Volume: 2 - Issue:  36
7 April 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 Must See Ramifications if Nuclear Talks Fail, Former Advisers Say

Wall Street Journal

Two former top advisers to the Obama administration on Iran are calling for the White House and Congress to increase the threat of using military force against Tehran if talks aimed at curbing its nuclear program fail - or the country's Islamist government is caught cheating on the terms of an agreement...Read On

Wife of Boise pastor held captive in Iran, speaks out

ABC News

Nearly 500 people throughout the community filed into the Calvary Chapel church Sunday evening, including Mayor Brian Blad, to show support for Naghmeh Abedini and her two children as they continue their pleas for Boise pastor Saeed Abedini's safe release. 

"Five revolutionary guards raided the house he was staying at in Iran with his parents and took him to Elvin prison," Naghmeh said. "He was beaten and tortured to deny his Christian faith."..Read On

EU Blasts Iran's "Systemic Violation" of Human Rights; Rejects Nukes-Only Approach

The Tower

European Parliament passed a resolution condemning the human rights situation in Iran for "continued, systemic violation of fundamental rights" and called on its member states to prioritize human rights in their dealings with Iran...Read On

EU should learn lesson from 'US spy den' closure, senior cleric says


Khamenei's representative at Tehran Friday prayers, Speaking on plans to open an EU Bureau in Iran - he referred to the taking of American diplomats hostage in Tehran in 1979 and said: "The Iranian people will not let a new spy den be established in Iran. Learn a lesson from the fate of the US. spy den.  They should  learn lessons as the American spies were blind folded and handcuffed"...Read On

Rouhani's Sham Moderation: Iran appoints alleged former hostage taker and terrorist as UN ambassador, according to OIAC  

Digital Journal

Aboutalebi's criminal past, includes his involvement in Iran's international terrorist plots. Most notably, Italy's Supreme Criminal Court has named Hamid Aboutalebi as a central figure in the assassination of Italy charge d'affaires for the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in 1993...Read On

Hezbollah Sanctions Bill to Disrupt Terror Network

Washington Free Beacon

House lawmakers on Monday are set to introduce a new bill that would greatly tighten economic sanctions on the terror group Hezbollah by going after its foreign assets, narcotics trafficking rings, and its media apparatus, according to information obtained by the Washington Free Beacon...Read On

Iran 'plotting in the back room' for nuke talks failure, Menendez says


Sen. Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, expressed deep skepticism on Sunday that world powers would be able to forge a comprehensive agreement with Iran on its nuclear program....Read On

Iran Can't Withdraw Much Oil Revenue Under Interim Nuclear Deal

Wall Street Journal

Western officials partly blame Iran for the delay. Tehran has been slow to set payment instructions specifying where the money should be sent and, in some cases, how it will use the funds-information banks may require before releasing the money...Read On

Fourth Iranian Held In UAE Over Businessman's Kidnap

Gulf Business

Ali Rehmat Assadi will stand trial in the UAE on charges of abducting Abbas Yazdi, who went missing in June, the source added. Yazdi's wife, Atena, has told UAE media she feared he might have been kidnapped by Iranian intelligence officers...Read On

Iran's IRGC makes millions of dollars selling Internet anti-filtering software


The Iranian regime's Revolutionary Guards Corp - one of the bodies responsible for website filtering within the regime - is also making millions of dollars a year selling anti-filtering software, a state-run website has revealed...Read On

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