November 6th, 2014
08:43 PM ET

CNN Exclusive: Anthony Bourdain joins journalist Jason Rezaian's brother calling for his freedom

You may recognize 38-year-old Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian from a recent episode of 'Parts Unknown.' He and his wife,  Yeganeh Salehi, spoke with Anthony Bourdain during his visit to Iran. Bourdain describes Jason as a "voice of reason and understanding," who is "proud of  his Iranian roots."

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Iranian authorities arrested the couple without charges or a trial. Last month Yeganeh was released, but Jason remains behind bars. Jason's brother Ali says he is in solitary confinement and his health is deteriorating.

Anderson spoke with Anthony Bourdain and Ali. They discussed Jason's ordeal and called for his release.

Jason's mother Mary Breme Rezaian recorded an appeal, pleading for her son's freedom.


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September 5th, 2014
09:32 PM ET

Why was a plane carrying Americans forced to land in Iran?

Land or be intercepted. Officials say that's the choice the crew of a charter plane had to make over Iran. He was flying a group of American military contractors from Afghanistan to Dubai. Tom Foreman explains how this plane ended up in that situation and what Iranian authorities did before allowing them to take off again.

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August 6th, 2014
10:02 PM ET

Anthony Bourdain speaks out for jailed Iranian journalists he met while shooting 'Parts Unknown'

For the past two weeks, Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and his wife, journalist Yeganeh Salehi, have been jailed in Iran on unknown charges. CNN's Anthony Bourdain met the couple in Tehran while filming an upcoming episode of 'Parts Unknown.' He spoke to Anderson and described the couple as fantastic ambassadors for a little understood country. Bourdain also discussed the possibility that his interview may have had something to do with their arrest.

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Filed under: Anthony Bourdain • Iran
November 25th, 2013
10:08 PM ET

President Obama faces critics, low poll numbers, and a heckler

Some unscripted moments today for President Obama as he tried to rally support for immigration reform. An audience member interrupted the president's remarks, and called for him to halt deportations. It came on a busy day for the administration which is facing criticism for the nuclear deal with Iran and record low poll numbers. Jim Acosta has the latest.

Wolf discussed the Iran nuclear deal with Mike Doran of the Brookings Institution and Anne-Marie Slaughter,president of the New America Foundation.

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Filed under: Anne-Marie Slaughter • Barack Obama • Immigration • Iran • Jim Acosta • Mike Doran • Raw Politics
September 27th, 2013
11:29 PM ET

Next steps after U.S. call with Iran

David Gergen, Candy Crowley and Mike Doran discuss the Iranian president's phone call with President Obama.

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Filed under: Candy Crowley • David Gergen • Iran • President Barack Obama • Wolf Blitzer
September 27th, 2013
11:27 PM ET

Historic U.S. phone call with Iran

Wolf Blitzer and Jim Sciutto detail Pres. Obama's conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

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September 26th, 2013
12:13 AM ET

Iranian President's Holocaust comment controversy

During his interview with Christiane Amanpour, Iran's president acknowledged the Holocaust. But now Iranian media are questioning CNN's translation of his remarks. Christiane responds in one word.
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Filed under: AC360 Later • Ana Navarro • Christiane Amanpour • Hassan Rouhani • Iran • Mark Geragos
September 24th, 2013
11:54 PM ET

Breaking down the Rouhani interview

Christiane Amanpour sat down with Iran's President after his speech at the United Nations today. But does his message to the American people signal a thaw in relations between the two countries? Former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz joins the panel to weigh in.
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Filed under: AC360 Later • Hassan Rouhani • Iran • United Nations
September 24th, 2013
11:50 PM ET

Christiane Amanpour interviews Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

CNN's Christiane Amanpour sat down to interview Iranian President Rouhani just after his speech at the United Nations. It comes on the heels of what many are calling a charm offensive. Rouhani used the opportunity to speak directly to the American people.

Anderson discussed the Rouhani interview with Christiane Amanpour, senior political analyst David Gergen, and Mike Doran of the Brookings Institution.

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September 24th, 2013
11:32 PM ET

Iran: How we got here?

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made his debut at the United Nations today. He spoke hours after President Obama stood at the same podium, but the two President did not meet face-to-face. Today's events are raising questions about a possible new chapter in U.S. / Iranian relations. Anderson takes a look at the events that brought the two countries to this point.

Filed under: Anderson Cooper • Hassan Rouhani • Iran • United Nations
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