Volume: 1 - Issue:  15729 August 2011
Iran Update - ISDCI Newsletter
Iran Update



Ad Melkert, UN Secretary's Special Envoy to Iraq, bluntly denied false satement attributed to him by Iraqi Prime Minister website and said he did not embrace the government's efforts to deport a group of Iranian exiles by the end of the year.. See below for details.

Also Washington was the scene of a large rally on Friday to call on Secretary Clinton to remove MEK from US terror list.  See video below.


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

DeList MeK Protest at State Department - August 26, 2011
DeList MeK Protest at State Department - August 26, 2011


Appeal to Secretary Clinton to delist the MEK

The Hill

On Friday thousands of Iranians rallied outside the US State Department calling on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to immediately lift the terrorist designation of Iran's main opposition group People's Mojahedin (MEK/PMOI) and ensure US forces guarantee the protection of the group's members in Camp Ashraf in Iraq. I joined them to announce the support of 500 British Parliamentarians from all parties and both Houses of Parliament, and a total of 4,000 lawmakers globally, for their just cause. Read On... 

UN envoy denies embracing Iraqi PM's plan to deport Camp Ashraf exiles
The Washington Post

The departing head of the U.N. mission in Iraq on Monday bluntly disputed Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's account of their farewell meeting, saying he did not embrace the government's efforts to deport a group of Iranian exiles by the end of the year. Read On... 

UNAMI Calls on Government of Iraq to Abide by International Law in dealing with Ashraf Camp

Over the past few years the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq and the High Commissioner for Human Rights have been closely monitoring the situation in Camp Ashraf, exploring possible assistance in reaching a resolution that is consistent with Iraq's sovereignty rights and international law. Read On... 

Gunfire reported in Syrian cities

Heavy gunfire was reported in Hit, a Syrian village near the Lebanese border, and Rastan, north of Homs, where security forces were deployed. Read On... 

Iran won't stop uranium enrichment program
The Associated Press

Iran's nuclear chief says his country won't stop uranium enrichment activities the U.N. has demanded it halt. Read On... 

Dozens arrested in Iran over lake protest
Euro News

More than two dozen ethnic Azeris have been arrested after environmental protests in north-western Iran. Read On... 

Other Suggested Readings:


Geral SHELTON: Unshackle Iran's main opposition 

Moment of truth for Iran 

Maryam Rajavi congratulates Libyan people's victory as great development towards democracy in the region 

Secretary Clinton, it's time to delist the PMOI  

NPR: NEAL CONAN Interview with governor Howard Dean 

Video: Taking 'missteps' toward Iran and Iraq?

Dear Secretary Clinton, Saving 3400 MEK Lives is not a Political Decision  

Elizabeth Rubin: "Yellow Journalist" Par-Excellence  

American Credibility at Risk On Foreign Policy Front, Too 

Trita Parsi and NIAC's Handy Iran Experts Again  


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