Volume: 1 - Issue:  502
8 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 

The Nuclear Deal With Tehran? 


According to reliable sources Khamenei has authorized the negotiators to make as much conciliatory remarks as they want but the regime's red lines must be strictly observed. Indeed the relines have been hardened. Accordingly, Tehran will not agree to completely halt enrichment let alone scraping its capability. No sign of reducing the number centrifuges... Read On 

Urgent Action to Free The 7 Camp Ashraf Hostages 


Please use the letter below to address your favorite rights organization, asking for their urgent action to help save the 7 hostages Read On 

John Kerry says no Iran nuclear deal yet 


US Secretary of State John Kerry has stressed that no agreement has yet been reached on Iran's nuclear programme and that "important gaps" had to be closed...  Read On 

Security clampdown in western Iran following wave of protests 


The Iranian regime's authorities have stepped up security in cities and prisons in the west of the regime following a wave of protests at the execution of three political prisoners... Read On 

U.S.-Iran Thaw Grew From Years Of Behind-the-Scenes Talks 

Wall Street Journal

The White House heralded President Barack Obama's phone call with Iranian counterpart Hasan Rouhani earlier this fall as a foreign-policy milestone born of a rush of last-minute diplomacy. But the historic conversation was more intricately choreographed than previously disclosed..  Read On 

Exclusive: Obama's Secret Iran Détente 

Daily Beast

Long before a nuclear deal was in reach, the U.S. was quietly lifting some of the financial pressure on Iran, a Daily Beast investigation reveals. How the sanctions were softened...  Read On 

Iranian influence in Afghanistan alarms analysts 

Central Asia Online

The Iranian-American pastor being held in Iran has now been transferred to a more dangerous prison where he faces life-threatening conditions, according to his family and attorneys.  Read On 

Michael Steele: Obama should have refused to meet al-Maliki 


Maliki's failure to be a true partner with the U.S. and his cozy relationship with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, as well as his recent actions, have created more problems than solutions for the United States...  Read On 

Major Israel-US rift over Washington plan to let Tehran continue enriching uranium with sanctions relief 


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, when he met US Secretary of State John Kerry in Jerusalem Wednesday night, bitterly accused the Obama administration of yielding to the Russian-backed Iranian position. Should Tehran renege on the deal, the US proposal leaves it with the capacity for enriching enough weapons-grade uranium in 10 days to build several nuclear weapons... Read On 

Kerry says aims to close 'important gaps' in Iran nuclear talks 


"I want to emphasize there is not an agreement at this point," Kerry said shortly after arriving in Geneva, tempering rising anticipation of a breakthrough that would reduce the risk of a Middle East war over Iran's nuclear aspirations... Read On 

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