Iran

2:00am

Fri March 4, 2011
Asia

U.S. Says Missing Former FBI Agent Is Alive

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

We do not know all the facts surrounding a former FBI agent who's been missing but what we do know this morning is tantalizing enough. Robert Levinson disappeared four years ago while traveling in Iran. Now the State Department and members of his family say they have received what they call proof that he's alive. NPR's Mike Shuster has more.

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12:36am

Thu December 30, 2010
Middle East

Iran Spat Pits President Against Supreme Leader

Political turmoil seems to be the norm in Iran: Last year it was the reformist opposition taking to the streets challenging what they saw as the fraudulent re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Now another political fissure has emerged within the conservative camp, threatening possible open conflict between Iran's president and its supreme leader.

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2:00am

Wed December 1, 2010
National Security

How Iran Failed To Acquire A Russian Missile

The released WikiLeaks diplomatic documents include behind-the-scenes details about a failed weapons deal between Russia and Iran. Iran had planned to buy a Russian missile that would have been a powerful defense against a military strike on its nuclear facilities. But Russia abruptly halted the deal in September.

5:40am

Mon November 29, 2010
Middle East

Leaked Cables Contain Surprising Info About Iran

The website WikiLeaks released 250,000 previously secret diplomatic communications. David Sanger of The New York Times had an advance look at diplomatic cables relating to Iran. He talks to Renee Montagne about the importance of the leaked cables and what they say about Iran.

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