Volume: 2 - Issue:  9
27 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 

Iranian Revolutionary Guards threaten US after Kerry says military option is 'ready'

Jerusalem Post

"You could never understand the extent of the invasive capacity of the Islamic Republic of Iran," The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, Maj.- Gen. Muhammad Ali Jafari said Saturday according to Iran's Fars News Agency...Read On

New York Times

Iran's support of Mr. Assad is all the more unsettling because Mr. Rouhani was rubbing shoulders with the world's elite just as a stormy peace conference on Syria was playing out elsewhere in Switzerland. 

Instead of just bemoaning the civil war as a "major catastrophe" and dismissing all the anti-Assad forces as "terrorists," he could have given credibility to his "constructive engagement" policy by temporarily suspending arms to Syria while peace talks are underway and negotiating a face-saving way for Mr. Assad to leave power...Read On

How to Solve Obama's Iran Dilemma


Indeed, there is nothing in what Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, President Rouhani or Foreign Minister Javad Zarif are now saying that suggests they believe they will have to reduce their program...Read On

No actual signatures on Iran deal has a top Republican worried


The interim nuclear deal with Iran and six other world powers was never signed by the representatives who brokered the agreement last November, leading one top Republican House leader to complain it allows Iranian leaders to ignore parts of the agreement...Read On

Obama's tragic farce

Daily News

The farce playing out in the talks aimed at ending Syria's bloody civil makes clear that President Obama has squandered whatever leverage the U.S. had in the region...Read On

Canada Contributes to IAEA's Efforts to Verify Iran's Nuclear Program

Foreign Affairs, Canada

"Canada remains deeply skeptical of Iran's intentions regarding its nuclear program, particularly in light of the years of secretive nuclear activities, the potential military dimension of the program and selective disclosure by the Iranian authorities...Read On

Iranian official confirms country sought to build nuclear weapons

The Daily Caller

A founder of Iran's Revolutionary Guards now admits that the Islamic Republic was seeking to acquire nuclear weapons. This is the first time any regime official has made such an admission, even as another report claims that one of Iran's most radical clerics was the spiritual overseer of the nuclear weapons program...Read On

Iran says no need for UN watchdog office in Tehran


A senior Iranian official Saturday dismissed the need for a Tehran office for UN inspectors tasked with monitoring Iran's partial nuclear freeze, Mehr news agency said...Read On

U.N. nuclear chief says still 'long way to go' on Iran


The U.N. nuclear chief said on Friday there was "still a long way to go" to resolve a decade-old dispute over Iran's nuclear program, a note of caution days after Tehran curbed its atomic activity under an interim deal with world powers....Read On

Iraqi "executions like sheep being slaughtered in an abattoir"


A senior Euro MP has called the current spate of mass executions in Iraq as "like sheep being slaughtered in an abattoir". Struan Stevenson, a Conservative MEP from Scotland who chairs the European Parliament's important Delegation for Relations with Iraq says the executions are being carried out on "an industrial scale."...Read On

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