Today's Woman: In recognition of the anniversary of her death, the discussion will focus on the life and works of the Iranian poet Fourugh Farrokhzad, one of the most well known women in Persian literature. Our guests include writer and human rights activist, Shahla Shafigh from Paris, as well as poet and sister of Fourugh Farrokhzad, Pouran Farrokhzad who will be a phoner guest from Iran.
News & Views: We lead the broadcast with reports that the Bush administration has agreed to turn over to international inspectors intelligence data it has collected that it says proves Iran worked on developing a nuclear weapon until a little more than four years ago, according to American and foreign diplomats. The decision reverses the United States’ longstanding refusal to share the data, citing the need to protect intelligence sources. We will have reaction from David Foley of state, who will also comment the status of the delayed tripartite Baghdad security talks and other news of the day. We have an exclusive interview with Ali Eshraghi, the grandson of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of Iran's Islamic republic. He had been among hundreds excluded for allegedly not being loyal enough to the principles of the 1979 Islamic revolution and hard-line interpretations of Islamic rule. We will discuss the reinstatement of his candidacy and other issues. A report on the congressional tribute to the late Congressman Tom Lantos, chairman of the House International Relations Committee.
Roundtable: Dr. Shaheen Fatemi, Dean of the Graduate Studies at the American University of Paris, live via Remote from Paris He will discuss the Iranian Economy after the Revolution.
Late Edition reports on the latest news from Lebanon.
NewsTalk: Vafa Mostaghim hosts Friday's weekly roundup of news with PNN's Siamak Deghanpour, and contributors Babak Yektafar, and Shayan Samii