Today's Woman: In addition to the latest news of the day, we will discuss the economic participation and entrepreneur ship of women in the Middle-East. The accomplishments of our in-studio guest Ms. Nadereh Chamlou, Senior Adviser of Social and Economic Development for the World Bank, will be highlighted. Also, there is a package focusing on a recent conference led by Ms. Chamlou.
News & Views: We will lead the broadcast with reports that the Security Council will probably vote Saturday on a draft resolution slapping new sanctions against Iran over its refusal to halt sensitive nuclear activities, Western diplomats said Thursday. Envoys from the United States, Britain and France told reporters after consultations of the 15-member council on the issue that it had been agreed to pursue last-minute discussions on the text Friday ahead of a vote likely Saturday. A US official said on Thursday that the oil-rich Gulf Arab states are scrutinizing Iran's financial dealings to avoid serving as a conduit for its nuclear activities and alleged terrorism funding. Stuart Levey, the Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, told reporters in the United Arab Emirates that he had held talks with both governments and the private sector in three Gulf states on ensuring that Tehran does not use their banking systems for "illicit" purposes.
Roundtable: Dr.Siamak Shojaie, Professor of Economics and Dean of the College of Business at Connecticut State University, Hartford. He will be live from the NY studio. Topic: Iranian economy and new possible sanctions.
Late Edition reports the latest on the U.S. presidential election.
Newstalk: Vafa will host his monthly "Face to Face" This is part 2 of a two part interview conducted with contributor Mohsen Sarzgara.