Friday News Roundup - International

Guest Host:

Steve Roberts
Friday News Roundup - International

James Kitfield of National Journal, Susan Glasser of Politico and Bruce Auster of NPR join guest host Steve Roberts for analysis of the week's top international news stories, including: The Obama administration's preparations for high-level meetings with Iran’s new president. Russia's objections to the U.N. report on Syria's chemical weapons. And Brazil’s president calling off her visit to the U.S.

The U.S. finds itself at the forefront of unexpected diplomatic opportunities in the Middle East. Iranian President Rouhani is now saying his government would never develop nuclear weapons. He praised President Obama following an exchange of letters between the two leaders. Syria faces looming deadlines to surrender its chemical weapons or risk using the support of Russia. Brazil's president cancels a trip to the U.S. over allegations that the National Security Agency has spied on her government. And Pope Francis sends shock waves through the Roman Catholic Church. James Kitfield of National Journal, Susan Glasser of Politico and Bruce Auster of NPR join guest host Steve Roberts for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Guests

James Kitfield

senior correspondent, National Journal.

Susan Glasser

editor, Politico magazine.

Bruce Auster

national security editor, NPR.

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