Volume: 1 - Issue:  448
30 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 


Senate Press Release

"Attacks against the residents of Camp Ashraf in Iraq are reprehensible, especially because the Iraqi government pledged to protect these people. Prime Minister Maliki must understand that actions such as these need to stop. Not only do they make it difficult for Iraq's friends in the United States to build public support, especially in the Congress, to enhance our strategic partnership, but they also undermine Iraq's standing as a responsible member of the international community"... Read On 

Iraqi PM Maliki struggles to convince U.S. lawmakers to back more aid 

Chicago Tribune

"I don't think he seemed to internalize the concerns that we have about what's happening there. He didn't seem to digest that they are important to us, and I don't think it was a particularly healthy meeting," Senator Corker said... Read On 

Iraqi forces behind attack on Iranian exiles 


Calling for a UN investigation into the attack, the Aachen-based Rights for Migrants group said interviews with the 42 survivors of the attack on Camp Ashraf, in central Diyala province, "unequivocally puts Iraqi forces at the scene."... Read On 

Iran never stopped 20 percent uranium enrichment, admits Salehi 


Iran's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said Tehran has never stopped 20 percent uranium enrichment, denying earlier claims of a temporarily halt, parliament's website reported Wednesday... Read On 

A key Democrat pushes back on Iran 

Washington Post

Few Iran watchers outside the State Department and White House think the administration is on the right track with regard to Iran. The latest sign that the president is out of sync even with his own party was a speech given by Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Bob Menendez... Read On 

Iran's Nuclear Offer Isn't Good Enough-Here's A Better One 

National Interest

Zalmay Khalilzad (Former US Ambassador to Iraq); Is Tehran prepared for serious concessions? Are there options for a reasonable settlement that can meet Iranian and U.S. redlines?.. Read On 

Footage sheds light on Iran's involvement in Syria


rebels captured a video camera, belonging to an Iranian cameraman who had been embedded with the Revolutionary Guards, the scope of Iran's covert activities in Syria became clear... Read On 

Obama is failing the Middle East, and U.S. interests there 

Washington Post

Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham: "Every American should be aware of the recent reports in major news outlets that describe the Obama administration's abdication of a leadership role in the Middle East and its serious consequences for U.S. national security interests"... Read On 

America abandons its responsibility for Iranian dissidents in Iraq  

Baltimore Sun

US Battalion commander: More than 50 people the U.S. swore to protect were slaughtered last month, almost certainly by Iraqi forces we trained... Read On 

Iran's 500-Execution Spree Shatters the Myth Of Hassan Rouhani's Reform  


So far this year Iran has carried out more than 500 executions, leading the world in executions per capita. At least 250 of these executions have come after the election of the so-called moderate candidate Hassan Rouhani. 

Iran has even begun a campaign of execution against prisoners as a form of "retaliation" for acts committed by armed opposition groups... Read On 

Iran: Prisoner hanged in Rasht and more await execution  


Two other prisoners in Rajaei Shahr Prison of Karaj have been transferred to solitary confinement to await their execution sentence... Read On 

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