Daily Archives: June 10, 2011

Audio Iran, Opec, US
In this week’s podcast: Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad’s role as Iran’s president is looking uncertain; Oil cartel Opec meeting descends into acrimony; And, we end the show in the US with the fiscal debate over raising the country’s debt ceiling. Presented by Gideon Rachman with Clive Crook and David Blair in the studio in London and Najmeh Bozorgmehr in Tehran

Gideon Rachman

The implosion of Newt Gingrich’s bid for the White House is wonderfully spectacular. The Republican’s entire senior campaign staff has just resigned – apparently driven over the edge by his decision to go on a two-week Greek-island cruise with his wife, rather than campaign in New Hampshire. The recent revelation that Gingrich had been extended almost $500,000 worth of credit by Tiffany’s, the jewellers, had also damaged his man-of-the-people credentials.