September 24th, 2013
06:41 PM ET

Before AC360 Later – Today's big speeches

All eyes on the U.N. as President Obama and Iranian President Rouhani open a new chapter in the often troubled relationship between the two countries. On Capitol Hill, Senator Ted Cruz begins an epic speech against Obamacare with the possibility of a government shutdown hanging in the balance.

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September 23rd, 2013
11:45 PM ET

President Obama to speak at the U.N.

President Obama is preparing to address the U.N. General Assembly. The big question right now is whether he will sit down for a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. CNN's Jim Sciutto has the latest from the United Nations.

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September 20th, 2013
09:56 PM ET

Giuliani: Iran ‘played us for a fool before’

Fareed Zakaria and fmr. New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani discuss whether Pres. Obama should meet with President Rouhani at the U.N. General Assembly.

Filed under: Fareed Zakaria • Iran • Presiden Barack Obama
January 9th, 2013
10:26 PM ET

Ex-FBI agent's wife not giving up hope

Christine Levinson tells Anderson Cooper why her family believes Bob Levinson is being held captive in Iran. The retired FBI agent has been missing for six years.

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October 1st, 2012
11:44 PM ET

Ahmadinejad's photographer applies for asylum in U.S.

A cameraman who accompanied Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to New York for the U.N. General Assembly has applied for asylum in the United States, and "he's afraid to return to Iran," his attorney said Monday.

New York City-based lawyer Paul O'Dwyer, who said he is working with U.S. authorities on behalf of Hassan Golkanbhan, said his client is afraid of persecution because of his perceived political beliefs.

"He's perceived as not being a supporter, or being an opponent of the Iranian regime," O'Dwyer said. "Somebody who has betrayed the regime and who can no longer be trusted by them."

O'Dwyer said while the cameraman didn't have any suspicion cast on him before his trip to New York, "there were things that he was expected to do that he was uncomfortable with doing," and "while he was here... his position on certain things became known to the Iranian government."

When Golkanbhan's part of the Iranian delegation returned home last Thursday after Ahmadinejad's addressed the General Assembly on Wednesday, the cameraman stayed behind, O'Dwyer said.


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September 28th, 2012
01:02 AM ET

Gergen: Distrust between Israel and U.S.

David Gergen says it seems the Israelis don't trust that the U.S. will use force, and there's a major discrepancy in defining the red line with Iran. Israel wants to act when the Iranians have the capability to build a bomb, while America views that point as the time at which they acquire a bomb. Gergen says "that's way too late" from the Israeli perspective.

He also added that Pres. Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu talk often, but didn't meet in person during the U.N. General Assembly because they lack personal harmony.

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September 27th, 2012
11:35 PM ET

Israeli Ambassador: Red line is to prevent war with Iran

Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren says the red line with Iran should be the last point at which we can act to stop them from getting a nuclear weapon. He identifies that as 20% enrichment, which means completing 90% of the bomb.

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February 3rd, 2012
12:07 AM ET

Video: Will Israel hit Iran's nuclear program?

Anderson Cooper talks to Fran Townsend and Bob Baer about the possibility that Israel will take action against Iran.

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February 2nd, 2012
11:29 PM ET

Video: Will Israel strike Iran?

Defense Sec. Panetta concluded there's a "growing likelihood" Israel will attack Iran to stop their nuclear strength.

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February 1st, 2012
11:06 PM ET

Video: Increased threat from Iran?

Fran Townsend and Karim Sadjadpour discuss the likelihood of Iran planning and executing an attack in America.

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