Volume: 1 - Issue:  14705 August 2011
Iran Update - ISDCI Newsletter
Iran Update



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

IMF Stuns Analysts With Upbeat Iran Report
The Wall Street Journal

The International Monetary Fund gave a rosy portrayal of Iran's economy in a report issued Wednesday, saying it grew by 3.2 % in 2011, contradicting its earlier assessment and surprising Iran analysts who contend that the economy is shrinking. Read On... 

Turkey captures Iran arms shipment to Syria
World Tribune

Turkish security forces captured an Iranian arms shipment meant for the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Read On... 

Iran gives key oil role to a Revolutionary Guard on sanctions list
Los Angeles Times

Brig. Gen. Rostam Ghassemi was head of the Revolutionary Guard's construction arm, which like him is under United Nations and Western sanctions for its role in Iran's nuclear program. Read On... 

Iran to help build 10,000 homes in Venezuela
Associated Press

Iran has signed an agreement with Venezuela to help build about 10,000 homes in the South American country. Read On... 

Iraq, U.S. to discuss extended stay for troops
Los Angeles Times

Baghdad's decision comes on the same day Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, visits Iraq and warns that the U.S. needs to know whether a training mission will proceed. Read On... 

Lord Clarke: Ambassador Butler's Camp Ashraf Plan Is Positively Dangerous
Roll Call

Gen. Hugh Shelton, the former chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, put it politely when he asked recently in the context of a conference in Washington about Ambassador Lawrence Butler's plan for Camp Ashraf, "What is this man drinking?" Read On... 

Time to pressure Iran
The Independent

After years of speculation, debate, unconfirmed reports and intelligence, the Treasury Department announced last week that Iran had struck an agreement with al-Qa'ida, allowing its operatives and facilitators to function there freely.  Read On... 

The United States must stop the Iraqi massacre

The July 5 ruling by the Dutch Appeals Court on the responsibility of the Dutch government for the 1995 massacre of Bosnian Muslims by the Serb army reminds us of one of the darkest stains on recent history. It will not swiftly fade, not least because the massacre could have been prevented if the governments of the time had not been so spineless and devoid of the will to do what was right.  Read On...

NIAC's round table, Maziar Bahari and Barbara Slavin
Stop Fundamentalism

The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) has organized a conference today Thursday August 4 to discuss why the US must continue to hamper and tie down the Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), the main Iranian opposition movement, by inclusion in its Foreign Terrorist Organizations list (FTO).  Read On... 

Other Suggested Readings:

Ambassador Butler, You Are on the Wrong Side!  

U.S. envoy aids Iran's mullahs

Unanimous Adoption of House Amendment for Ashraf

Who Set Iran's Washington Lobbyist on Fire?

UN chief urges solution to Iranian exiles in Iraq 

The Iranian Mojahedin against moving elsewhere in Iraq

Court of Justice of the European Union


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




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