News & Views: Ali Farhoodi is in Sharm el-Sheik and will do a scene setter phoner. The significance and history of Teachers Day in Iran. Efforting an interview with someone to discuss today's events. Congressional report will cover hearing on the State Dept's 2006 Country Reports on Human Rights, witness: Assistant Secretary Barry F. Lowenkron and also a hearing on the Future of Political, Economic and Security Relations with China, witness: Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte. President Bush is also scheduled to make a statement tonight on his veto of Iraq spending bill. India denies it is developing stronger nuclear ties with Iran. BBG/Freedom House event on 21st Century Threats to Media Freedom.

Roundtable hosts fmr. Deutsche Weil Persian Service correspondent Hosseini Faraji to discuss the upcoming Sharm El-Sheik conference.

Late Edition-Woodrow Wilson Event on the Middle East with U. of Maryland professor Shibley Telhami.

NewsTalk discusses the State Department's latest "country reports" on terrorism and Iran's role in the report. Teachers Day activities in Iran. Guests include human rights activist Parviz Dastmalchi and energy consultant and Georgetown Professor Sohrob Sophani. Efforting an Iran phoner.