News & Views: A roundup of reaction to the release of the latest NIE on Iraq. Sen John Warner says President Bush should start bringing home some troops by Christmas to show the Baghdad government that the U.S. commitment in Iraq is not open-ended. Stringer report from Turkey on that country's Parliamentary elections. Tehran has threatened to bar major German banks that are pulling out of Iran. The vice governor of the Iranian central bank said that the banks’ actions could have long-term consequences. An "Inside Iran" report interview with leader of the Baha’i center in Geneva about the persecution of Baha’i students in Iran.
Roundtable hosts Mehdi Kouhestani-nejad, Director of the Asia and Middle Eastern section of the Canadian Labor Congress, discusses the latest on the case of imprisoned Iranian labor leader Mansor Osanloo.
Late Edition reports on the internal political strife in Pakistan and the return of former PM Nawaz Sharif.
NewsTalk hosts VOA's Siamak Deghanpour, University of Berlin researcher Mehran Barati and business consultant Shayan Samaii for our regular Friday "week in review."