Iran's nuclear ambitions are again taking center stage. In a TV interview, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said his country is ready to honor a deal to curb its nuclear program. The agreement would require Iran to send uranium abroad to be processed for civilian use. But several countries involved in negotiations are skeptical. Nazanine Moshiri of Al Jazeera English has more.
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Every year, December 7 commemorates the three students killed by police during protests against a 1953 visit by then-U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon. Amateur videos culled from YouTube show that this year's events transformed into demonstrations opposing the Iranian government. Watch footage from some of the country's largest anti-government rallies since July.
Iran has responded to the U.N. nuclear watchdog's proposal to ship Iranian uranium abroad for enriching. President Ahmadinejad said, "We welcome cooperation on nuclear fuel, power plants and technology, and we are ready to cooperate." To analyze today's events in Iran, Daljit Dhaliwal spoke with Flynt Leverett, director of the Iran Project at the New America Foundation.
Protesters rallied outside as Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at the United Nations on Wednesday, and several delegations walked out. But Iran's state-run television saw the speech in a different light.
As Hugo Chavez makes his way from North Africa and the Middle East to Europe, commentators evaluate his relationships with anti-American regimes. Yesterday, Chavez strengthened ties with Iran's Ahmadinejad by signing a new oil deal.