Citing intelligence from the U.S., Israel and other countries, the IAEA said new information "raises concerns." France and Germany have threatened new sanctions against Iran. In recent months, Iran has been strongly criticized for a growing dissent crackdown. For more on where Iran is headed, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Karim Sadjadpour.
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In this week's roundtable discussion, we focus on Europe's economic challenges, including the debt crisis in Greece that has many Europeans worried about their common currency. We also focus on Iran and what the regime is trying to achieve by moving to a higher level of uranium enrichment. Carla Robbins and Garrick Utley join Daljit Dhaliwal.
After months of conflicting signals on its nuclear intentions, Iran formally moved forward today on a significant change in its uranium enrichment program. Patrick Clawson, deputy director for research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the issue. Worldfocus partner Deutsche Welle reports on the controversy.
Martin Savidge hosts Barbara Demick of the LA Times and Leon Sigal of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project. They discuss North Korea's recent currency devaluation, how the state is closing underground markets, the grim economic reality for the North Korean people and the prospects of U.S. economic engagement with this rogue and isolated nation.
In Iran, protests erupted again this week as the U.S. deadline for imposing sanctions looms. Carol Giacomo, a member of The New York Times editorial board, and Irshad Manji, a professor at New York University and the author of "The Trouble With Islam Today," join Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the mounting pressures on Iran, both internal and external.
In recent months, U.S. policy on the isolated Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar has been shifting toward greater engagement. Worldfocus blogger Michael Lwin, who recently returned from Myanmar and is of Burmese descent, argues that ineffective U.S. sanctions have mainly caused suffering for the Burmese people.
Ervand Abrahamian, a distinguished professor of history at the City University of New York, joins Martin Savidge to discuss today's UN watchdog agency's rebuke of Iran. He argues that the censure reflects an unusual degree of international unity and strengthens the threat of further sanctions against Iran.
Delegates from the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China met in Brussels to turn up the heat on Iran. Tehran says its uranium enrichment program is for peaceful purposes, but other countries worry that it gives Iran the ability to make an atomic bomb. Trita Parsi joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the possibility of new sanctions.
Angela Stent of Georgetown University discusses the significance of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit, the importance of Russia as a regional power with China and sanctions against Iran.
China has a close trading relationship with Iran, and its support will be key in any effort to impose new sanctions against the country. John Delury of the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations discusses China's willingness -- or lack thereof -- to go along with sanctions.