September 27th, 2014
12:08 AM ET

On GPS Sunday: One-on-ones with Rouhani and Peres, and how to contain Ebola

Watch "Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN

On GPS this Sunday: The leaders of the world gathered this week in New York for the U.N. General Assembly meeting, and GPS gathered some of the most interesting voices to get their takes on current events.

First, Fareed speaks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani about the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the state of the nuclear talks, and the harsh judgment handed down against six Iranians who made a "happy" video.

“Iran, from the very first moment, did not hesitate in fighting against terrorism,” Rouhani says. “Other countries apparently had their doubts for quite some time.  They were under the impression that, be it as it may, they acted quite late in the game.”

Next, Fareed sits down with a man who decades has worked at the highest levels of Israel’s government. Shimon Peres discusses the prospects for peace in the Middle East...and why at age 91 he's considering a new career – including delivering pizza.

Also, the Ebola outbreak – 1.4 million infections are possible says the CDC...and that's by January, in just two nations. What could be done to contain the crisis? Fareed puts that question to Chelsea Clinton, Paul Farmer, and Liberia's foreign minister.

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  1. Jeremiah

    Mr. Zakaria, could you please do a program interviewing the leaders of Indian Occupied Kashmir. We need to know when plebsicite is going to be held there.

    September 27, 2014 at 3:42 am |
  2. Zandie

    Delivering pizza at age 91. Ok. So long as Shimon doesn't deliver to Hamas.
    They won't tip him.

    September 27, 2014 at 5:12 am |
  3. George patton

    It will take the might of the democrats and Shiites to defeat ISIS and Ebola. The republicans and Sunnis will have no part in this.

    September 27, 2014 at 5:26 am |
    • Buck Ofama

      Well said, George. Thank you. I totally agree!

      September 27, 2014 at 6:27 am |
  4. chrissy

    Good post George,thank u.

    September 27, 2014 at 5:27 am |
  5. Joseph McCarthy

    Don't anyone expect banasy to post for a long time. She is having an affair with a rupert.

    September 27, 2014 at 6:01 am |
    • Buck Ofama

      Thank you, Joseph. I didn't know that. Keep me informed.

      September 27, 2014 at 6:26 am |
      • rupert

        hey BO, do you love Obama? just askin'...

        September 27, 2014 at 12:36 pm |
    • banasy©


      September 27, 2014 at 9:07 am |
  6. ✠RZ✠

    Rouhani is a master politician very well learned at avoiding to directly answer any question specifically or provide a personal opinion pertaining to the same. If you were to ask him "whether ISIS or America is the greater terrorist threat to Iran today?", his reply would be that Iran must fight all forms of terrorism as it seems fit. Uh, yuh... by throwing money at one and dung at the other.

    September 27, 2014 at 6:11 am |
  7. rupert

    Consciousness in the physical form is a manifestation of the devine.

    September 27, 2014 at 6:35 am |
  8. rupert

    @rz. Hi sweet hips.
    I agree, that's one reason I find that iranian d-bag so annoying. That would be his evasive annoying form of answering the question. Iran is the true enemy.
    I bet you never get lonely rz cuz u strike me as a man that sleeps with his cell phone.
    I'm gonna give u a tip. Pork bellies are going up. Buy up quick.

    September 27, 2014 at 7:03 am |
    • rupert

      Sorry folks, I never posted that idiotic comment above. This joker seems to be doing this crap all the time now.

      September 27, 2014 at 7:58 am |
      • George patton

        You sir, are an imposter!

        September 27, 2014 at 10:14 am |
      • Joseph McCarthy

        I doubt rupert would appreciate anyone stealing his name and spreading delusional lies. This joker needs to stop. Time to burn some hickory. It's gonna be a rib feast. Pass the margaritas and fresh guacamole! I will save the world on Monday.

        September 27, 2014 at 10:19 am |
  9. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    Where is @ My Troll this morning? Celebrating New Year's?

    September 27, 2014 at 8:04 am |
  10. chri§§y

    Omg! @ RZ, you are a sight for sore eyes! I have missed you tremendously and ever so glad you have returned my friend!

    September 27, 2014 at 8:45 am |
  11. chri§§y

    Lol definitely me @ 5:27 am! Lmao and very good post, if nothing more than humorous affect. Althouh there is quite a bit of truth to it! Welcome back!

    September 27, 2014 at 8:49 am |
    • ✠RZ✠

      Just dropped in for a boo, and now I'm gettin all verklempt. Chillax kids, and let an old fart post a comment or two 🙂

      September 27, 2014 at 5:48 pm |
  12. chri§§y

    And not me @ 5:27 either.

    September 27, 2014 at 8:51 am |
  13. chri§§y

    @ banasy, what is incorret?

    September 27, 2014 at 9:27 am |
    • rupert

      @chrissy. Yes. Nice to see RZ again. He's my rich and oxford educated boyfriend.
      He owns an insurance company and works at Wall Street. He's also a business lawyer. He drives a Ferrari.

      September 27, 2014 at 10:06 am |
  14. chri§§y

    Incorrect i meant.

    September 27, 2014 at 9:30 am |
    • banasy©

      That I'm having an affair with rupert.

      September 27, 2014 at 10:07 am |
      • rupert

        its just you 'n' me now, banasy, sweetheart. chrissy and I were through weeks ago.

        September 27, 2014 at 12:34 pm |
      • banasy©

        I would not, could not, rupert-you-are.

        September 27, 2014 at 2:55 pm |
  15. chri§§y

    Assuming of course YOU are reall RZ.

    September 27, 2014 at 9:56 am |
    • banasy©

      It is RZ, Chrissy.

      September 27, 2014 at 10:11 am |
      • stuart

        Oh. So she IS having an affair. But not with rupert. It is with RZ. She just admitted it. "It is RZ" No wonder they post less lately.
        Well you heard it here first. Thanks for your honesty, banasy.

        September 27, 2014 at 10:25 am |
      • banasy©

        That would also be incorrect.

        September 27, 2014 at 11:01 am |
  16. chri§§y

    Best for you @ rupert not to spread so much of your delional imagination around. Nor the many lies you manage to come up with.

    September 27, 2014 at 10:13 am |
  17. rupert

    @chrissy. Are u calling me a liar? I am a pillar of philosophical thinkers in these boards.
    I am offended. I am going to disappear for a long time like RZ. Then u are going to miss me.
    Good bye chrissy.

    September 27, 2014 at 10:30 am |
  18. chri§§y

    Lol youre a pillar alright @ rupert...of SALT! BUH BYE NOW!

    September 27, 2014 at 11:14 am |
    • rupert

      back in them ol' days, when we used to date, i was a pillar of zinc, to you, sweetheart. how i long for those good ol' days. divorce is such a sad thing. even imaginary ones.

      September 27, 2014 at 12:31 pm |
  19. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    In all my years on this planet, I have come to the conclusion that we live not in a material physical universe, but in a conscious metaphysical spiritual universe.

    September 27, 2014 at 11:30 am |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      No, Troll, in all of my years on this planet, I have come to the conclusion that spirituality is what the bull produces.

      September 27, 2014 at 2:15 pm |
  20. fun fun fun

    just love these CNN articles. how to contain Iran, how to contain Ebola, how to contain ISIS, all in one sentence. gotta get all those viruses, after all. fun stuff! even funnier, them mozzies regard us as crusader viruses too, and they have to figure out how to contain the darn things also. everybody calling everybody a terrorist virus threat that has to be contained, quarantined or degraded. and the only anti-virus serum out there seems to be bombs, bullets and killing. as a wise man once said: can't all of us viruses just get along?

    September 27, 2014 at 12:23 pm |
    • rupert

      Well said, fun fun fun.

      September 27, 2014 at 1:34 pm |
  21. Akhos

    Why is it when the US acts in her own interest it is an unqualified good thing? When certain other countries do likewise they are seen as irredeemably evil. Iran is a great nation with an outstanding history; they should be allowed to flourish, without sacrificing cultural uniqueness, like all other nations. And with the means to protect themselves in an increasingly dangerous world.

    September 27, 2014 at 1:42 pm |
    • they just have a louder media megaphone

      Excellent comment. The "white people" / western world are no better human beings in any measure of the word "better". They just have a much louder media megaphone, that was created by them dominating 150 nations on planet earth, since 1492 AD, through terrible acts of murder followed by thieving. This allowed them to spread their language and their religion far and wide. If the Persians had not been defeated by the Greeks, in the 3rd century BC, and if the Persians had then spread themselves over 150 other nations worldwide, then, probably, all of us would be talking Farsi and the "louder" Persian media would strongly proclaim that those insignificant "white people" are just a bunch of terrorists, and we Persians should never ever let them have a nuclear bomb.

      September 27, 2014 at 2:04 pm |
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

        "...that was created by them dominating?"
        "They," the "white people" with the louder media megaphone, understand the grammar of at least one language. That is why they are "better human beings."

        September 27, 2014 at 2:45 pm |
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

        Thank you, they just have a louder media megaphone. How so very true that is! All this Western arrogance and self-righteousness makes me sick.

        September 27, 2014 at 7:13 pm |
      • poor ignorant JIF in blue

        Thanks for reminding us JIF in blue, about another area where the "white people" lack terribly. Yeah, most "non-whites" can speak, read and write between 2 and 4 languages. YOU on the other hand, my dear JIF in blue, like most of your ignorant American compatriots, can speak, read and write only American English, which is a poor, butchered, uneducated, Virginia tobacco farmer version of the Queen's English aka: British English.

        September 27, 2014 at 8:23 pm |
      • Sandera

        No you can't megamouth. You suck the scum from Paki hole.

        September 27, 2014 at 8:26 pm |
      • Mandarine

        Go have a digestive and calm your butt down, poor ignorant.

        September 27, 2014 at 8:34 pm |
      • that's a big if...

        Hey dude: "If the Persians had not been defeated by the Greeks and IF they had dominated 150 other nations thru murder followed by thieving".... that's a BIG "if" dude........ the facts of history show us that the Europeans did really sail their ships to all those countries, murder the crap out of the natives, stole as much as they possibly could from them, put their "European" flags on foreign lands, and ruled the roost over everybody, for over 500 years! The Europeans also murdered the crap out of the Islamic World and took it over, by brute force. That's why they are wimpering in the desert right now, running around like lost goats, waving their Koran at the sky at screaming "Allah O Akbar"....... apparently their Allah is not listening....... or they just don't know how to win in the modern world..... even though Asians have shown them the way, over the last 30 years.......... sad.......... 🙁

        September 27, 2014 at 8:55 pm |
      • thank you for admitting it

        Well, I don't agree with you on some of the details, but thank you for at least admitting to the fact that the Europeans are the biggest murderers on our planet, that sailed their ships to every country imaginable, and committed some pretty darn awful acts of murder followed by some pretty major thieving! Now, at last, we are finally getting somewhere...... because, once the "white people" ADMIT, to the facts of history, that they truly are the descendants of the worst murderers and thieves that have ever lived........... NOW we have finally reached step#1............ of getting "white people" to look in a mirror, at themselves.......... and be utterly disgusted!

        September 27, 2014 at 9:09 pm |
    • George patton

      Because Iran is an oppressive country to its own citizens. They hang and stone gay people because they are gay. Iran has and does provide money and weapons to terrorists. They applauded 9/11.
      There, you stupid excuse for a sub human. That answers your ignorant question. Now go pray to your fake god then go KCUF

      September 27, 2014 at 2:17 pm |
      • George patton

        Sorry, Akhos, I never posted the above.

        September 27, 2014 at 7:10 pm |
    • George patton

      @akhols. I just cannot get over how stupid u are. Really!

      September 27, 2014 at 5:40 pm |
    • Joseph McCarthy

      Easy George, Akhols is dumb, uneducated, and rode the little yellow bus to school. He does not realize that Iran denies internet to its citizens, murders gay people and women who are forcefully ryped. The world would be better off if we bombed them off the face of the earth. Sadly I do not see this happening for at least 20 years.

      September 27, 2014 at 5:48 pm |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      Well said, Akhos. Yes, we Americans are truly arrogant and self-righteous. I personally don't feel that way.

      September 27, 2014 at 7:07 pm |
    • but at least, now you know why?

      So Akhos, now at least do you know why you poor, sanctioned, Iranians, are forced to "eat crow" and grovel humbly on all fours, before your white bully bosses, and very politely ask their permission, before you can dare to have a nuclear bomb? It's because your people got screwed by the white people. period. There is no other reason, my dear Akhos. And if you guys are smart enough to go back to your Persian roots, when Xerxes and Darius were Emperors, then show us, my friend, show us! But until you let ignorant Islamic "muttonhead" Mullahs rule your roost, and have Islamic Police strolling the streets of Tehran, shutting down your basement parties, while you guys desperately smuggle in flat screen TV's and iGadgets, from other Gulf States, at 2:00 am, so that you can have a semblence of a 21st century life, you will remain a groveling nation, at the mercy of the white people, and bossed over by mullahs that are stuck in the eleventh century!

      September 27, 2014 at 8:38 pm |
  22. George patton

    I like Persians. They have flying carpets. But they are no longer called Persians you nitwit troll.
    Ahh, troll. We already have them. Boom!

    September 27, 2014 at 2:12 pm |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      @ George patton,
      I, too, like Persians. That's why I want to see them get their country back, under a proper Shah of Persia.

      September 27, 2014 at 2:51 pm |
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

        We should set Persia up with a Pahlavi in charge.
        Any Pahlavi will do.

        September 27, 2014 at 2:59 pm |
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

        For your information Joey, the Persians took their country back in 1979. It's the right-wing thugs in Washington who now want to take it over.

        September 27, 2014 at 7:16 pm |
  23. Gus

    They dug a few sanitary holes in the white house front lawn for Modi and gang to relieve. Reckon the yankees wanted to make Shiva's soldiers comfy.

    September 27, 2014 at 3:41 pm |
  24. chri§§y

    Lol @ of these days youre going to have to step out of that imaginary place of yours, and into the real world. When you do you will realise WE have NEVER met nor are we ever likely too!

    September 27, 2014 at 3:42 pm |
  25. Plebiscite in Indian Occupied Kashmir

    Modi finally decided to take a box of chat masala as gift for Obama.

    September 27, 2014 at 3:52 pm |
    • Tipple

      Modi from India goes to the doctor and says, "I feel terrible."

      Doctor says, "go home, get a bucket, p iss and s hit in it for a week. Throw in dead rats and rotting fish. Put a towel over your head and sniff the fumes for three days."

      Week later Modi goes back and says, "Doc, I feel wonderful, what was the problem?"

      Doctor, "you were homesick!"

      September 27, 2014 at 6:44 pm |
  26. Picho

    Did Modi bring his wife (boyfriend) along @Plebiscite?

    September 27, 2014 at 3:56 pm |
  27. chri§§y

    What makes people soooooo interested in someones elses s e x life? Aside from the obvious being jealousy i mean.

    September 27, 2014 at 4:46 pm |
  28. Brent

    @Picho Modi has a boyfriend in Myanmar. I read it somewhere. He ditched his underage wife on nuptial night. Didn't have enough downy.

    BTW Clooney's wife is death by chocolate.

    September 27, 2014 at 4:50 pm |
  29. George patton

    @Brent. Don't worry about Modi, baby doll. You are and will always be my gay boy friend.

    September 27, 2014 at 5:36 pm |
    • Carnevale

      You sure you are not Modi's boy? Jealous eh.

      September 27, 2014 at 6:53 pm |
    • George scott

      Tell me @George patton how does a girl like you get to be a girl like you? Bed manners, I suppose. LOL

      September 27, 2014 at 7:01 pm |
  30. Tipple

    @brent Hindus do it all the time if bride does not bring adequate dowry. They douse her with kerosene and burn her alive. BTW Modi is a stalker.

    @ George patton you need to hit a gay bar and go home with a b ubba. You seem to like big d iks. Eh mate. Cheers.

    September 27, 2014 at 6:42 pm |
    • George patton

      Sorry, Tipple. That's my Tea Partying impostor you're talking to. As the true George Patton here, I like the current President of Iran and hate the right-wing politicians in Washington.

      September 27, 2014 at 7:22 pm |
    • Sandera

      Why did you decapitate your daughter?

      September 27, 2014 at 8:23 pm |
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