NewsTalk examines the release this week of the State Department's Annual Report on Human Rights globally and its analysis of Iran. Panelists include freelance journalist Homa Sarshar and Rob Sobhani, Georgtown University professor and energy consultant. Phoner with Dariush Hamoyoun, fmr. Minister of Information under the Shah, from Switzerland.
News & Views previews the international conference in Baghdad this weekend. Iran announces that a deputy foreign minister will lead its delegation. U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalizad, suggests he might hold bilateral talks with Iran focusing solely on the allegations of Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi insurgents. Nazzy Beglari interviews the Iraqi Foreign Minister about the upcoming conference. Congressional report on Tuesday's House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing with testimony from Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns. Interview with human rights activist Akbar Ghandji on the women recently arrested in Tehran, teachers and workers stikes across Iran. In advance of International Women's Day, we interview former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
Roundtable hosts open phones with Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) to discuss U.S. foreign policy towards Iran.
Late Edition features an in depth report on the State Department's Annual Report on Human Rights.