Volume: 2 - Issue:  20
21 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 boosts military support in Syria to bolster Assad


As Syria's war nears the start of its fourth year, Iranhas stepped up support on the ground for President Bashar al-Assad, providing elite teams to gather intelligence and train troops, sources with knowledge of military movements say...Read On

Iran's rising executions dim UN hopes for reforms under Rouhani


At least 80 people and perhaps as many as 95 have been executed in Iran already this year, a surge in the use of the death penalty that has dampened hopes for human rights reforms under President Hassan Rouhani, the United Nations said on Friday...Read On

German company denies selling death cranes to Iran

FOX News

German construction company Atlas has come under fire from advocacy groups for purportedly supplying cranes to Iran, which then uses them to publicly hang opposition leaders and others...Read On

Iranian President Wants Jerusalem Liberated 'From the Yoke of Israel'

Washington Free Beacon

"One of the wishes of the Iranian nation is liberation of the Holy Quds," the Islamic name for Jerusalem, Rouhani was quoted as saying in the meeting by Iran's Fars News Agency...Read On

Iran's Judiciary Closes a New Pro-Government Newspaper

New York Times

An Iranian newspaper aligned with the country's reform-minded new president was closed on Thursday by Iran's judiciary, only six days after its first issue..Read On

Iran Nuclear Talks Gain Momentum, but Wide Gaps Remain

Wall Street Journal

U.S. officials countered that the world powers were required to discuss the missile program because of U.N. Security Council resolutions that demand Tehran suspend its missile program until it addresses evidence the program is being developed to deliver nuclear warheads.Tehran has refused to stop testing the weapons...Read On

McCain: Obama the 'most naive president'

The Hill

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Thursday called President Obama "the most na´ve president in history" because of his foreign policy tactics...Read On

Iraq prevents entry of foodstuff to Iranian dissidents camp, obstructs drainage of black water tanks


Upon orders of the Prime Ministry, since 10 days ago,the criminal Major Ahmed Khozair is preventing foodstuff from entering the camp. Therefore, the reserves of many essentialfood items areapproaching depletion and residents are facing serious problems...Read On

Germany arrests man suspected of busting Iran sanctions


German prosecutors said on Wednesday they had arrested a German-Iranian man suspected of exporting to the Islamic Republic goods that could be used in a weapons program...Read On

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