Volume: 2 - Issue:  28
17 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 Negotiator, Javad Zarif, Cancels Dinner With EU's Ashton

ABC News

Iranian media are reporting that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has cancelled a dinner meeting planned with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton over meetings she had with opposition activists during her visit to Iran earlier this month...Read On

Iran seeks banned nuclear items, uses China trader for missile parts - U.S.


Vann Van Diepen, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for international security and non-proliferation, added that a Chinese businessman indicted in the United States in 2009 over sales of missile parts to Iran continued to supply such items despite U.S. pressure on China to tighten export controls...Read On

CIA suspends chief of Iran operations over workplace issues

Los Angeles Times

The CIA's chief of Iran operations was placed on paid administrative leave and sent home from agency headquarters after an internal investigation found he had created an abusive and hostile work environment that put a crucial division in disarray, according to current and former officials...Read On

Senate again tries to stiffen Obama's spine on Iran

Washington Post

82 senators have signed a letter to President Obama laying out the terms of a final deal with Iran that they would find sufficient to relax U.S. sanctions. If the terms aren't met, then the senators, many of whom supported the Menendez-Kirk sanctions bill that Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) refused to bring to the floor, would demand a resumption of sanctions...Read On

State Dept. Slaps Iran, Says Tehran "Very Actively" Evading Sanctions, Developing Nukes & Ballistic Missiles

The Tower

With unusual candor and stark language, a top State Department official is accusing Iran of ongoing illicit nuclear-related activity in violation of international obligations...Read On

Analysis: Ukraine Casts Pall Over Iran Nuke Talks


Tehran may have a new ally when Iran nuclear talks reconvene Tuesday - the Ukraine crisis. U.S.-Russian tensions over Ukraine could fray the search for consensus on what Iran needs to do to ease fears it could make atomic arms...Read On

Iran remains a dangerous place for Christians


A report being presented to the UN Human Rights Council today, warns that Iran's human rights record remains poor and Christians are still in danger across the country...Read On

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