Today's Woman: A discussion of Iranian judicial laws and elsewhere, in regards to gender discrimination of punishment for murder. The guest will be lawyer and women' rights activist Leili Pourzand from Toronto.
News & Views: We will have comprehensive coverage of the Iranian gunboat “provocation,” with reaction from the Def Sec Gates and Sec of State Rice. Rice has warned Iran after Revolutionary Guard speedboats allegedly threatened American ships in the Persian Gulf at the weekend. Rice described the move as "provocative and dangerous" and has urged Iran to remember that the US has strong interests in the Gulf. Vice Admiral Kevin Cosgriff Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and U.S. 5th Fleet joins us by phone. Correspondent Siamak Deghanpour will report live from New Hampshire to discuss the latest news from that state’s primaries. President Bush's trip to the Middle East is discussed with Paul Schram, Adjunct Scholar, Middle East Institute.
Roundtable reports on and discusses the New Hampsire primary. Guests include contributor Shayan Samaii and correspondent Siamak Deghanpour.
Late Edition reports on the latest Human Rights Watch report on Iran, " “You Can Detain Anyone for Anything: Iran’s Broadening Clampdown on Independent Activism"
Newstalk discusses the latest news on Iran (Persian Gulf incident, President Bush's trip to Iran, recent Human Rights Watch report, gas shortages) with Esmail Nouriala, editor of the web magazine "New Secularism", London Kayhan's Nasser Mohammadi and Siamak Deghanpour from New Hampshire.