Volume: 2 - Issue:  54
30 May 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 Is Using a Neocon to Hack Its Foes

Daily Beast

Hackers believed to be connected to the Tehran government are posing as Bolton on social media platforms in a scheme to get human rights activists and national security wonks to hand over their passwords and user names...Read On

Cyberespionage Attacks Tied to Hackers in Iran

New York Times

An elaborate, three-year cyberespionage campaign against United States military contractors, members of Congress, diplomats, lobbyists and Washington-based journalists has been linked to hackers in Iran...Read On

Iraq: Bullet fired at Camp Liberty residents' housing trailer


t 8:45 a.m. (local time Baghdad) on Wednesday, May 28, a barrage of Kalashnikov (AK47) bullets were fired from northeast to Camp Liberty with one of the bullets hitting near a residents' housing trailer (see pictures)...Read On

Iran: Ambitions to Sway Europe

Scoop Independent News

A former member of the Iranian diplomatic corps now in exile showed this author a memo by Iranian foreign ministry last year indicating that together with a (now former) female Spanish socialist MEP, Mamedov is "actively working to lobby and defend the Islamic Republic." The memo states "He has a very positive attitude to the Islamic Republic and it is easy to pursue our line with him especially in confronting the MKO (MEK) in European Parliament."...Read On

Iran's ties with Gulf depend on key policy changes

Middle East Online

A conservative Iranian court opened a case against instant messaging services WhatsApp and Instagram while also summoning Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over complaints of privacy violation, state news agency ISNA reported on Tuesday...Read On

Iraq continues to obstruct sale of Camp Ashraf residents' property, sends away more buyers


On Tuesday, May 27, an Iraqi merchant who had gone to Camp Liberty to discuss purchasing residents' property in Ashraf was stopped for a long time at the entrance checkpoint to the camp only to be returned back by the orders of the Prime Ministry officers. This was while the Iraqi officers and UNAMI had been informed of the particulars of this merchant in advance...Read On

Will Iraqi pm's opponents play post-sectarian politics - just to get rid of him?


Almost every politician - outside of those in the Iraqi PM's party - is united in one aim: Keeping the Iraqi PM out of power. That desire crosses both sectarian and ethnic lines...Read On

Syria and Iraq dropping barrel bombs on their own cities

Digital Journal

According to the UK-based opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights 1,963 people have been killed by these bombs in Aleppo. This figure includes 283 and 567 people younger than 18...Read On

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