While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is cautioning against believing anything that Iranians say, and Israeli-Iranian radio host wants Israel to hear more Iranian voices. He's hosted a radio show for 50 years that encouraged regular Iranians to call in.
US military operations around the world - including the covert drone program - are continuing for now, untouched by the shutdown. But the nation's top intelligence official warns the crisis "seriously damages our ability to protect the safety and security of this nation."
The United States was joined by two of its closest allies in imposing a new round of financial sanctions on the Iranian banking system, seeking to up the pressure on Iran as it continues what the west says is its pursuit of nuclear weapons.