Sanctions on Iran have squeezed the economy since the 1970s, and since US President Donald Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal, they have been ratcheting up. Some Iranians are ready to cut and run but others are waiting out the economic storm.
Diplomacy is often awkward, stymied by translators, late nights and unsecured yurt communication (yes, that really happened). But diplomacy can also stop a war, as years of secret and not-so-secret negotiations between the US and Iran proved when the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was reached in 2015.
For years, PSA — the company that makes Peugeot and Citroen cars — got around the Iranian embargo by selling Tehran what it called car “kits.” But it pulled the plug last year, under growing pressure to honor the embargo. PSA is now struggling and letting workers go. An Iran deal might just change that.
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 US and five other world powers met today at the UN to push for an ï¿½early negotiated solutionï¿½ to the nuclear standoff with Iran. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from Washington Post correspondent Colum Lynch, who's at the UN.
Yesterday President Obama made his United Nations debut. From yesterday's climate change summit to tomorrow's nuclear disarmament talk, we take a look at President Obama's global positioning with worldly thinkers Richard Wolffe and Reihan Salam.
John Hockenberry looks at the purpose of this global forum for world leaders in the 21st century. Is it reasonable to expect gravitas from the U.N., or is it just a just a way to bring together 'the greatest show on earth?'