Volume: 2 - Issue:  19
19 February 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 

Iran rejects key demand of world powers, saying at talks it won't scrap any nuclear facility

US News & World Report

Iran has so far gained a great deal without giving up anything significant, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday, two days before the planned resumption of talks between world powers and Iran aimed at reaching a long-term agreement on Tehran's nuclear program...Read On

Iran's leader orders 'economy of resistance' to counter sanctions

FOX News

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called Western sanctions "a full-fledged economic war" and said Iran is determined to force the West to retreat...Read On

Vice-President of the European Parliament meets the Grand Mufti of Iraq

NCRI

A large number of people of Isfahan, especially from the Bakhtiari community in the city, staged a protest on Saturday, February 15, in front of regime's radio and television center in this city...Read On

German arrests man suspected of smuggling rocket equipment to Iran in violation of embargo

Associated Press

Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that Dr. Ali Reza B., whose last name wasn't given in accordance with German privacy laws, is accused of providing Iran with equipment worth nearly 230,000 euros ($315,000) in 12 deliveries from 2011 to 2013...Read On

Iranian cultural office targeted in Lebanon

Aljazeera

Today, there is no objective indication that Tehran has taken a genuine step toward respect of human rights and moderation with President Hassan Rouhani, despite a misplaced hope in some Western circles...Read On

Catastrophic increase in suicides in protest at oppression, poverty and deprivation

NCRI

The barbaric oppression and the anti-Iranian and inhumane policies of the clerical regime that have let unemployment, poverty and corruption spread at an unprecedented rate have resulted in a sharp increase in suicides. Some examples of this phenomenon in recent weeks are as follows...Read On

Zebari reviews with UN official ways to speed up the resettlement of residents of Camp / liberty / outside Iraq.

Nina News Iraq

Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari reviewed today with Jane Holl Lute, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General of United Nations to speed up the resettlement of the residents of Camp Liberty, which harbors elements of Iranian opposition of People's Mojahedin Organization, outside of Iraq...Read On

Powerful cleric Sadr slams Iraq govt, 'tyrant' PM

AFP

Powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Tuesday slammed Iraq's government as corrupt and its leader as a "tyrant" while calling on citizens to vote, days after announcing his exit from politics...Read On

McCain to Kerry: What planet are you on?

The Hill

In an interview on Phoenix radio station KFYI's "The Mike Broomhead Show," McCain was asked for his reaction to the speech Kerry delivered over the weekend in which he called climate change a "weapon of mass destruction."

"Why should he talk about climate change, when we've got a 130,000 people in Syria killed, and ... the whole Geneva thing was a fiasco, the Iran-U.S. talks are obviously a joke, and the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations haven't even begun," McCain said...Read On

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