Volume: 2 - Issue:  18004November 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). 

UN to broker deal between Iraq, Iranian exiles

In a last-ditch attempt to head off a confrontation, the top U.N. envoy to Iraq on Thursday offered to broker the peaceful closing of a camp of Iranian exiles before the government in Baghdad forces its residents out at the end of the year.  Read On... 

The Position of the Iraqi Government on Camp Ashraf

On November 3, 2011, the Office of Committees of the Central Secretariat of the Council of Ministers held a press conference on the Iraqi government's position on Camp Ashraf (presently New Iraq) with the presence of Mr. Korkis Yaaqoub, adviser to Honorable Mr. Prime Minister; Mr. Martin Kopler, representative of the United Nations Secretary General; and representatives of a number of Ambassadors of various European Union member states and ambassadors of UN permanent member states [of Security Council]. Read On... 

House committee OKs new penalties against Iran
CBS News

A House panel on Wednesday unanimously approved harsher penalties against Iran, arguing that an economically weak Tehran will struggle in its pursuit of nuclear weapons. Read On... 

What's Next for Iran?
Fox News

On Wednesday, Democrats and Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously approved harsher penalties against Iran, citing the regime's plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador on American soil. Read On... 

After US departure, a bloodbath in Iraq?
Reuters AlertNet

As the clock ticks towards the end of America's military presence in Iraq, there are increasingly dire warnings of a humanitarian disaster unless steps are taken to protect more than 3,000 Iranian dissidents living in a camp in Iraq. How closely is Washington listening?  Read On... 

Iraq's looming massacre
The Washington Times

Obama's abandoning of Camp Ashraf to its fate would breach U.S. honor. Read On... 

U.S. says IAEA report on Iran next week critical

A report due next week from the IAEA nuclear watchdog will be an important opportunity for the world to assess whether Iran is meeting international obligations in its nuclear program, the White House said on Thursday. Read On... 

Iraq may revise year-end deadline for Iranian camp

The Iraqi government may extend a year-end deadline for more than 3,000 residents of an Iranian dissident camp to leave Iraq if a quick solution is found to resolve the issue of where they should go, a Baghdad government advisor said on Thursday. Read On... 

UN human rights body concerned over executions and minority rights
UN News Center

The United Nations committee tasked with reviewing compliance with international human rights treaties today voiced concern over Iran's record on upholding the rights of religious and ethnic minorities, and the increasing number of executions in the country. Read On... 

Iran boosts anti-U.S. rhetoric ahead of nuclear report

Iran marked the anniversary of the 1979 seizure of the U.S. embassy on Friday with burning flags and chants of "Death to America," escalating its anti-U.S. rhetoric ahead of the release of a pivotal U.N. report on its nuclear program. Read On... 

IAEA to Detail Purported Iranian Nuke Studies
Global Security Newswire

A forthcoming International Atomic Energy Agency assessment includes more data than the organization has released to date on studies that Western officials said lack any possible application beyond preparation for constructing a nuclear warhead. Read On... 

Other Readings:

One Thousand Women on the Verge of a Massacre in Camp Ashraf

Video Clip Shows Iraqi Military Move in to Camp Ashraf

After U.S. Forces Exit Iraq Will My Brothers Be Killed?

Who is General Gholam Shakuri?

SHELTON: Ending hypocrisy of terrorist designation

Tehran's foes, unfairly maligned 

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


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