Volume: 1 - Issue:  515
9 December 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 

Iran presses ahead with uranium enrichment technology


Spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi was quoted by state news agency IRNA as saying that initial testing on a new generation of more sophisticated centrifuges had been completed...Read On


GENEVA (9 December 2013) - A group of United Nations independent experts today called on the Government of Iraq to establish the fate and whereabouts of seven residents of Camp Ashraf. "We call upon the Government of Iraq to speed up the investigations in order to disclose the fate and whereabouts of the individuals," the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances said, while recalling that, at some point, Iraqi forces allegedly admitted having these individuals in custody....Read On

Free Ashraf Seven and refer Iran's HR dossier to the UN, conference demands


Demands for the United Nations to refer Iran's human rights record to the Security Council and urgent pleas for the release of the seven Ashraf hostages have been issued at a conference in Paris. 

The event held on the eve of International Human Rights Day - also demanded immediate UN protection for the 3,100 Iranian dissidents under constant threat of attack in Camp Liberty...Read On

Exiled Iranian opposition calls for "firmness" on Tehran


"The ruling regime, weakened and at an impasse, was forced to take a step back in its nuclear bomb-making program," said Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI opposition in exile) at a conference in Paris...Read On

Toothless White House Deal-Making Emboldens Hungry Iran-N.Korea Nuclear Missile Wolf Pact


U.S officials were aware that a delegation of Iranian missile technologists was secretly visiting with North Korean officials regarding joint development of a new 80-ton long-range rocket booster capable of carrying a nuclear warhead at the same time Iranian nuclear disarmament negotiations in  Geneva were underway...Read On

Syrian opposition head fears U.S.-Iran thaw could benefit Assad

Daily Star

Ahmed Jarba said a disbursement of Iranian funds frozen in overseas bank accounts as part of a deal under which Iran is to curb its nuclear activity in exchange for sanctions relief could leave it more cash to spare to support Assad...Read On

Afghanistan agrees to pact with Iran, while resisting US accord

FOX News

Afghan President Hamid Karzai agreed on a cooperation pact with Iran, despite continuing to resist signing a security agreement with the U.S., Reuters reported...Read On

Iraq must reveal fate of missing Iran exiles: UN experts

Daily Star

"We call upon the government of Iraq to speed up the investigations in order to disclose the fate and whereabouts of the individuals," the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances said in a statement...Read On

Iran-Student Day- Rouhani's government clamped down on students in fear of similar 2009 uprisings


Students in University of Tehran and Sharif Industrial universities chanted "Death to Dictator", "Political Prisoner must be Freed". Similar rallies in several universities were reported..Read On

EU Parliament to visit Iran without preconditions

United Press International

During the last such visit in the previous parliamentary term in 2007, Iran resorted to several public executions while the parliamentarians were in Tehran. All other initiatives during the current parliamentary term were canceled often due to Iran's refusal to accept preconditions set by the Parliament to have access to political prisoners or opposition activists...Read On

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