Volume: 1 - Issue:  27918 July 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 

Iran's Revolutionary Guards Oversee Expansion Of Nuclear Program
The Telegraph

Iran's Revolutionary Guards are overseeing a massive expansion of the country's nuclear weapons programme in an attempt to bring forward the date when the regime can produce its first warhead, according to a leading Iranian dissident group.  Read On... 

Pentagon Bulks Up Defenses in the Gulf
The Wall Street Journal

The Pentagon is building a missile-defense radar station at a secret site in Qatar and organizing its biggest-ever minesweeping exercises in the Persian Gulf, as preparations accelerate for a possible flare-up with Iran. Read On... 

Iran restarts threats over closing Strait of Hormuz
The Hill

Iranian officials are once again threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz as sanctions against the country continue to bite at Iran's economy. Read On... 

Violations of Human Rights of Iranian Dissidents in Iraq and the Unwarranted Terrorist Designation of MEK
Press Release/PR Newswire


A State Department teleconference on 6 July 2012 prompted the release. Briefing the media were Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Ambassador Daniel Benjamin as well as Special Advisor to the Secretary on Camp Ashraf, Ambassador Daniel Fried. They briefed on the situation at Camp Ashraf, Iraq and the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) designation. Developments over the past few days also stimulated the release.  Read On...


A Practical Suggestion for Iran's Supreme Leader
Stop Fundamentalism

July 17 marks the anniversary of 1988 end of eight-year war between Iran and Iraq when then Iran's supreme leader and founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Khomeini, announced publicly that he has to accept the United Nations 598 Resolution issued a year earlier, giving in to a ceasefire. Read On... 

HSBC hid '$16bn in Iran transactions'
SKY News

Global banking giant HSBC and its US affiliate concealed more than $US16 billion ($A15.67 billion) in sensitive transactions to Iran, violating US transparency rules over a six-year period, a Senate panel says. Read On... 

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