Volume: 2 - Issue:  41
29 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 

U.S. concerned about Iran missiles, committed to Gulf security

Reuters

"We are optimistic that we'll have a successful resolution of the Iran nuclear issue ... but that doesn't downgrade our concern about Iran's other bad behaviors, specifically their support for terrorism as well as their continued development of ballistic missile capabilities," Frank Rose, U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for space and defense policy told reporters on the sidelines of a conference in Abu Dhabi on missiles and defense...Read On

Giuliani speaks on dangers from Iran

The Republic

Giuliani was invited by the Iranian American Community of Arizona to shine a light on the dangers of the Tehran regime. The gathering was titled "Countering Iran's Nuclear, Terrorist Threats."..Read On

The Real Victims of Personal Attacks by Iranian officials

UN Special Rapporteur

The presentation of my reports and the interactive dialogue about the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic that takes place among members of the Human Rights Council presents a opportunity for all stakeholders to discuss pressing issues and cases of abuse. Insults and inflammatory statements only serve to detract from this opportunity, and delays the much needed solutions necessary for the most vulnerable in Iranian society..Read On

Blair: 'Nonsense' to say west causes terrorism  

The Hill

Iraq and Afghanistan are now struggling to support themselves after the militaries have left Iraq and as the U.S. is on the way out of Afghanistan, but that is due to "the disruptive effect" of radical Islam from Iran and al Qaeda, according to Blair...Read On

Iran: Emboldened by int'l community inaction, regime continues with executions  

NCRI

The anti-human clerical regime in Iran hanged three young Sunni Baluchi political prisoners on Saturday, April 26, in the city of Zabol (Sistan & Baluchistan Province). Ali Dahmardeh, 20, Eman Galwi, 20, and Omid Peeri, 23, were condemned to death in the mullahs' sham courts without any fair judicial process on the charge of assassinating Zabol's atrocious Public Prosecutor, and the verdict was approved within days by the mullahs' Supreme Court...Read On

Iran no defender of women's rights  

Toronto Sun

Every spring, morality police take to the street's in Iran to punish "bad hijab." This isn't to punish women for parading around topless. The infractions are as minor as showing a bit of hair. Some may argue being on the commission might encourage Iran to rise to the occasion. But here's the rub: Iran is actually being re-elected. They've been a member since 2011...Read On

Iran's mullahs shut down newspaper for reporting prison attack

NCRI

Ebtekar's managing director Mohammad Ali Vakili told Mehr news agency that the ban was imposed by the judiciary authorities after the paper published details of the attack on political prisoners at Tehran's notorious Evin prison...Read On

Russia and Iran Reported in Talks on Energy Deal Worth Billions

New York Times

The Russia-Iran energy deal, reported by the Iranian state news media, is the second significant economic collaboration under negotiation between the two countries that could undercut the efficacy of the sanctions on Iran. Those sanctions are widely credited with successfully pressuring the Iranians in the current talks over their disputed nuclear program...Read On

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