Today’s woman will discuss the recent Breakthrough Summit, a conference committed to ending global poverty through empowering women, with our phoner guest and participant of the event, Ms. Mahnaz Afkami, Founder of the Women's Learning Partnership. There will also be a discussion regarding the increase of food prices, as well as a discussion about polygamy.
News and Views covers comments by the leaders of the US and Britain who pledged a united effort to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, possibly by expanding sanctions against Tehran. Our London stringer will have reactions to the statements. We also cover U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s comments that she would press Iraq's Arab neighbors hard next week to do more to support Baghdad's government and shield it from Iran's "nefarious influences." Our State Dept. correspondent will be in Kuwait next week as the Secretary attends the conference of Iraq’s neighbors. NaV also reports that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is to make a two-day state visit to Sri Lanka next week. The two countries are also said to be entering into hydroelectric power project and an oil refinery enhancing project. Douglas Farah will join us live on set on NaV in the 2nd hour (will arrive about 1220) He’s an author and investigative journalist, with an expertise in terrorism, South America, etc. He will be here to discuss “What Does Iran Want From Latin America?”
Roundtable features Dr. Alinaghi Alikhani, former president of Tehran University, former minister of Economy and author and Dr, Ghoamreza Afkhami, Former professor of National University of Tehran and author. They will be in the Washington studio and will offer a tribute to Safei Asafnia, former Director of Iran Plan Organization.
Today's Late Edition will take a look at this week democratic presidential debate, the science segment will discuss solar power and how it can impact the global energy crisis and the entertainment piece will present four new movies opening this week end in theaters all over the United States.
On Newstalk Siamak and Vafa will be joined by Nasser Mohammadi from London and Shayan Samii from LA. They will be discussing Bush-Brown meeting, the 5+1 Shanghai meetings re Iran, US department on "back channel" discussion with Iran, and next week’s Iraq neighbor conference.