Volume: 1 - Issue:  438
25 September 2013
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 

Demonstrators Near UN: Iran's New President Has Blood On His Hands

CBS News

As WCBS 880's Alex Silverman reported, the demonstrators waving their red, white and green Iranian flags were joined by some high-profile politicians who said Rouhani's recent talk of opening dialogue with the United States is merely a ruse. 

"If Obama thinks that he's shaking the hands of a moderate, he's actually shaking some bloody hands," demonstrator Amir Emadi told Silverman. "Rouhani does not represent the Iranian people." Read On

Ashraf Execution in Hospital Massacre Seven Camp Ashraf hostages transferred to behind Iraq PM building in Baghdad

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Maliki has ordered to let UN visit the prison of Dirty Division after the seven Camp Ashraf hostages had been transferred. 

The seven Iranian dissidents taken hostages in Camp Ashraf have been transferred on Sunday to a prison known as Sharaf located in Baghdad's Green Zone area, behind the office of the Iraqi Prime Minister, according to information from inside the mullahs' regime. .. Read On 

UN rights office calls on Iraq to determine whereabouts of missing Iranian exiles

UN News Centre

"We are gravely concerned about allegations that seven former residents of Camp Ashraf, six of whom are reported to be women, were kidnapped during the events of 1 September," Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), said at a briefing in Geneva.Read On

UNHCR Ashraf Massacre UNHCR concerned about recent waves of violence in Iraq and Ashraf Camp 
United Nations high Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR remains gravely concerned for the safety of seven former residents of the site who remain unaccounted for. According to reports reaching UNHCR, the missing persons are reportedly being held somewhere in Iraq and may be at risk of being returned involuntarily to Iran, which would be a serious breach of international law. 

These seven are all known by UNHCR to be asylum-seekers, and UNHCR wants to have the opportunity to interview them... Read On 

After Syria, Congress wary of Obama's Iran thaw

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Two senior Democrats - Senator Charles Schumer and Robert Menendez, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - joined Republican lawmakers on Monday to call on Obama to stay tough on Iran. Menendez was unimpressed with the U.N. speech by Iran's new president. "While I welcome the statement by President Rouhani that Iran is seeking a peaceful and diplomatic path, I was disappointed by the overwhelmingly antagonistic rhetoric that characterized his remarks," he said....Read On 

At the UN Rally, Thousands of Iranians Chant: Rouhani Is No Moderate

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Herald Online

Thousands of Iranians took part in a colourful and well-organized rally across from the United Nations Headquarters in New York to reject Iran's new president Hassan Rouhani, declaring that he is anything but a moderate. 

They urged the U.S. and the UN to act immediately to guarantee the safety and security of Iranian dissidents in Iraq and to demand Iraq release seven Iranian dissidents taken hostage during the raid by Iraqi forces on Camp Ashraf on September 1, which left 52 dead, some shot while handcuffed....Read On 

Photos: Iranian-Americans rally against Rouhani near United Nations
CNN iReport

CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Photographer Joel Graham captured the scene as hundreds of people protested against Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's appearance at the United Nations yesterday. Graham got there just as President Obama was arriving for his speech (photo 1). Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Sen. Rob Torricelli and former RNC Chairman Michael Steele were among those speaking to the crowd....Read On 

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