Iran Update
Volume: 2 - Issue:  9502 March 2011
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).    
Clinton warns Latin American over ties with Iran 
 
AFP
01 March 2011

.WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States will take action if Venezuela violates international sanctions against Iran, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Tuesday as she defended outreach to the Cuban people.

"If there is any evidence that they have violated the sanctions, we will act against them," Clinton told lawmakers during a congressional hearing.

But the top US diplomat also acknowledged there was no evidence so far that the regime of firebrand leftist leader Hugo Chavez had violated sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, which Western powers believe seeks to build nuclear weapons.

Washington is closely examining whether Venezuela's cooperation with Iran on energy issues violates international sanctions on the Tehran regime after the two major oil producers and longtime US foes signed 11 deals in Tehran focused on energy cooperation in October

 

 

  
 
 
 
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Olympics-IOC rejects Iran complaint over London 2012 logo 
 
Reuters
01 March  2011

BERLIN, March 1 (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee has rejected Iran's complaint that the logo for the 2012 Olympics resembles the word Zion and is racist.

"The London 2012 logo represents the figure 2012, nothing else," the IOC said in a statement on Tuesday.

The London logo, launched in 2007, shows the numbers 2012 in four jagged figures. Zion is a term that refers to the city of Jerusalem and Iran does not recognise Israel.

Iran made the complaint in a letter to IOC president Jacques Rogge.

 

 

 
 
 
 
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Clashes in central Tehran .
 

Iran Focus

01 March 2011

 

Tehran, Mar. 01 - Thousands of residents of Tehran clashed with security forces late on Tuesday in anti-government protests in various parts of the Iranian capital. Security forces used tear gas and batons to disperse the crowds.

At one of the demonstrations in Tehran's north-western Sadeghieh district, some protesters burnt pictures of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who has frequently become the target of protestors' anger in recent rallies.

There were clashes in central Tehran's Vali Asr Square between security forces and protestors who chanted "Death to Khamenei".

 

 

 
 
 
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Paris International Conference: Democratic change in Iran by Iranian people guarantees democracy, freedom in the region.
  
NCRI
26 February 2011

Paris International Conference: Democratic change in Iran by Iranian people guarantees democracy, freedom in the region .
Saturday, 26 February 2011 19:12    .NCRI - In an international conference in Paris on February 26, top US officials from Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations and senior European political figures emphasized that democratic change in Iran by the Iranian people guarantees the trend towards democracy and freedom that has engulfed the Middle East, North Africa and the Islamic World.

 

Parliamentary delegations from Italy and Austria announced declarations by majorities in those parliaments in support of the Iranian people and the residents of Ashraf.

Parliamentary as well as human and women's rights delegations from France , Spain ,Palestine, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Kuwait, Algeria , Jordan, Morocco, Afghanistan, , Romania, Canada and Australia also took part in the conference.
 
The parliamentary delegation from San Marino announced the decision voted on February 24 by its Parliament officially recognizing the National Council of Resistance of Iran.
 
  

 
 
 
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Suppressive forces clash with demonstrators in sections of Tehran .
  
NCRI
01 March 2011

Demonstrators chant: Freedom, freedom, freedom

NCRI - In Enghelab Street, security forces attacked demonstrators who were chanting "freedom, freedom" with pepper gas and electric shockers. At Enqelab Square, a large crowd gathered. At least three protesters have been arrested. Near the square, in Dr. Gharib Street, demonstrators clashed with suppressive forces.
At Vali-Asr Intersection demonstrators resisted suppressive forces who were attacking them by chanting "Death to Dictator".
In Freedom Street passage toward Jomhouri was blocked and suppressive forces used tear gas; sporadic clashes are reported.
Close to Imam Hussein Square, cries of demonstrators who are being attacked by suppressive forces can be heard.
At Haft-e Tir Square, clashes spread to the side streets.
Firdausi Street is closed and vehicles continuously blow their horns.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
March 1, 2011
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Iran. Human Rights, Women, Camp Ashraf and Policy Options -- Paris, February 26, 2011. 
 

ISDCIRAN

28 February 2011

In an international conference in Paris on February 26, top US officials from Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations and senior European political figures emphasized that democratic change in Iran by the Iranian people guarantees the trend towards democracy and freedom that has engulfed the Middle East, North Africa and the Islamic World.
James Jones, President Obama's National Security Advisor (2009-2010), Bill Richardson (Energy Secretary and UN ambassador in the Clinton administration and Obama's Special Envoy to North Korea), Tom Ridge (first US Homeland Security Secretary), Howard Dean (Chairman of the Democratic Party 2005-2009), Mary Robinson, (UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, 1997-2002 and President of Ireland,1990-1997), Irene Khan (Secretary General of Amnesty International (2001-2010),where among people of conference

 

 

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In This Issue
Clinton warns Latin American over ties with Iran
Olympics-IOC rejects Iran complaint over London 2012
Clashes in central Tehran
Paris International Conference
Suppressive forces clash with demonstrators in sections of Tehran
Iran. Human Rights, Women, Camp Ashraf and Policy Options
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