Volume: 1 - Issue:  25616 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 

The MEK Muddle
The Weekly Standard

State Department officials have announced that Hillary Clinton is moving toward taking the Mujahedin e-Khalq, or MEK, off the list of foreign terrorist organizations. The secretary of state has already delayed her decision to review the MEK's status for almost two years, even though congressional rules maintain the process should take 180 days. But now, according to reports, Clinton may make her final decision on the MEK's status within 60 days after the group's last member is relocated in Iraq, from Camp Ashraf to Camp Liberty. The question is whether that's going to give MEK members time enough to find refuge, or rather an opportunity for the Islamic Republic of Iran to round them up. Read On... 

Iran's tough nuclear stance masks internal struggles
The Associated Press

The negotiating stance from Iranian officials never varies: The Islamic Republic will not give up its capabilities to make nuclear fuel. But embedded in the messages are meanings that reach beyond Tehran's talks with world powers. Read On...

Iran official linked to past program

Communications from the 1990s suggest Iran's current foreign minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, had knowledge of a program to procure goods for an alleged clandestine nuclear program when he was head of a university. Read On... 

Drawing Reveals Iran's Nuclear Bomb Test Chamber at Parchin
Stop Fundamentalism

A drawing of a nuclear explosion test chamber handed to Associated Press by an unknown official of a country concerned about Iran's advancement in producing a nuclear bomb, proves Iran is testing with nuclear explosives. Read On... 

Iran Seen Losing 500,000 Barrels of Oil Shipments Daily

Iran's oil exports have the potential to fall another 300,000 to 500,000 barrels a day or more when the European Union's embargo takes effect in July. Read On... 

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