Volume: 1 - Issue:  25515 May 2012
Iran Update - ISDCI Newsletter
Iran Update



Iranian state-run media started to panic this morning after a Wall Street Journal report stated that the U.S. Department of State is moving in the direction of removing the Iranian Resistance from its Foreign Terrorist Organizations list.  You can see the Links to Wall Street Journal article and also the subsequent report by Associated Press which was published on Fox News website below. While the move to delist the MEK should be welcomed but nothing can justify delaying it any further. It must be done now as it has long been overdue.

Iranian regime's 'Press TV' reacted by publishing a large picture of Secretary Clinton walking (and smiling) in front of MEK supporters.  The website also repeated the same old stories of the MEK fleeing to Iraq to setup Camp Ashraf, never mentioning the atrocities of the mullahs that cased the group to be forced to leave its own country to go to Iraq; and again raised other allegations against the group.

Meanwhile another Iranian state-run news agency, Fars News, which is close to the Revolutionary Guards wrote (in an article that was immediately taken off its website after publication), "The United States intends to remove the name of MEK from its FTO list".  This news agency related the announcement to the meeting of P5+1 with the mullahs in Baghdad to discuss Iran's nuclear program.


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Iran Exile Group Nears U.S. Rebirth
The Wall Street Journal

The Obama administration is moving to remove an Iranian opposition group from the State Department's terrorism list, say officials briefed on the talks, in an action that could further poison Washington's relations with Tehran at a time of renewed diplomatic efforts to curtail Iran's nuclear program.  Read On... 

US poised to take Iranian exile group off terrorism list
Fox News / AP

The Obama administration is poised to remove an Iranian opposition group from the United States' list of terrorist groups, officials briefed on the talk told the Wall Street Journal, in a move sure to upset Tehran as nuclear talks between the countries intensify.  Read On... 

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


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