Next Wednesday,on Takes on the World, following my news and comments, I will be speaking again with journalist and Middle East expert Gareth Porter, in Doha, about the significance of a political moderate, Hassan Rowhani, becoming Iran's new president, and the US Congress's response: its overwhelming approval of a new round of draconian sanctions designed to further crush the Iranian economy. That's Wednesday, August 14th from 9 to 10 AM on Takes on the World.