Volume: 2 - Issue:  24
5 March 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 announces missile breakthrough


Tehran says it has perfected multiple-warhead, medium-range ballistic missiles designed specifically to hit US bases. 

The Qadr H1 and Qiam, he said, were equipped with multiple warheads, greatly boosting their destructive power...Read On

Israeli naval raid nabs Gaza-bound arms from Iran

FOX News

Israeli naval forces raided a ship in the Red Sea early Wednesday, capturing a shipment of dozens of advanced rockets from Iran destined to Palestinian militants in Gaza that would have given them greater reach to strike much of Israel, the military said...Read On

What the Iranian arms shipment means

Washington Post

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) cautioned, "Iran is actively sponsoring the proxy war in Syria sending money, weapons and fighters every week - every day.  Simultaneously, it is sponsoring attacks against Sunnis in Iraq and promoting regional sectarian violence that could easily result in a broader regional conflict.  Make no mistake, while they are smiling at our negotiators across the table, they are plotting in the backroom."..Read On

Iran Stands Firm on Maintaining a Nuclear Program

ABC News

Mohammad Javad Zarif said the West "cannot entertain illusions" of Iran completely ending its uranium enrichment program. 

"We're not going to close it. We're not going to dismantle it. We're not going to close or dismantle anything, that is our red line," he told a news conference before meetings with the Japanese prime minister and foreign minister. "But we will address proliferation concerns that people may have."..Read On

Show muscle in nuclear negotiations with Iran

Chicago Tribune

As the United States gears up for another round of nuclear negotiations with the Iranian regime, a rare opportunity has been provided to teach the Islamic Republic a lesson regarding its horrific human rights record...Read On

Congress demands a say in Iran talks

The Hill

Congress is demanding to have a say in whatever final nuclear deal the Obama administration ends up striking with Iran. In bipartisan letters to President Obama, House and Senate lawmakers say Iran must not retain any ability to pursue a nuclear weapon...Read On

U.S. senator still believes in new Iran sanctions bill


U.S. Senator Robert Menendez said on Tuesday he still sees his legislation to impose new sanctions on Iran as the best way to ensure that Iran does not develop a nuclear weapon and prevent military action over its nuclear program...Read On

Larijani says world must 'praise surge in executions' by the regime


The head of 'Human Rights Council' of the Iranian regime's judiciary told state-run news agency Tasnimnews: " Unfortunately, instead of praising Iran for the surge in executions and its decisive action countering drug smuggling , International bodies have used this for a human rights offensive against Iran."..Read On

Student activist given seven year prison term in continuing crackdown

Amnesty International Statement

A student could not be jailed for seven years merely for peacefully expressing her views or supporting an opposition politician defies belief. Maryam Shafi' Pour should be immediately and unconditionally released and allowed to continue her studies...Read On

Argentina opposition seeks to repeal deal with Iran

Buenos Aires Herald

Mario Negri assured today that his political party wants to unify opposition members in order to revoke Argentina's agreement with Iran over the investigation of the Amia attack in 1994...Read On

Iranian man sentenced to having his eyes gouged out, right ear and nose cut off

Daily Mail

Opposition group, The National Council of Resistance of Iran, said the man could have his right ear and nose cut off as punishment for attacking the girl with acid, causing her to lose her eyesight and right ear...Read On

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