Behind the Scenes: An interview with Iran's Foreign Minister

CCTV America's Asieh Namdar and our CCTV crew took a trip to a UN General Assembly Meeting to meet and interview Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif. Here's a behind the scenes look of before, during, and after the big interview.

[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/behind-the-scenes-an-interview-with-irans-foreign-minister/thumbs/thumbs_image1.jpg]1761CCTV America's Asieh Namdar takes the train to a UN General Assembly meeting and preps for her interview with Iran's foreign minister.
[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/behind-the-scenes-an-interview-with-irans-foreign-minister/thumbs/thumbs_image2.jpg]1060While on the train, Asieh looks over some guest requests for the following newsweek.
[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/behind-the-scenes-an-interview-with-irans-foreign-minister/thumbs/thumbs_image11.jpg]1010Asieh looks over some notes in an empty conference room before the interview.
[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/behind-the-scenes-an-interview-with-irans-foreign-minister/thumbs/thumbs_image6.jpg]1020Make-up check before the big interview!
[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/behind-the-scenes-an-interview-with-irans-foreign-minister/thumbs/thumbs_image7.jpg]1000Make-up check before the big interview!
[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/behind-the-scenes-an-interview-with-irans-foreign-minister/thumbs/thumbs_image9.jpg]970All set and ready to interview the foreign minister
[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/behind-the-scenes-an-interview-with-irans-foreign-minister/thumbs/thumbs_image8.jpg]950Our CCTV America crew waits around before the interview.
[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/behind-the-scenes-an-interview-with-irans-foreign-minister/thumbs/thumbs_img_1726.jpg]890Outside the Governor's Room aka the interview room
[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/behind-the-scenes-an-interview-with-irans-foreign-minister/thumbs/thumbs_image3.jpg]810A look at the set-up for the one-on-one interview
[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/behind-the-scenes-an-interview-with-irans-foreign-minister/thumbs/thumbs_img_1730.jpg]970Asieh meets the foreign minister
[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/behind-the-scenes-an-interview-with-irans-foreign-minister/thumbs/thumbs_img_1740.jpg]970(Left to Right) CCTV America journalist Asieh Namdar, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and CCTV America producer Elmira Jafari
[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/behind-the-scenes-an-interview-with-irans-foreign-minister/thumbs/thumbs_image10.jpg]950The interview between Asieh and the foreign minister proceeds.
[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/behind-the-scenes-an-interview-with-irans-foreign-minister/thumbs/thumbs_img_1747.jpg]950One interview requires a lot of camera gear and equipment!
[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/behind-the-scenes-an-interview-with-irans-foreign-minister/thumbs/thumbs_image12.jpg]830Some post-interview editing in the works!