Volume: 2 - Issue:  4
13 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 

Negotiators Put Final Touches on Iran Accord

New York Times

The agreement faced opposition from Iranian hard-liners and Israeli leaders, as well as heavy criticism from some American lawmakers, who have threatened to approve further sanctions despite President Obama's promise of a veto..Read On

Exclusive to the Trib: President Obama's policies are a disaster in Iran


Barack Obama's inexplicable and increasingly dangerous tilt toward Iran is getting harder to hide. Whether his administration is consciously shifting policy or simply making ad hoc, unrelated (even incoherent) decisions is unclear. But the cumulative effect is indisputable - a declining America in the Middle East inevitably means a stronger Iran, portending grave risks for Washington and its appalled friends and allies...Read On


Amnesty International

A diplomatic breakthrough resulting in a peaceful and verifiable termination of Iran's nuclear weapons program is the preferred outcome of the Obama administration's negotiations with Iran.Backing up this achievement by taking out a diplomatic insurance policy is an act of reasonable pragmatism...Read On

Why is Jack Straw so wrong on Iran?

Sunday Telegraph

It was Jack Straw who admitted, when he was UK's home secretary in 2001, that it was "at the behest" of Tehran that he had proscribed the People's Mujahideen of Iran (PMOI), part of the main Iranian dissident movement, as "terrorists" - a ruling the government only reluctantly withdrew on the orders of Chief Justice Phillips, when he ruled that it had not been able to produce a shred of evidence to support Mr Straw's actions...Read On

U.S. attorney's office accuses Iranian-American man of trying to ship military documents to Iran


The 59-year-old engineer is accused of "transporting, transmitting and transferring in interstate or foreign commerce goods obtained by theft, conversion, or fraud."..Read On

Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, laid a wreath on the tomb of infamous Hezbollah's terrorist commander Imad Mughniyih upon arrival in Beirut


Regimes news agency reported: "Iran's Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif who is on an official visit to Lebanon has paid tribute to the martyrs of Lebanon resistance movement and martyrs of the last November terrorist blasts near the Iranian embassy in Beirut"...Read On

NEWS ANALYSIS: Iran sanctions push gains supporters in Senate


The "Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act" is now supported by at least 54 senators in the 100-member chamber, according to a congressional record, with six senators joining on Wednesday. A Senate aide said two more joined on Thursday, bringing the total to 56...Read On

Iraq's Maliki forces spy on Iranian dissidents intensify seige


forces under the command of the Iraqi Prime Minister climbed onto the top of Camp Liberty's perimeter walls at various flanks to covertly spy on and take film footage and pictures of different sections of the camp...Read On

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