New & Views: Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has been elected speaker of a powerful clerical body responsible for supervising Iran's Supreme Leader, the Assembly of Experts. Radio Farda broadcaster Parnaz Azima has been given permission to leave the country; latest on the release of Haleh Esfandiari. President Bush's surprise trip to Iraq. Congress returns from recess and focuses on Iraq. The Iraqi foreign minister demands Iran stop shelling northern Iraq. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei institutes major shakeup of the Revolutionary Guard. Turkish stringer report on the British Foreign Minister's trip to Turkey to discuss EU accession.

Alireza Nourizadeh joins Roundtable to discuss the latest news on Iran including Rafsenjani's new post as head of the Assembly of Experts.

Late Edition reports on President Bush's surprise visit to Iraq.

NewsTalk examines the latest news and developments on human rights and the economy in Iran. Guests include Mr. Nasser Mohammadi, Kayhand-London and economist Faraydoun Khavand.