As journalists continue to risk their lives daily reporting from conflict zones such as Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, Alhurra Television marks two years since correspondent Bashar Fahmi went missing in Aleppo, Syria. The Alhurra correspondent was reporting from Aleppo on Aug. 20, 2012, when a firefight broke out. There has been no word regarding Fahmi’s whereabouts or well-being since his disappearance two years ago.
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 that Congress would want to step in. He added, “I think that’s a real possibility for Congress’ reaction (to be) to impose new sanctions” in the future. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) concurred, “I think we should have new sanctions. I think the best way not to have a war is to have non-military sanctions.”