowski/AP hide caption

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Diplomats From Iran, U.S. And Other Nations Discuss Crisis In Syria

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Ken Taylor helped a group of Americans avoid capture and eventually escape Iran in 1979. The former Canadian ambassador to Iran died Thursday at 81. Gregory Payan/AP hide caption

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Ali Akbar Salehi, top, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, delivers a speech as lawmakers and officials discuss a bill on Iran's nuclear deal in parliament on Sunday. The parliament approved an outline of a bill allowing the deal's implementation. Ebrahim Noroozi/AP hide caption

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An Iran Deal Milestone That Tehran Wants To Play Down

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Ali Rezaian, brother of imprisoned Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, speaks by a picture of Jason and his mother on June 2. A verdict has been reached in Jason Rezaian's case, an Iranian official says, but it's not clear what the verdict is. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Hassan Rouhani, Iran's president, speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep in New York on Saturday. Rouhani offered his thoughts on Syria's future, the recent nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, freedom of expression and other issues. Bryan Thomas for NPR hide caption

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