Volume: 1 - Issue:  29322 August 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 

Former UN human rights chief in Baghdad Tahar Boumedra: Why I Quit the UN in Iraq?
The Hill

For the past three and a half years I have served first as chief of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office and then as adviser to the Secretary General's Special Representative for Iraq, monitoring, among other things, the human rights and the humanitarian situation of 3,400 Iranian exiles who have made their home north of Baghdad since 1986 at a place called Camp Ashraf.  Read On... 

Top U.N. official in Iraq 'misled' world on camp for Iranians
The Washington Times

The top U.N. official in Iraq directed his staff to cover up the prisonlike conditions of a relocation camp for Iranian dissidents in reports to the world body, said a former U.N. official who has resigned in protest. Read On... 

Time for U.S. to remove the chains on Iranian dissidents

Ever since the United Nations brokered a deal with the Iraqi government regarding the 3,400 Iranian dissidents at Camp Ashraf north of Baghdad, the situation has been one of give and take -- the dissidents giving and the Iraqis taking. Read On... 

IAEA tries again to access suspected Iran nuclear site
The Washington Post

Iran is in the final stages of sanitizing a military site it is suspected of using for secret nuclear weapons-related experiments, two senior diplomats said Tuesday, as the U.N. atomic agency intensified efforts to gain access to the area before the alleged clean-up succeeds in erasing any traces of such work. Read On... 

BOLTON: Will Obama stop Iran's nuclear ambitions?
The Washington Times

The Western world's media are again filled with speculation, leaks, purported leaks and flat-out disinformation about whether and when Israel will use military force against Iran's nuclear-weapons program. Read On... 

Iran looks to Armenia to skirt bank sanctions

With international sanctions squeezing Iran, the Islamic Republic is seeking to expand its banking foothold in the Caucasus nation of Armenia to make up for difficulties in countries it used to rely on to do business, according to diplomats and documents. Read On... 

Iran's supreme leader orders fresh terror attacks on West
The Telegraph

Iran's Supreme Leader has ordered the country's Revolutionary Guards to intensify its campaign of terror attacks against the West and its allies in retaliation for supporting the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.  Read On... 

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