News & Views reports on a London Guardian story on the Iranian shelling of Kurdistan in Northern Iraq. Phoner with Radio Farda stringer in Turkey, Ali Javanmardi. Senior officials from Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency meet for a third round of talks on Monday and Tuesday to discuss Tehran's offer of more transparency in their nuclear program. Jay Solomon, the Wall Street Journal's Intelligence and Global Terrorism reporter, will join us today on set in the 2nd half of the show to talk about clashes between Kurdish guerrillas and Iranian forces in the remote border area of north-east Iraq, the potential designation of the Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization. Gunmen opened fire at vehicles in southeast Iran and took as many as 30 people hostage on Sunday, Iranian news agencies reported, in an incident one commander blamed on a group Tehran has previously linked to al Qaeda.
Roundtable hosts journalist and analyst Alireza Nourizadeh to discuss the IAEA meetings in Tehran, the Iranian shelling of Kurdistan in Iraq, political infighting among Iranian officials and the Jundallah attack and seizure of hostages in Sistan-Buluchestan.
Late Edition reports on yesterday's Democratic debates in Iowa.
NewsTalk has the latest on human rights abuses in Iran with Elahe Hicks, a human rights activist and historian Mehra Maliki.