Hamid Abutalebi was involved in the 1979 hostage crisis in Iran where Americans were held for more than a year.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Friday told TRNS he wasn’t sure who was behind antisemitic flyers in eastern Ukraine.
The president called the deal “promising,” but cautioned that only time will tell whether Russia is serious about recalling separatist forces.
The president said that reviving America’s middle class “is the defining issue of our time.”
Vice President Joe Biden praised the strength and resilience of Bostonians on the one-year anniversary of the Boston marathon bombings.
The group pressed the president to loosen policies that separate immigrant families.
“This is a situation that needs to be resolved diplomatically,” said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.
The President is holding a moment of silence with senior advisers at 2:49 pm.