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New VOA Persian Shows Lighter Side of American Life

Minutes With Max

Comedy is back in the weekly lineup of the Persian Service of the Voice of America. The host of the new half-hour talk show, created exclusively for VOA, is Iranian-American Max Amini, one of the most famous comedians of the Farsi-speaking world. Called Minutes with Read more »

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Members of Congress Talk to Alhurra About Iran, Syria and Hamas

Representative Engel speaks with Alhurra about sanction on Iran.

Alhurra’s congressional correspondent Rana Abtar spoke with several members of Congress following the forum on ‘Defining Terms of an Acceptable Iran Nuclear Deal.’ Following the event, Abtar talked briefly to Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) who stated that if Iran is not acting in good faith Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Congressman Deutch on Iran

reporter speaks with Congressman, bookshelf and flag in the background

Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL), the ranking member on the House Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, spoke with Alhurra’s Inside Washington about current debate surrounding U.S.-Iranian relations and explained America’s foreign aid policy.

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Alhurra Interviews Congressman McCaul on Threats of Terrorism

Michael McCaul

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, spoke with Robert Satloff, host of Alhurra’s Inside Washington, about a range of security issues, including the United States’ approach to fighting terrorism, the latest developments in Syria and Iran’s threat to cybersecurity. Read more »

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RFE/RL’s Analysis of Iran’s Nuclear Deal

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a news briefing after Iran and world powers agree in Geneva to a deal over Iran's nuclear program, at the Presidency compound in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.

  Following days of negotiations in Geneva with six world powers, Iran has agreed to curb some of its nuclear activities in return for limited sanctions relief. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Iran experts provide analysis: # FLASH ANALYSIS: Mardo Soghom, Regional Director for Iran and Read more »

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Iranian Audiences Get News of Nuke Deal from VOA

VOA Coverage of Iran Nuclear Talks

WASHINGTON, D.C. — News about the Iran nuclear agreement hammered out early Sunday in Geneva reached Iranian audiences through the Voice of America almost as soon as US officials made the deal public. VOA’s Persian Service provided early and extensive live coverage throughout the day, Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Reps. Moran and Engel on Egypt and Iran

Jim Moran (D-VA)

Shortly after the “East-West: The Art of Dialogue” event on October 30 in Washington D.C., Reps. Jim Moran (D-VA) and Eliot Engel (D-NY) sat down with Alhurra correspondent Mohamed Hussin Nassar to discuss the Middle East. During his interview, Rep. Moran suggested that Egyptian General Read more »

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Rep. Boustany Tells Alhurra Saudis Should Not Be Upset About U.S.-Iran Relations

Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.)

In an interview with Alhurra Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar, Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.) stated that there has been a diplomatic opening between the U.S. and Iran’s new president and that the Saudi Arabian government shouldn’t be concerned. “I don’t think the Saudis should be upset Read more »

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VOA Exclusive: State Department says “Time for a Pause” on Iran Sanctions

VOA's Siamak Dehghanpour interviewing Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman at the State Department.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, the top US negotiator on the Iran nuclear issue, says it may be “time for a pause” before any new sanctions are imposed on Tehran. In an exclusive interview at the State Department Read more »

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VOA Covers US, Iran Presidents at UN

Graphic of UN headquarters in NY

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Voice of America’s Persian Service is airing a full day of live coverage and analysis of the United Nations General Assembly Session in New York today (Tuesday), including long-anticipated speeches by President Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The TV special, running Read more »

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