Volume: 1 - Issue:  31924 October 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 

US Presidential Elections And The Iran Policy Question
Stop Fundamentalism

With U.S. presidential election at its peak, Iran and its suspicious nuclear program seem to be taking a center stage in the political debates surrounding foreign policy standpoints of the next United States administration.  As the official policy of the Obama administration is to seek dialogue while making it clear to the Tehran clerics that having a nuclear weapon is a "red line" not to be crossed, the picture becomes quite fuzzy with both candidates when it comes to the question that "what if the mullahs do cross the red line?" Read On... 

Former U.S. special envoy: Clinton made the right move delisting the MEK
The Hill

Secretary of State Clinton has removed the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) from the US list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO), fifteen years after Secretary Madeleine Albright first listed the group.  Administration officials have explained that this is not a signal of political support for the MEK against the regime in Tehran, merely an acknowledgement that there is no factual or legal justification for keeping the group on the list. Read On... 

NIAC Head Shedding Tears for Iranian Mullahs
Stop Fundamentalism

Announcement of the new European Union sanctions against Iranian regime has certainly shaken some mullahs in Iran fearing about the future of the Islamic Republic.  In a quick reaction, a known lobby of the Iranian regime in Washington is trying to convince western governments that it is wrong to pressure the Iranian regime.  The lobbyist is none other than regime's mouthpiece, Trita Parsi from NIAC (National Iranian American Council). Read On... 

Iran's judicial branch chief fires back at president, part of clash with powerful clerics
The Washington Post

The head of Iran's judiciary lashed out at the country's president Wednesday, the latest salvo in an escalating political conflict that has undermined much of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's political clout. Read On... 

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