Today’s Womanwill focus on Iran's international relationships with guest Ms. Yasemin Moayedi, Head of the Iran-France Friendship Association based in Paris. The philanthropic works of Ms. Moayedi will also be addressed.
News and Viewswill report that the IAEA says one of its top officials will travel to Iran on Thursday. Deputy director general Olli Heinonen will fly to Tehran for talks with officials there. U.S. officials say Iran's response to an incentives package to stop its sensitive nuclear work amounts to more confusion and delays. We will have our human rights stringer report on the following stories:
An Iranian journalist sentenced to death on terrorism charges has been executed in what a human rights group on Tuesday called a "state-sanctioned murder" carried out after a secret trial.
Iran's judiciary has decided to scrap the punishment of stoning convicts to death in draft legislation submitted to parliament for approval, the local press reported on Wednesday.
Judiciary spokesman Ali Reza Jamshidi was also quoted as saying that stoning sentences against several convicts had been suspended, with four commuted to either lashes of the whip or jail terms.
GUEST: Rabbi Abraham Cooper will join NaV live via remote from LA. Rabbi Cooper is Associate Dean from the Center to discuss the center's challenge to German Chancellor Merkel to block a gas deal between Iran and Germany. He's quoted in the news articles.
Roundtablehosts Historian / Archeologist Dr. Kaveh Farrokh from Vancouver to discuss Cyrus The Great: Reality or Myth?
Late Editionfeatures a report on the state of terrorism. There is also guest segment discussion regarding internet freedoms, an update from the AIDS conference in Mexico city, and a profile of a “master puppeteer.”
Newstalkfeatures political analyst Alireza Nourizadeh from London and Moshen Sazegara, in the DC studio. Topics include latest on Iran’s nuclear program, latest on Iran’s economy, and new Iranian cabinet ministers.