Iran Update
Volume: 1 - Issue:  474 June 2010
Iran Update
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We are delighted to present you with the current issue of Iran Update, a publication of International Solidarity for Democratic Change in Iran (ISDCI).    
Iran regime being ruined: Karroubi
AFP
4 June 2010

TEHRAN - Opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi said that Iran's Islamic regime was being ruined, after he faced the fury of hardliners when he appeared at the shrine of late revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, reports said...
"Whoever objects to fraud in election is accused of being a Mossad or CIA agent. The fate of election is in the hands of Basijis (Islamist militia) and Sepah (Revolutionary Guards)," he said.
"I am worried about the Islamic aspect of the regime. They have ruined the republic side of the regime in the name of Islam."
Karroubi and Mousavi continue to refuse to recognize the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last year, saying it was the result of a massive fraud.
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End Iran's nuclear charade
The Wall Street Journal
Con Coughlin
3 June 2010

Nuclear experts working for Western intelligence agencies have identified a number of glaring discrepancies in Iran's submissions to the IAEA, which suggest Tehran is making little effort to build the facilities and infrastructure that are normally required for a civilian program. Instead, Western officials have concluded that its civilian program is nothing more than a cover designed to conceal its attempts to build nuclear weapons.
"The closer you examine Iran's declarations, the more you realize that they do not have a workable civilian nuclear program," said a senior Western counter-proliferation official who has assessed Iran's IAEA declarations.
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Nokia-Siemens rues Iran crackdown role
Bloomberg Businessweek
Valentina Pop
3 June 2010

An executive with the telecom equipment joint venture told an EU human rights hearing that the company regretted supplying technology used to suppress dissent 
 
Nokia-Siemens Networks on Wednesday (2 June) admitted its share of the blame for Iran's brutal crackdown on anti-government demonstrators last year after selling mobile phone surveillance to the authoritarian regime.
"We absolutely do find ourselves in a tricky situation and need the help of people in this room to help us navigate in these challenging times," Barry French, head of marketing and corporate affairs with Nokia-Siemens Networks, a joint venture of Nokia (NOK) and Siemens (SI), told MEPs during a hearing on human rights and new information technologies.
The Finnish-German telecoms joint venture was at the centre of an ethics controversy last year when it emerged that it had supplied surveillance technology to two Iranian mobile phone operators. The technology was used to track down dissidents amid the mass protests following the contested re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in June 2009.
Apart from the crackdown on demonstrators, which saw 36 confirmed deaths, Iranian authorities blocked websites such as Twitter and Facebook, jammed and tracked cell phone calls and text messages. They used the so-called monitoring centre acquired from Nokia-Siemens in 2008 to carry out the work
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In This Issue
Iran regime being ruined: Karroubi
End Iran's nuclear charade
Nokia-Siemens rues Iran crackdown role
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Invitation
to Grand Assembly in Paris
International Solidarity with the people of Iran &
Members of Iranian opposition in Camp Ashraf - Iraq
Paris - 26 June 2010
 
A grand assembly will be held near Paris on the anniversary of the Iranian people's nationwide uprising for democracy and to express solidarity with Iranian dissidents in Camp Ashraf-Iraq. The event has already been sponsored by over 100 European Parliamentarians and political dignitaries. Hundreds of dignitaries across the world as well as tens of thousands of Iranians are expected to participate in the event. Please call or email us to register for an advance entry pass and an introduction booklet. Early registrations begin on Friday, 21 May 2010