Volume: 1 - Issue:  17521 October 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). 

U.S. Denies Iran Claims That Saudi Plot Defendant Belongs to Exile Group
The New York Times
Obama administration officials on Wednesday denied Iranian news reports that a man charged in a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States is actually an agent of an exiled Iranian opposition group. Read On... 
Iranian Opposition: No Role In Plot
The Wall Street Journal

MEK says the recent plot legitimizes its campaign to be taken off the U.S.'s official terrorist list. Read On... 

For an effective response to Iran, remove MeK from terror list
The Charlotte Observer

All too often with Iranian provocations, U.S. policy options swing ineffectually between the uncreative (economic sanctions) to the unrealistic (military strikes). One option sure to get the attention of the ruling mullahs in Tehran - and that could help set the stage for a future democratic transition there - is to unleash Iran's main opposition group, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MeK), which remains constrained by an ill-advised U.S. policy.  Read On... 

UN envoy slams Iran for human rights violations
ABC News

The UN envoy given the job of looking at Iran's Human Rights record has made his first report. Read On... 

Interim Report of the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran
US Department of State

We welcome the first interim report by the UN Special Rapporteur for human rights in Iran, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, and take note of his assessment regarding the Iranian government's "pattern of systemic violation" of its citizens' rights. Read On... 

Iranian exiles urge delay of Iraqi Camp Ashraf closure

Iranian dissidents, backed by Belgian, European and US politicians, Tuesday urged the international community to press Iraq to postpone the closure of a camp housing thousands of outlawed Iranians. Read On... 

Suspects Formally Charged In Alleged Iran Plot To Kill Saudi Ambassador
RTT News

U.S. Justice Department officials have filed a formal indictment against two men suspected of conspiring to murder Saudi Ambassador to the United States.  Read On... 

Iran nuclear issue to grow more urgent: UK's Hague

Tackling Iran's nuclear program will become more urgent over the next year and the world must not be distracted from it by the focus on the Arab Spring popular uprisings, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Tuesday. Read On... 

Other Readings:

SHELTON: Ending hypocrisy of terrorist designation

Tehran's foes, unfairly maligned 

US Senator Kerry: 'All options' open on Iran plot 


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




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