September 25, 2009
Posted: 1949 GMT
It's a busy day at the IDesk.
We are starting the show with more on the revelation that Iran has been building a second uranium enrichment plant near the city of Qom.
The United States, the United Kingdom and France have given Iran until December to respond to their demands to stop work at their nuclear facilities or face harsher sanctions.
Don't forget to take part in our poll below on whether you think sanctions against Iran are the way to go.
Iran continues to say that it has the right within the rules of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to develop a peaceful civilian nuclear program. But the group of countries opposed to the way Tehran is pursuing nuclear technology say Iran's activities are suspicious.
"The size and configuration of this facility is inconsistent with a peaceful program," President Obama said today in Pittsburgh where G20 nations are meeting to discuss global economic challenges.
Russia and China, also permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, are clearly less enclined to go along with France, Britain and the U.S. when it comes to imposing harsher punishment on Iran.
We will cover the news on Iran and ask what happens next. Our guest today is former assistant U.S. Secretary of State James Rubin.
We will also take you live to Pittsburgh for more on the growing role of developing nations in deciding how to solve the world's economic problems. Remember when the world summits excluded China, India and Brazil? Long gone are the days of the G7.
Later at the IDesk, we'll talk about the latest purported Osama Bin Laden audio tape where Germany is mentionned as a possible target. We're live in Berlin.
We are also live in the Honduran capital, in Baghdad, at the Pentagon and on Wall Street.
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