Volume: 1 - Issue:  22015 February 2012
Iran Update - ISDCI Newsletter
Iran Update



On Saturday, February 11, coinciding with the 33rd anniversary of the anti-Monarchy Revolution in Iran, in a great gathering in Paris, thousands of Iranians, while being supported by a number of prominent European and American dignitaries, reminded that a major development is on the way in Iran and a democratic change, as a solution to avoid an unprecedented regional and international crisis, is at hand.


Speakers to this meeting, presided over by the President of the Norwegian committee of Friends of a Free Iran Lars Rise, included: Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance; Philippe Douste-Blazy, the UN  Deputy Secretary-General and former French Foreign Minister; Bill Richardson, former Ambassador to the United Nations and Governor of New Mexico (2003-2011); Andrew Card, White House Chief of Staff (2001-2006); Ed Rendell, former Governor of Pensilvania and former leader of the U.S. Democratic Party; Spencer Abraham, former U.S. Energy Secretary under Bush Administration; Ambassador Phillip Crawley, the U.S. State Department spokesman (2009-2011); Robert Josef, US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; John Bruton, former Prime Minister of Ireland and former Ambassador of European Union to the U.S.; General David Phillips, Commander of U.S. Military Police (2008-2011) and the commander in charge of Ashraf residents' safety and security; John Sano, former National Clandestine Service's Deputy President and member of directorate of U.S. Central Intelligence Agency; emille Blessig and Jean-Pierre Brard, members of French National Assembly;  Jean-François Le Garrett, mayor of  Paris 1st District; Aude De Thuin, Founder and president of Women's Economical and Social Forum;  André Glucksmann, a member of New France Philosophers; Nontombi Tutu, human rights activist and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.


We are delighted to present you with the current issue of Iran Update, a publication of International Solidarity for Democratic Change in Iran (ISDCI).  You can see ISDCI's latest events on our website at: International Conferences 

Anti Government Rallies and Demonstrations, Sporadic Confrontations in Various Parts of Tehran

People of Tehran, chanting "Down with dictator", gathered in central locations and main streets of Tehran on the first anniversary of February 14th uprising for solidarity with the uprisings in the region and Arab Spring. Read On... 

Rudi Giuliani Interviews
Fox News and WABC

Ahmadinejad claims he will make a big announcement about Iran's nuclear program shortly. Can Iran be stopped? Read On...

Thai Police Arrested Iranians After Bomb Blasts

Thai police arrested two Iranians and were searching for two other suspects after bomb blasts in Bangkok yesterday. Read On... 

Iran cuts oil exports to Europe, declares nuclear advances
The Washington Post

In a new show of defiance against tightened sanctions, Iran on Wednesday cut oil exports to six European countries and announced advances in its nuclear fuel programs. Read On... 

Iran faces banking harsh action from U.S., allies
San Francisco Chronicle

The United States and Europe are considering unprecedented punishment against Iran that could immediately cripple the country's financial lifeline. Read On.. 

Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK) deny nuclear scientist assassination as sheer lie

The claim that the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK) had any role in the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists and the claim of the PMOI/MEK cooperation with Mossad is a sheer lie without even a scintilla of truth. Read On... 

Democratic Change by Iranians, the Only Realistic Solution to Iran Crisis
The Huffington Post

Protecting Ashraf residents is the first step in the right direction. Read On... 

Ashraf, the litmus test for our democratic values

The vexing problem of Iran is the most difficult, complex and arguably over the next several years, the most consequential regional security issue the world faces today. Read On... 

Please see links below for some more media coverage of Ashraf situation:


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