News & Views reports on U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker's warning to Americans on Thursday that pulling U.S. troops out of the country could open the door to a "major Iranian advance" that would threaten U.S. interests in the region. Chief U.S. negotiator Christopher Hill's two days of technical talks on North Korea's nuclear program ended Friday with some progress made on ways to close down the program. Assistant secretary of state David Welch will hold talks in Libya next week focused on planning a trip to the former pariah nation by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice this year. Presidential candidates Edwards and Huckabee are discussing the possible blacklisting of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, offering two differing views.
Roundtable hosts Georgetown University sociologist Merhdad Moshayekki on the sociological impact of the recent rash of public executions in Iran.
Late Edition airs a report on the possibility of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps to be designated as a terrorist organization.
NewsTalk debuts a new month series "Face to Face", one on one indepth interviews with newsmakers and fascinating personalities connected to the history of Iran and the development of U.S.-Iranian relations. This week's guest is Mohsen Sarzgara, an instrumental figure in establishing Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps soon after the Islamic Revolution. He later became a critic of the regime and is now a Harvard researcher.