Volume: 2 - Issue:  2
8 January 2014
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 

Al-Qaeda - Iran uses groups to target its rivals in the region

Al Arabiya 

In the beginning, there was military activity under the slogan "services office" in Afghanistan. Osama Bin Laden worked there and most of its activities surrounded the recruitment of Saudi and Arab youths as mujahideens to fight the Soviets...Read On

The Iraqi Government and the UN Must Keep Their Promises and Provide Adequate Security for Camp Liberty

Press Release

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, made the following statement following her conversation with Maryam Rajavi, a leader of the Iranian political opposition and a human rights advocate, about the need to ensure the safety and security of the residents of Camps Ashraf and Liberty in Iraq...Read On

Iranian cleric: "Having a nuclear bomb is necessary to put down Israel"

FOX News

A top Iranian lawmaker and cleric said that the country's uranium enrichment program could allow it to build a nuclear weapon "in two weeks" in order to "put down Israel," according to multiple reports in the Farsi language press..Read On

Iran and the U.S. Don't Share Goals

Commentary Magazine

While we are told to walk on eggshells lest we offend the delicate negotioations, Iranians continue to subvert their neighbors. Not for them this idea that, because there are talks, they should stop shipping arms..Read On

Iran sanctions opponents desperate

Washington Post

Forty-nine senators have signed on to the Iran sanctions bill, and more will.

The bipartisan roster exerts pressure on Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to make good on his promise to bring the bill to the floor...Read On

Don't give Iran pass on human rights

The Hill

The November nuclear deal signed in Geneva with the Iranian regime has eclipsed a range of human rights violations, bolstered by Western silence. This, while Tehran's temporary retreat in Geneva was caused by overwhelming popular and organized movements, which Iran's rulers now seek to completely crush....Read On

Political prisoner vows "mullahs will answer for Camp Liberty rocket attack"


Iranian political prisoner Ali Moezi has condemned the latest deadly rocket attack on Camp Liberty from behind bars and vowed that the Iranian people will 'make mullahs answer for their crimes'...Read On


Amnesty International - Urgent Action

Hunger striking Sunni men from Iran's Kurdish minority are in grave danger as their health deteriorates after 64 days on hunger strike in prison. They have been on hunger strike in protest at their death sentences and the conditions in which they are held...Read On

Iran Sentences Christian Convert to Year in Prison

CBN News

Farsi-speaking Christians, many of whom are likely converts from Islam, have been told they are no longer allowed to worship at one of the few remaining churches...Read On

Latest fatwa from Iran: No online chatting between sexes

FOX News

Online chatting between men and women on social networks is forbidden under Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's latest fatwa, delivered ironically enough on his website in answer to a question sent by email...Read On

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