An exclusive interview with President Thein Sein about the rapid transformation of Myanmar – a revolution in progress.
On AMANPOUR. today, we are focusing on an interesting sidebar to the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. World famous artist and architect, Maya Lin, is launching what will become her last memorial – “What is Missing?” It is multi-media work dedicated to raising awareness about endangered and extinct species. AMANPOUR speaks to her about why she is dedicating the rest of her life to documenting what she says will be the 6th mass extinction in the earth’s history – the first to be caused by the actions of a single species – humankind – if climate change continues. There are plenty of other interesting stories to tell you about today as well. Here are some perspectives on those.
Tom Evans; Sr. Writer, AMANPOUR.
IRAN – How close is the world to imposing new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program?
- U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates predicts “significant” new sanctions against Iran
- Comment came one day after U.S., Britain, France warned Tehran it could face tougher measures
- Western powers believe Iran trying to develop nuclear weapons, a charge it denies
- Unclear though if Russia and China, both permanent members of U.N. Security Council, will support any additional sanctions against Iran
QUESTION: What will the West do if Tehran continues its nuclear defiance and Russia and China refuse to support any additional sanctions against Tehran?
The U.S. mission in Afghanistan, explained by General Stanley McChrystal proved heart-felt to most viewers, who embraced this exchange and applauded Gen. McChrystal’s initiatives. In addition, there were minimal discussions reflecting the interview with Sudan’s ambassador to the U.N. and his claims of resistance toward participating in the international law.
Christiane God bless you!!! what a great interview!!!
Afghanistan and the United States are lucky to have a great General such as McChrystal serves humanity well.
Haven't we learned anything from History? Guess the "Resistance" during WWII is a component conveniently forgotten in history lessons. If it weren't Alqueda, Taliban would have been long a history of the Past.
How do you fight gang warfare with conventional warfare? Do you need to know how to wage war to figure that out?
By Tom Evans; Sr. Writer, AMANPOUR.
The United States will not sit silently by and ignore what happens on the streets of Tehran, the U.S. deputy assistant secretary for Iran at the State Department said Thursday.
John Limbert, who was among diplomats held hostage by radical students at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran 30 years ago, told CNN's Christiane Amanpour, "We believe as we have always believed that the Iranian people deserve decent treatment from their government."
His comments came on the same day that U.S. President Barack Obama, during a lecture in Oslo, Norway, after he received his Nobel Peace Prize, declared the world is bearing witness to the struggle for rights and justice in countries such as Iran.