News & Views: A roundup of the reactions to French Foreign Minister Kouchner’s comments re: preparing for war with Iran. The White House stresses diplomacy in dealing with Iran. Senator Chris Dodd asks President Bush to appoint a special envoy to deal with Iran. International Confederation of Free Trade Unions World Congress releases annual survey revealing attacks against, murders and detentions of trade unionists around the globe. The DC rep of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, Peter Bakvis, joins us to discuss the portions concerning Iran. Professor Olivier Roy, Middle East expert and senior researcher at the CNRS in Paris (Centre National de Recherches Scientifiques) joins us to discuss France’s position on a third round of sanctions and the recent comments by the Foreign Minister regarding Iran.
Roundtable hosts VOA contributor Alireza Nourizadeh on France's shifting rhetoric on Iran and the U.S.-EU strategy in confronting Iran's nuclear program.
Late Edition reports on the 62nd session of the UN General Assembly convening in New York this week.
NewsTalk hosts VOA contributor Nasser Mohammadi and political activist Parviz Dastmalachi discuss the latest news in Iran.