Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

Tom Gjelten of NPR, Nadia Bilbassy of Al Arabiya and James Kitfield of National Journal join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories, including: the international reaction to Washington’s fiscal deal, Secretary of State John Kerry's latest statements on Syria and stepped up diplomacy over Iran’s nuclear program.

The world reacted with relief to the last-minute deal to end the U.S. government shutdown and raise the debt limit. But foreign officials warn Washington’s credibility has been damaged, and more stable long-term management of the nation’s finances is needed. A joint statement by Iranian and U.S. officials described nuclear talks in Geneva as “substantive and forward looking.” Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria said they’re on track to meet a deadline for disabling equipment. And former NSA contractor Edward Snowden said he protected secret documents from Russia and China.

Guests

Tom Gjelten

national security correspondent, NPR and author of "Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause."

Nadia Bilbassy

senior correspondent, Al Arabiya.

James Kitfield

senior correspondent, National Journal.

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