Volume: 2 - Issue:  26
11 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 

Lockerbie bombing 'was work of Iran, not Libya' says former spy

The Telegraph

Iranian defector Abolghassem Mesbahi says Pan Am 103 attack was revenge for US Navy strike on Iranian passenger jet. The Lockerbie bombing was ordered by Iran and carried out by a Syrian-based terrorist group, a former Iranian intelligence officer has admitted...Read On

Iran Wants to Address Questions About Military Work in Nuclear Program Later

Wall Street Journal

Iran insisted it won't be rushed into addressing Western suspicions about past military work on its nuclear program, posing a new challenge for efforts to reach a broad nuclear deal with six world powers...Read On

Christians being targeted in Iran deserve our help

The Hill

Imagine you wake you up, search everyone and seize your pictures, hard drive and even steal the cash out of your wallet. Later you are beaten, handcuffed and imprisoned in solitary confinement for 15 months before being handed a six-year sentence....Read On

Iranian Resistance condemns flogging of Kurdish teacher


In a barbaric and degrading act, henchmen of the clerical regime delivered 20 lashes to Mr. Payman Nodinian, a member of the Kurdistan Teachers Association Board of Directors. This savage punishment was carried out on March 2 in regime's "judiciary" building in the city of Sanandaj...Read On

Iran warns Austrian embassy over Ashton meeting with rights activists


Iran has warned the Austrian embassy in Tehran after it hosted a meeting between the EU foreign policy chief and Iranian human rights activists during her first visit to Iran over the weekend, the state news agency IRNA said on Monday...Read On

Hizbullah using Iranian surveillance equipment in Syria: reports

Al Shorfa

On March 6th, Saudi Arabia's Al-Watan reported that Hizbullah had established a small airport in the Lebanese city of Baalbek near the Syrian border and was operating Iranian-made drones...Read On

Israel attacks 'hypocrisy' of international community on Iran


Mr Netanyahu spoke as the Israeli military unveiled what it alleged was a cache of Syrian-made weapons being sent by Iran to militants in the Gaza Strip. He criticised EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who visited Tehran at the weekend, for her "smiles and handshakes" with Iran's leaders...Read On

Exclusive: India to slash Iran oil imports to meet nuclear deal parameters 


India has to cut its Iranian oil imports by nearly two-thirds from the first quarter after the United States asked it to hold the shipments at end-2013 levels, in keeping with the nuclear deal easing sanctions on Tehran, Indian government sources said...Read On

My dad, held in Iran

Los Angeles Times

Seven years ago Sunday, my father, Robert Levinson, was taken hostage while visiting Kish Island, Iran. He is currently the longest-held hostage in U.S. history, and will likely be marking his 66th birthday Monday in captivity, thousands of miles from his wife, seven children and four grandchildren...Read On

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