NewsTalk hosts political analysts Mehrdad Khonsari (London), Dr. Syrus Amouzgar (Paris), and Dr. Mohsen Sazgaro. They will discuss the current political scene in Iran.

News & Views features a report on the first regular meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Jerusalem. Afghanistan's Foreign Minister says there will be no hostage exchange with the Taliban. Russian President Putin is attending a martial arts ceremony in St. Petersburg, where there were also clashes between police and demonstrators. Latest on former Russian chess champion Garry Kasparov's arrest at an anti-goverment demonstration in Moscow. U.S. envoy Christopher Hill is not happy Pyongyang failed to uphold its pledge to begin closing its main nuclear facility by Saturday. Report on how recent developments in Iran (e.g., release of British sailors) may affect future U.S./Iran relations. Business story is an update on the IMF meeting in Washington.

Roundtable discussion will be on the latest human rights violations in Iran. Guests include Human Rights Watch Researcher Hadi Ghaemi in New York, and from Iraq, Iranian student activist Kianoush Sanjari.

Late Edition lead story is on the Environment and Global Warming campaign.