Volume: 1 - Issue:  519
20 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 

Does Iran truly want a nuclear deal?

Washington Post - Editorial

Mr. Obama and Mr. Kerry have devoted much time since the Geneva deal to persuading Congress not to approve additional sanctions on Iran. Perhaps their time would be better spent pushing the Iranian negotiators to stop posturing and stonewalling...Read On

International Indictment Against Top Aide Points Finger of Guilt at Iraqi Prime Minister


The Spanish Courts have accused Faleh al-Fayad as the "person responsible for grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention (GCIV) and First Additional Protocol committed as from May 2010 in the latter's capacity as Chairman of the 'Ashraf Committee' attached to the office of Prime Minister al-Maliki, and in particular for his alleged involvement in the massacres of 8 April 2011 and 1 September 2013 of 'protected persons' under IV Geneva Convention residing in the city of Ashraf (Iraq)...Read On

Iranian Opposition Leader Maryam Rajavi in Rome at Italian Senate Human Rights Committee, and Addressing Meeting at the Italian Parliament

PR Newswire

Kerry expressed hope the new Iranian government would provide information on the whereabouts of the 65-year-old Robert Levinson and pushed back on the argument that the U.S. has stopped looking for the retired FBI agent...Read On

Iranian Resistance reveals: Iraq's Maliki agrees to conditions set by mullahs for his third term


According to the latest reports obtained from inside the Iranian regime that, in this trip, Maliki agreed to all conditions set by the Iranian regime to support his third term as Prime Minister and accepted further obligations to serve the religious fascism ruling Iran. Some of these conditions are: ...Read On

Elie Wiesel urges tougher sanctions against Iran in full-page ads in WSJ, NYT

FOX News

Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel is challenging the Obama administration's strategy on Iran, pushing for stronger sanctions and demanding Tehran not be allowed to have any nuclear capabilities. 

"Sanctions have come at a terrible economic cost for the people of Iran," he said. "But, unfortunately, sanctions are what have brought the Iranian regime to the negotiating table."...Read On

On Iran, senators defy White House, threaten new sanctions

Washington Post

A bipartisan group of 26 senators introduced legislation Thursday that threatened new sanctions against Iran, dismissing warnings from the White House that such a move could scuttle efforts to peacefully resolve the dispute over Iran's nuclear program...Read On

The Iran dilemma

Washington Post

The Iranian regime's judiciary has recently sentenced pastor Vruir Avanessian, 61, from Iran's Assemblies of God Church to 3.5 years in prison on fabricated charge of "acting against national security" and also "evangelizing and propaganda in favor of Christianity targeting Muslims"...Read On

UN Criticizes Iran on Human Rights Violations

ABC News - AP

The U.N. General Assembly has approved a resolution criticizing Iran for serious rights violations including torture and its "alarming" and frequent use of the death penalty...Read On

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