Volume: 1 - Issue:  449
2 November 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 

Loud Protests as Obama Hosts Iraqi Leader 

Wall Street Journal

More than 1,000 demonstrators marched in front of the White House Friday to protest President Barack Obama's meeting with Iraqi Prime MinisterNouri al-Maliki.... Read On 

Visit by Iraq's prime minister stirs outpouring from ranks of former U.S. officials 

Washington Post

Former senator Robert G. Torricelli (D-N.J.), former representative Patrick J. Kennedy (D-Mass.), former Republican homeland security secretary Tom Ridge and former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) spoke to the crowd of rain-ponchoed Iranian dissidents repeating the unlikely chant "President Obama take action, ensure liberty protection."... Read On 

Mass rally of Iranians against Maliki's visit to White House 


Demonstrators shouted: Maliki is lying to America over Ashraf massacre, taking of seven hostages and and democracy in Iraq President Obama should ask Maliki to immediately release the hostages... Read On 

Video Links: Interviews with Ambassador Ginsberg and Mayor Giuliani on Maliki's visit to White House and Ashraf 

MSNBC TV & FOX Television


Patrick Kennedy: Obama must oppose hostage taking, at home and abroad 

The Hill

During the recent stand-off with Congressional Republicans over America's fiscal crisis, President Obama repeated many times that he would not give in to, nor negotiate with, "hostage-takers." 

That's why it's curious-indeed, quite disappointing-that Obama will play host at the White House today with an honest-to-goodness hostage-taker whose victims are real people whose lives are in serious jeopardy... Read On 

Use US soft power to free the Ashraf Seven 

Congress Blog

In Iraq, the buck stops with the Prime Minister, Nouri Al-Maliki, more so than any other country. He is the Commander in Chief, the acting Minister of Defense, the acting Minister of Interior, the acting Minister of National Security and the Head of Intelligence.... Read On 

Iraq's Maliki in D.C.: Take Down the Welcome Sign 


Iraqi PM Maliki arrived yesterday in Washington hat in hand with a slick sleight of hand to play for unsuspecting Americans... Read On 

Confront al-Maliki with the massacre of Iranian dissidents 

The Hill

On Nov. 1, al-Maliki will come dragging the sack to collect more of our taxpayers' money as he meets with the president. The U.S. must do a better job of holding the government of Iraq accountable; there should be real consequences for the lack of protection of these unarmed, innocent civilians... Read On 

Obama shouldn't meet with Maliki 


On Sept. 1 my brother was killed -- brutally murdered by masked gunmen under the command of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

I ask you, how would you feel if you lost a loved one and only two months later the person responsible for his death arrived as a guest at the White House?... Read On 

Action needed to save Iranian dissidents in Iraq

United Press Injternational

Steve McCabe U.K. Memeber of Parliament; "Imagine if seven British citizens had been taken hostage in a foreign land and couldn't be located, that's exactly what has happened to seven members of an Iranian opposition group but there has been little news coverage of this affair"... Read On 

More links for media coverage of the Washington rally against Maliki 


For updates search Twitter with #FreeThe7 HashTag. 

Lord Clarke of Hampstead condemns Iranian president as a "butcher" 

Ham & High

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 

Maliki's no partner for peace 


Nouri al-Maliki, the prime minister of Iraq, took a page from Vladimir Putin's playbook and published an op-ed in The New York Times on Monday. Maliki sets out to appeal to Americans by focusing on the issue of terrorism and the struggle against al-Qaida, as well as the war in Syria... Read On 

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