Volume: 2 - Issue:  37
10 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 

Iranian diplomat rejected by US implicated in Italian murder


Hamid Abutalebi was blocked as Iran's ambassador to the United Nations over role in 1979 hostage crisis but the Telegraph can reveal he has also been implicated in death of Iranian dissident...Read On

Iran's UN ambassador pick accused in political assassination  

FOX News

Aboutalebi has been accused of being an accomplice in a brazen murder plot that killed a prominent Iranian government defector, Mohamed Hossein Naghdi, 42, who was shot dead in Rome as he was being driven to work on March 16, 1993...Read On

Maryam Rajavi attends int'l conference on Iran at the European Parliament


Brussels- On Wednesday 9 April, a high level conference on Iran was held in the European Parliament. The meeting moderated by Struan Stevenson, chair of the Friends of a Free Iran inter-group, included speeches by Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the NCRI... Read On

House to Vote to Stop UN Iran Envoy From Entering U.S.


House leaders will try to pass by unanimous consent the measure that the Senate approved April 7, according to a senior Republican leadership aide who requested anonymity to speak about a vote that hadn't been formally announced...Read On

U.S. needs to plan for the day after an Iran deal

Washington Post

By David H. Petraeus and Vance Serchuk - Advocates of the effort to reach a negotiated settlement with Iran over its illicit nuclear activities have emphasized the benefits an agreement.

Largely absent from the debate, however, has been a fuller consideration of the strategic implications a nuclear agreement could have on the U.S. position in the Middle East...Read On

Kerry Seems to Be Aiming for Bad Iran Deal

Commentary Magazine

At the beginning of his first term, President Obama gave the impression of having all the time in the world, and he has certainly used enough of it; during the course of which Iran has only lurched increasingly closer to having weapons capabilities...Read On

Iran, six powers face "significant gaps" in nuclear talks


Iran will never slow down its nuclear research programme, the Islamic Republic's clerical supreme leader said on Wednesday as negotiators from Tehran and six world powers struggled to narrow "significant gaps" blocking the way to a long-term deal...Read On

Iran nuclear talks hit hurdles, face deep skepticism on Hill

FOX News

The Obama administration is facing mounting skepticism in Congress about the course of nuclear talks with Iran, as even America's top diplomat says he's "agnostic" on whether the highly touted talks can yield an agreement...Read On

Senior MEP: Iran's 'hysteria' over EP resolution underlines a continuing firm policy

Press release by Struan Stevenson, MEP

Mr. Stevenson, MEP said; "The hysterical Reaction of the Iranian Regime to the European Parliament's Resolution, underlines the need for a continuing firm policy against the barbaric violation of human rights, nuclear projects and regional warmongering"...Read On

Ami Horowitz: Iran got game

FOX News

The West is involved in a charade that is creating a clear lane for the Iranians to reach nuclear weapon nirvana.  The foolish western negotiators seem to have an unceasing worship of paper, particularly any paper signed by Iran proclaiming their willingness to work with the west on issues of nuclear weapons...Read On

Why Is Iran Shipping Arm to Hamas and Hezbollah?

The Blaze

With its arms shipments Iran inserted itself into the armed conflict with Israel by transforming Hamas and Hezbollah, bordering Israel's north and south, to its military frontline in the region. Yet, Iranian officials have made ostensibly conciliatory statements...Read On

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