Today’s Woman will discuss the importance of international organizations supporting human rights in Iran with our guest Mr. Reza Moeeni from Reporters without Borders Iran sector. He will be joining us from Paris. The last segment will continue to discuss whether wives should be active in their husband’s political affairs.
News and Views reports that Lebanese leaders agree on steps to end political deadlock that led to the worst violence since the civil war, and will report on the Peace talks between Israel and Syria. Our Washington Report includes reports that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has urged the US to impose a naval blockade on Iran to pressure it to stop its controversial nuclear program, and Iran has stymied the latest IAEA’s attempts to probe allegations that it tried to make nuclear arms Defense Secretary Robert Gates rebuffed calls for diplomatic engagement with Iran Tuesday, saying it was an open question whether talks would be productive while President Ahmedinejad is in power. We are efforting an interview with Sen. Alen Spector, who questioned Gates on US policy toward Iran. NaV will also have sound from an Iranian official visiting Beijing, Dr. Mahdi Mostafavi, adviser to Pres. Ahmadinejad. He spoke to journalists at a small press conference at the Iranian embassy. Mr. Mostafavi just signed a cultural agreement with the Chinese. Dr. Sharokh Ahkami, physician and founder and editor in chief of "Persian Heritage" in NJ will be live from the New York Studio. He will be on in the second hour and the topic is press freedom.
Roundtable features a discussion with Siamak Deghanpour live from Oregon. He’ll have an overview of the US presidential race.
Late Edition will profile the testimony yesterday regarding diplomatic engagement with Iran. Later Dr. Vahid Behravan will discuss the mysteries of brain tumors, in light of the diagnosis of Senator Ted Kennedy as having the disease.
Newstalk will discuss Iran news of the week with political analyst Alireza Nourizadeh from London and Moshen Sazegara, in the DC studio. Topics include the crisis in Lebanon, Israel-Syria peace talks, and the Sec. Defense Gates testimony regarding Iran diplomacy.