Peter Kenyon http://kgou.org en Talks On Iran's Nuclear Program Likely To Be Extended http://kgou.org/post/talks-irans-nuclear-program-likely-be-extended Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne. Let's read between the lines of a statement on nuclear talks with Iran. President Obama says, talks have shown, quote, "real progress." That's a diplomatic way of saying there's no deal yet. But the president also says, there's a credible way forward - and indication diplomats will keep talking past a Sunday deadline. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:48:00 +0000 Peter Kenyon 33560 at http://kgou.org With A Deadline Days Away, Iran Nuclear Deal Might Get An Extension http://kgou.org/post/deadline-days-away-iran-nuclear-deal-might-get-extension Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>After two days of nuclear talks with his Iranian counterpart, Secretary of State John Kerry is returning to Washington. Sunday is the deadline for a deal to limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports from Vienna that the talks could be extended.<p>PETER KENYON, BYLINE: Amid crises unfolding around the Middle East, Kerry took time to focus on the Iran nuclear talks as they near a July 20th deadline. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:21:00 +0000 Peter Kenyon 33440 at http://kgou.org Iran Nuclear Negotiations Try To Hurdle Impasse As Deadline Nears http://kgou.org/post/iran-nuclear-negotiations-try-hurdle-impasse-deadline-nears Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. Iranian and American diplomats are facing a July 20th deadline to come up with a nuclear agreement. A deal could prevent any Iranian attempt to build a bomb. Failure could bring back the mutual hostility of the past. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Peter Kenyon 32644 at http://kgou.org Deadline Looms In Nuclear Talks With Iran http://kgou.org/post/july-deadline-looms-nuclear-talks-iran Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne. It's being billed as the final push. After a decade of on-again, off-again talks with Iran over its nuclear program, a last round of talks begins today in Vienna. Negotiators from Iran, the U.S. and five major powers have set July 20 - just weeks from now - as the deadline to reach an agreement. NPR's Peter Kenyon is in Vienna. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:10:00 +0000 Peter Kenyon 32515 at http://kgou.org Beside A Crumbling Iraq, Iran Looks On With Alarm Bells Ringing http://kgou.org/post/beside-crumbling-iraq-iran-looks-alarm-bells-ringing Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Alarm bells are ringing in Iran now that Sunni militants are making such a huge claim in neighboring Iraq. Iran is the center of Shiite power in the region. It supports Iraq's Shiite-led government and the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports that Tehran is pursuing even more military support for its allies. But it also might be looking for a viable political solution in Iraq.<p>PETER KENYON, BYLINE: Into Tehran, where memories of Iran's bloody war against the Sunni led Iraq in the 1980s are still strong. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:17:00 +0000 Peter Kenyon 32406 at http://kgou.org Crowded By Two Shaky States, Turkey Shifts Its Weight In Policy http://kgou.org/post/crowded-two-shaky-states-turkey-shifts-its-weight-policy Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>The fighting is so bad in Iraq that yesterday NATO promised to defend member country Turkey from any spillover violence. Turkey borders two countries that some analysts now call failed states, Iraq and Syria. That's forcing Turkey to consider policies that could change the map of the region, even the possibility of more independence for Iraqi Kurds. That's something Turkey has vehemently opposed for decades. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports from Istanbul.<p>PETER KENYON, BYLINE: After loudly criticizing the U.S. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Peter Kenyon 32171 at http://kgou.org Talks Yield Possible Framework For Iran Nuclear Deal http://kgou.org/post/talks-yield-possible-framework-iran-nuclear-deal Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. Negotiators trying to ensure that Iran has only a peaceful nuclear program have less than a month to reach an agreement. A week of talks in Vienna yielded the potential beginnings of a deal. But thorny problems remain unresolved.<p>As NPR's Peter Kenyon reports, U.S. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 15:52:00 +0000 Peter Kenyon 31815 at http://kgou.org The Key Sticking Points In The Iranian Nuclear Talks http://kgou.org/post/key-sticking-points-iranian-nuclear-talks Iran and six world powers are meeting in Vienna this week in their latest attempt to hammer out a comprehensive nuclear agreement by July 20.<p>That's when a six-month interim agreement expires. It can be extended for up to another six months, though all sides say they're aiming for an agreement this summer.<p>Iran is negotiating with the so-called P5 plus one, which consists of the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council — the U.S., Britain, France, Russia and China — plus Germany.<p>Here are some of the major sticking points as the talks enter a crucial stage:<p><strong>1. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:44:00 +0000 Peter Kenyon 31424 at http://kgou.org The Key Sticking Points In The Iranian Nuclear Talks Former Boxer Steps Up As Kiev Mayor, Spars With Remaining Activists http://kgou.org/post/former-boxer-steps-kiev-mayor-spars-remaining-activists Former world heavyweight boxing champ Vitaly Klitchko is now set to become mayor of Kiev. In his first major move, Klitchko is asking activists in Independence Square to pack up their tents and allow the square to return to normal. Some activists are resisting, warning that one presidential election doesn't guarantee the success of their revolution — or do justice to the martyrs who were killed there. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Peter Kenyon 30844 at http://kgou.org Ukraine's Weakened Military Could Hinder Poroshenko's Objectives http://kgou.org/post/ukraines-weakened-military-could-hinder-poroshenkos-objectives Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>The new president of Ukraine also faces the problem keeping order. Petro Poroshenko has won praise for his tough stance on the pro-Russian insurgency in the east of the country. But it can take force to back up words. And the Ukrainian military is considered relatively weak. NPR's Peter Kenyon just returned from Ukraine and has this report.<p>PETER KENYON, BYLINE: The Ukrainian armed forces have struck some blows against militants in the East, mainly thanks to their airpower. But overall, the news from Sloviansk, Donetsk and Luhansk has been grim. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:08:00 +0000 Peter Kenyon 30789 at http://kgou.org