News & Views reports on the upcoming meeting in Lisbon with top IAEA and Iranian officials. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday in Tehran that Russia did not consider Iran as a threat and it should not be used to justify Washington's plan to deploy an anti-missile system in eastern Europe. Congressional report on House Foreign Affairs Committee and Russian Duma joint open hearing. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson renewed his call before Congress on Wednesday urging sanctions against companies that do business with Iran. Interview with World Resources Company consultant Bahman Agha Diba on the recently concluded Caspian Sea Conference.

Roundtable Mr. Dariush Homayoun, former Information Minister for Iran, to discuss the role of political parties in Iran.

Late Edition reports on a recent Washington Institute for Near East Policy event with Dennis Ross speaking on his new book, "Statecraft: And How to Restore America’s Standing in the World."

NewsTalk discusses America, Iran and Middle East with journalists Homa Sarshar and Elahe Bohgrat and political researcher Cyrus Saify.