Today's Woman speaks with author Moniveh Baradaram on her memoirs of being a political prison in Iran.
News & Views: In the Washington report we’ll cover the release of nine Iranians detained in Iraq who the US military says are no longer a threat to Iraqi security. We’ll have comments from Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari who hailed the announcement, saying it was a confidence-building measure that would encourage more productive talks between Iran, Iraq and the United States on improving security in Iraq. The situation in Pakistan will also top our program, and Dr. Walter Anderson, Acting Director, S. Asia Studies at SAIS and former chief of State Department South Asia division in the Office of Analysis for Near East and South Asia, will be here live on set to discuss. We’ll update the status of Delaram Ali, a women’s activist who was detained and sentenced to 5 years in jail. An original package interview with the Pakistani ambassador to the United Nations, Munir Akram.
Roundtable explores the new Iranian nationalism vs. the images portrayed by the Islamic Republic for Iran with Georgetown sociologist Merhdad Mashayekhi.
Late Edition reports on the ongoing crisis in Pakistan.
NewsTalk hosts VOA congressional correspondent Siamak Deghanpour, Prism editor-in-chief Babak Yektafar, and NewsTalk contributor Shayan Samaii to discuss the the week in Washington including French President Sarkozy and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan's visits to Washington.