News & Views reports on French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has again raised the specter of a conflict with Tehran, warning the world "to prepare for the worst... and the worst means war." Iran's official media launched a scathing response to the remarks, made in a broadcast interview Sunday evening, and accused Paris of pandering to the United States. The UN atomic watchdog IAEA opens a general conference of its 144 member states Monday, with the crisis over Iran's possibly seeking nuclear weapons getting ever more serious. The Bush administration is committed, for now, to using diplomatic and economic means to counter the potential nuclear threat from Iran, though all options are on the table, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday.
Roundtable observes the anniversary of the Mikonos restaurant assassination of several Iranian-Kurdish opposition leaders with Parviz Dastmalchi and Ms. Shohreh Dehkurdi, wife of one of the slain leaders.
NewsTalk discusses the latest on human rights abuses inside Iran with activists Elahe Hicks and Roya Toloui.
Late Edition examines the 2008 Republican presidential primary field.