Volume: 1 - Issue:  444
21 October 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 

Is the U.S. a willing player in a phony negotiation?

Washington Post

If you listen to the State Department briefers on the Iran talks, you quickly feel the sinking sensation that negotiators' happy-talk is avoiding the real and insuperable barriers to reaching an acceptable agreement with Iran... Read On 

Paris international Conference calls to save seven Camp Ashraf hostages, protect Iranian dissidents in Iraq


On Saturday, October 19, an international conference was held in Paris at presence of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, and a large number of American, French and European dignitaries titled "Iran - Human Right and Nuclear threat; Protection for Camp Liberty Residents"... Read On 

Iraq: War won, peace lost

The Hill

Last week the U.S. Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman attended a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The issue at hand was the fate of the thousands of Iranian dissidents who have been in limbo since the U.S. withdrew its troops from Iraq and turned over the responsibility for their protection to the government of Nouri al-Maliki... Read On 

Iraq VP: Nouri al-Maliki is responsible for Camp Ashraf massacre of PMOI(MEK) members


A senior western diplomat cautioned on Thursday that any breakthrough in diplomacy over Iran's nuclear program was not "close", seeking to dampen expectations the next round of talks on November 7-8 could lead to a deal... Read On 

As Iran Shifts, Hard-Liners See Threat to Battle Cry

New York Times

With the believers pouring out of the Friday Prayer site in Tehran, Ali Akbar and his friends sprang into action, hastily spreading posters of the American flag on the asphalt and switching on their megaphone.

"Death to America!" one of them yelled through the loudspeaker, as others urged the middle-aged men leaving the prayer grounds to stomp on the American flags.... Read On 

Geneva talks fail to break standoff on Iran's nuclear program. Tehran unclear on concessions


Although Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif and his deputy Abbas Araghchi pumped out a stream of upbeat comments about the "positive" response to their proposals, their Western audience saw nothing more than partial frameworks lacking concrete details. 

The Iranian delegates were believed to be inhibited by uncertainty about how their performance at Geneva would be received by Supreme leaer Ali Khamenei and other Iranian radicals... Read On 

Senators pledge to defy White House on Iran sanctions

USA Today

Senators propose to increase Iran sanctions, saying Iran's approach to talks this week are proof existing sanctions have worked and a threat of more would convince Iran to dismantle nuclear facilities... Read On 

Iran and its nuclear plans, There's a chink of hope!?


After years of frustration and an impasse in negotiations between Iran and six world powers (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany, known as the P5+1), it is too soon to talk of a breakthrough... Read On 

Obama, Congress At Odds Over Iran Sanctions Relief

Huff Post

The Obama administration is considering helping Iran recoup billions of dollars in frozen overseas assets if Tehran scales back its nuclear program. 

Congress says, Iran would only get the money after ending all uranium enrichment activity... Read On 

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