Today’s Woman will discuss the Islamic punishment law's stance on those who formally leave the religion, particularly for converts to Christianity in a phone interview with Mr. Mohammad Mostafaee, law expert and lawyer from inside Iran.
The remainder of the show will include an interview with human rights specialist Elahe Hicks focusing on the contradictions between the Islamic
punishment law and international human rights standards.
News and Views reports that the U.S. State Department announced a new meeting of the
five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany has been set for Friday in Washington over Iran's nuclear program. The meeting will call for fresh sanctions against Tehran over its controversial nuclear program, proposed Monday by the US and then by France 24 hours later. We will have a state spokesperson on live to discuss.
NaV also reports that the UN nuclear monitoring agency shared new photos and
documents purporting to show that Iran tried to refit its main long-distance
missile to carry a nuclear payload, said diplomats who attended the meeting
Responding to the presentation to the 35-nation board of the International Atomic Energy Agency, a senior US envoy said the information was compelling evidence against the Islamic republic. His Iranian counterpart said the material shown was fabricated.
Continuing its reporting on sanctions, the broadcast covers the reports that two
Iraqi ships were seized off Iranian coasts for smuggling fuel from Iran, the
Iranian official IRNA news agency reported on Tuesday. The Iraqi ships were
carrying 410,000 liters of smuggled fuel, the agency quoted an Iranian official
Roundtable features Dr. Daryoush Homayoun and Dr. Houshang Amir Ahmadi, on set in
DC to discuss democracy in the Middle East and the varying Iranian perspectives.
Late Edition reports on the world wide financial crisis. Following will be a discussion of Iran’s student movement, a look at Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, a performance by France’s first lady Carla Bruni, and a review of the new film Lakeview Terrace.
Newstalk features political analysts Alireza Nourizadeh from London and Moshen Sazegara, in the DC studio. Topics include the UN meeting on Friday in DC to discuss Iranian sanctions, Iran's Foreign Minister Mottaki in Georgia, and the chances of Mohammad Khatami as a nominee for president in Iran.