Newstalk discusses the upcoming Assembly of Experts election in Iran with Bahman Aghai Diba, a consultant with World Resources Company, Dr. Rasool Nafisi, a Professor of Sociology at Strayer University and Nour Mohamad Asgari, a Lawyer and Writer.
News & Views leads with the allegations by the U.S. government of "mounting evidence" that Hezbollah, Iran & Syria are seeking to topple the government of Lebanon. Russian and China indicate they will not support a draft U.N. resolution imposing tough sanctions on Iran. Iran's Revolutionary Guard kicks off ten days of military maneuvers by firing several long range ballistic missiles. Khatami's controversial visit to Chatham House in London. Phone interview with Dr. Homayoun Katouzian, an Oxford professor, on his new book on the Persian poet Sa'adi.
Roundtable discusses the condition of Kurdish refugees in "No Man's Land" > (an area between Iraq and Jordan) with Mr. Bahman Maalizadeh, President of the Norooz Foundation and Mr. Reza Payami, investigative reporter, filmmaker.
Late Edition examines the obstacles to freedom of the press in Iran with two journalist, Payman Pakmehr of Tabriznews.com and Bijan Khalili of Iran Shahr (Los Angeles) newspaper.