Today's Woman discusses state sanctioned violence against women in Iran.

News & Views: International as well as congressional reaction to the announcement of sanctions against Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps. An interview with VOA correspondent Debby Block, currently in Irbil covering the Iraq-Turkish border crisis. Mr. Shahid will be on the phone live from Paris to report on France’s official and media reaction to the sanctions announcement. Nazzy Beglari will have a report on fmr. President Jimmy Carter's comments on Iran at the UN as well as Lebanese presidential candidate Chilbi Mallat's press conference at the UN Correspondents Association.

Roundtable hosts management/leadership consultant Mr. Alireza Hossein Borr. Mr. Borr has studied leadership and change in the Middle East political system for many years and will analyze Iran's leadership structure, its impact on the future of democracy in Iran and other countries which might serve as models for a government transitioning to democracy.

Late Edition reports on Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice's testimony before Congress this week on Blackwater security in Iraq.

"Face to Face" speaks with human rights activist Parviz Dastmalchi and the story of the assassination attempt on his life by the Islamic Republic of Iran.