Today’s Woman will discuss the life and accomplishments of the late Farideh Bastani, Director of the Center for the Friends of Iranian Culture. The following segment will discuss the functions of the Center for the Friends of Iranian Culture. The last segment will discuss a secret language created by Chinese women that allowed them to share their hardships without men knowing. Our guest for today's show is Mr. Faramarz Rafiee, on the Board of Directors of Iranian Cultural Association.
News and Views will continue its reporting from the IAEA meetings in Vienna. At the meeting Iran has accused the US of pressuring the IAEA to base its latest investigation of Tehran's nuclear activities on fake evidence suggesting that Iran had a secret weapons program. The broadcast also reports that Barclays bank is using controversial American anti-terrorism laws to shut down the personal bank accounts of British citizens who are working for Iranian-owned businesses. A London based economist will be on the phone to comment. NaV will cover the lead-up to Iraqi PM Malaki’s trip to Iran. Our Iraq stringer will report that Iraqi President Jalal Talabani says that Maliki will visit Tehran at the weekend to discuss further expansion of bilateral ties.
Roundtable will be joined by film critic Dr. Mohammed Hadgighat, live from Paris. The topic is Iran’s participation in the International Film Festival.
Late Edition will report that U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker says the US is not seeking a blueprint for an everlasting American military presence inside Iraq. The program then interviews Hassan Alesafar about the Iranian soccer team, offers a segment on 3 new films opening this weekend, and will have its 3rd in a series on high technology in the 3rd world.
Newstalk offers its weekly US foreign policy news roundup. Topics include: This week’s AIPAC conference in Washington DC , the Senate Intelligence report about the lead up to the war in Iraq, and President Bush meeting with Israeli PM Olmert this week.