Iran Update
Volume: 2 - Issue:  11820 May 2011
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Iran Update


President Obama's brave remarks on the United States policy towards the Middle East and North Africa, yesterday, is most definitely welcomed by the Iranian people who have lived under suppression of the theocratic regime for so long. "It will be the policy of the United States to promote reform across the region, and to support transitions to democracy," said the president in his remarks.

Supporting the people of Iran to bring the mullahs' regime to its end will definitely help advance the said policy by the President as it is the Iranian regime that is stirring up most of the menace across the region. From supporting terrorism and violence, supporting repressive governments in cracking down on their own people, trying to divert the Arab Spring towards its own interpretation of Islamic statehood rather than a democracy and that is before mentioning its aspiration of developing nuclear weapons.

Supporting the people of Iran would mean an end to restrictions imposed on the main Iranian opposition movement, namely the terror tag on the Mek, as many courts in Europe and the United States have stated.   Therefore, delisting the MeK is the first step that such change in policy would require. Terror tag is providing justification for the Iranian regime to further execute its opponents.  

Two young men were hanged for "Moharebeh" (waging war on God) in Isfahan this week.  Moharebeh is a tag Iranian regime places on its opposition to legitimize their execution.  Terrorism is a tag placed on the MeK by the US to make way for the Iranian regime to tag its opposition with Moharebeh.

The new policy no longer supports the unjust tag on the MeK and lifting the tag is the real message of support the United States can send to the Iranian people in the streets that their calls for freedom are well received.


We are delighted to present you with the current issue of Iran Update, a publication of International Solidarity for Democratic Change in Iran (ISDCI). 


We recommend the following readings:

Execution of Two political prisoners in Isfahan
Concern Over Human Rights Abuses in Iran
Iran's Direct Involvement in 9/11 Plot
Obama Sanctions Assad
U.N. Probes Iran Hacking of Inspectors
More rifts emerging in Iranian politics
Execution of Two political prisoners in Isfahan

Mohammad and Abdullah Fathi, Two brothers, 27 and 28 years old charged with "Moharebeh" (waging war on God), were hanged in Isfahan. On Tuesday May 17.  Read On...

Concern Over Human Rights Abuses in Iran
U.S. Department of State

The United States is deeply concerned that Iran continues to deny its citizens and other persons within Iran their human rights. Judicial cases, trials, and sentences continue to proceed without transparency and the due process. Read On...

Lawsuit Reveals Iran's Direct Involvement in 9/11 Plot
PR News Wire

Attorneys representing families of 9/11 victims today are informing a federal court in Manhattan that they are filing comprehensive evidence that Iran played a key role in planning and facilitating the 9/11 attacks and called on the U.S. Government to declassify documents detailing what the U.S. intelligence community knew about Iran's relationship to al Qaeda prior to September 11, 2001.  Read On...

Obama Sanctions Assad and 6 other senior Syrian officials also 2 Iranian regime IRGC commanders for suppression of protestors

The U.S. President announced that Bashar Assad, the Syrian dictator, and six other senior Syrian officials are sanctioned for suppressing the protesters.For participating in the suppression of the Syrian demonstrators, Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Revolutionary Guards' Qods Force and Mohsen Chizari, another senior commander of Qods Force are also sanctioned.  Read On...

U.N. Probes Iran Hacking of Inspectors
The Wall Street Jounal

The United Nations' nuclear watchdog is probing whether Iran succeeded in hacking into the computers and telephones carried by the agency's inspectors while monitoring nuclear facilities in country, say people familiar with the matter.  Read On...

More rifts emerging in Iranian politics
United Press International

Iran's top cleric has urged the intelligence ministry to get rid of ministry supporters of the Iranian president, sources tell al-Arabiya. Read On...

Other Suggested Readings:


European Initiative on Camp Ashraf - A Long-Term Solution 

Iran building rocket bases in Venezuela 

The British government must act now to help those at Camp Ashraf 

MPs, Peers back European Parliament solution to Camp Ashraf crisis 

North Korea, Iran Share Ballistic Missile Technology 

'Nakba' clashes: Iran, Syria trying to turn Arab Spring fury into attacks on Israel? 

Maryam Rajavi calls on France to take initiative to protect Ashraf residents 

France Dismisses Terror Probe of Iranian Opposition Group 

Proposal for a peaceful and permanent solution for Camp Ashraf ...  

Threat of massacre at Ashraf camp in Iraq, warn Euro-MPs 

Solving the Ashraf crisis  

Thank you for your reading Iran Update. We welcome your comments.



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