U.S. Senator Discusses Situation in Iran at RFE/RL's Headquarters in Prague
U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman (Independent-Connecticut) visited on August 26 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s headquarters in Prague and met with staff of Radio Farda, which provides uncensored news and information for people in Iran. He asked about the situation in Iran and in an interview with Niusha Boghrati of RFE/RL's Radio Farda, he said there is "clear" evidence that Iran is seeking to build a nuclear weapons capacity and that if Tehran achieves this goal it would represent a threat to the entire world.
During his visit, Lieberman also spoke with members of RFE/RL's Radio Azadi and Radio Mashaal about the impact of their journalism in Afghanistan and Pakistan, respectively, and with representatives of RFE/RL’s Belarus Service, telling them that the regime of President Alyaksandr Lukashenka was an "outlier," reminiscent of governments "30, even 50 years ago," and pledging his ongoing support of RFE/RL programs in support of freedom and democracy.
- RFE/RL is a private, independent international news organization whose programs -- radio, Internet, and television -- reach influential audiences in 21 countries, including Russia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the republics of Central Asia. It is funded by the U.S. Congress through the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).