Volume: 1 - Issue:  28124 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 

Iranians Protest Over Food Price Hikes

An Iranian news agency reports people have poured into the streets of a northeastern city to protest a steep hike in the price of chicken. Read On... 

Senate Briefing Warns of Humanitarian Tragedy in Camp Liberty
Wall Street Journal/PRNewswire

In a briefing at the historic Senate Kennedy Caucus room, senior former U.S. military commanders and Administration officials called for immediate improvement in inhumane conditions at Camp Liberty, Iraq, where 2,000 Iranian dissidents reside after relocating from Camp Ashraf, their home for 26 years.  Read On... 

The UN Special Representative's Remarks, Part of the Problem or Solution for Ashraf?

The claims made by the UN envoy in Iraq, ambassador Martin Kobler in his speech last night in regards to Camp Ashraf is filled with statements that have no basis in reality and have been made to please and corroborate Prime Minister Maliki and the Iraqi government's actions. These claims were in sharp contrast with the Secretary General's report dated July 11 and Mr Kobler's own previous reports.  Read On... 

Iran in "open war" with Israel

Iran is in an "open war" with Israel, President Shimon Peres said Monday, as he pointed the finger at Iran and Hezbollah for last week's bombing in Bulgaria that killed five Israelis.  Read On... 

Danielle Pletka's Misguided Attack on the MEK Advocates
Stop Fundamentalism

Approximately two weeks ago, Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute published an article on the AEI website entitled "Lobbying for terrorists, in which she takes to task several high profile advocates for the MEK based on her reading of the Washington Post article by Joby Warrick and Julie Tate, "High-priced advocacy raises questions for supporters of Iranian exile group". Unfortunately, neither Pletka, nor Warrick and Tate bothered to do the necessary background research in order to present an accurate picture of the situation. The Warrick and Tate article is riddled with inaccuracies and they rely on an Iran "expert" who has been named as an agent of the Tehran regime-not exactly an unbiased and creditable source. By presenting a biased portrait of the MEK, all three writers skew the picture and present a warped portrait. Read On... 

Toppling Iran's Unsteady Regime
The Wall Street Journal

Sanctions may not bring Tehran to heel on nuclear arms, but they can undermine the regime. Read On... 

Holding Iran accountable for terrorist attacks
The Washington Post

THE BOMBING of a bus in Bulgaria filled with Israeli tourists on Wednesday underlines the grim fact that Iran is waging a war of terrorism. Using the territory of countries across the world, working sometimes through proxies like Lebanon's Hezbollah and sometimes with its own forces, Tehran has been intentionally targeting not just diplomats of enemies such as Israel and Saudi Arabia but also civilians. Read On... 

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