Volume: 1 - Issue:  24902 May 2012
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).  You can see ISDCI's latest events on our website at: International Conferences 

Is al-Maliki serving Iraq or Iran?
Al Arabiya News

The clamor over Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki's leanings has been going on since his first premiership. He had differences with political forces such as his rival Iyad Allawi's Iraqiya List and some Sadrists. Read On... 

No death camps for Iranian dissidents
The Washington Times

When Elie Wiesel speaks, people listen. He speaks softly and chooses his words carefully. In 1986, when this survivor of Hitler's death camp at Buchenwald was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, he was cited as a "messenger to mankind" whose message has always been one of peace and human dignity. Reaed On... 

Former Iraqi Parliamentarian Says Nouri al-Maliki is a Tool of Iran
The Algemeiner

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who met recently with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is being used as a "tool of Iran," and Iran is using Iraq as a way station for transporting fighters and weapons to Syria to support the regime of dictator Bashar al Assad, according to former Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi. Read On... 

New Executive Order Targeting Foreign Sanctions Evaders
Department Of The Treasury

The President signed an Executive Order (E.O.), "Prohibiting Certain Transactions with and Suspending Entry into the United States of Foreign Sanctions Evaders with Respect to Iran and Syria," providing the U.S. Treasury Department with a new authority to tighten further the U.S. sanctions on Iran and Syria. Read On... 

Group Seeks Suspension of Iran From I.M.F.
The New York Times

An American advocacy group that has successfully pushed to isolate Iran economically through sanctions and business boycotts opened a new front in that effort on Tuesday, seeking to pressure the International Monetary Fund to withdraw all its holdings in Iran's central bank or to suspend Iranian membership. Read On... 

Inciting Genocide Is a Crime
The Wall Street Journal

Even if Iran's radicals could be deterred from attacking Israel, their actions are already illegal under international law. Read On... 

Obama tightens penalties on Iran, Syria
Bloomberg Business Week

President Barack Obama is tightening penalties on foreign entities and individuals who try to evade sanctions on Iran and Syria. Read On... 

Iran's Oil Production At Lowest Level In 20 Years
The Wall Street Journal

Iran's crude oil production has reached its lowest level in 20 years, data from an authoritative consultant showed Wednesday, as sanctions bite Tehran increasingly hard.  Read On... 

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