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New US stance on Iran raises alarm for big firms

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Benoit Faucon, Sarah Kent Friday, October 13, 2017 The Wall Street Journal – Western firms have piled into Iran in the two years since world powers agreed to lift sanctions. Now, as President Donald Trump deals a blow to that deal, executives must decide whether to stay the course. Mr. Trump said Friday he won’t […]

Iran Protesters at United Nations: Yes to Change in Iran, No to Rouhani

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09/21/2017 Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, Contributor Today, thousands of Iranians gathered across the UN to present a truly different image of Iran: democratic, peaceful, and humane. Meanwhile, the Islamic Republic emissary Hassan Rouhani once again used the UN pedestal to shower praise on Tehran’s ruling clerics. Many observers believe that Rouhani’s stale slogans smacked of desperation and pretence. Isolated and generally regarded as a […]

Join us for the “Free Iran Rally”

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9/9/2017 Iranian Americans, members of California Society for Democracy in Iran, Network member of the Organization of Iranian American Communities-US (OIAC) calls on all Iranian Americans and freedom loving people to join the “Free Iran Rally”, to be held at the U.N. plaza (47th Street and 2nd Ave.) in New York City on Wednesday, September […]

UN expert concerned at condition of prisoners on hunger strike in Iran

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August 31, 2017 GENEVA – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, Asma Jahangir, today expressed her deep concern about the situation of a number of prisoners who have been on prolonged hunger strike to protest against their transfer to a high-security section of Rajai-Shahr prison in Karaj, West of […]

Free Iran Rally

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August 22, 2017 Iranian Americans, members of California Society for Democracy in Iran, Network member of the Organization of Iranian American Communities-US (OIAC) concluded their Saturday, August 19, 2017 Los Angeles Rally “Call for Justice” against Iran’s atrocities successfully. At the end of the rally to further expose Tehran’s rulers, they called on all Iranian […]

Senior US Senators meet Iran opposition leader in Albania

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08/12/2017 Dr. Majid Rafizadeh Contributor Tirana, Albania, August 12, 2017 – Mrs. Maryam Rajavi (left), the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran meeting a senior delegation from the United States Senate. The two sides discussed the situation of members of the Mujahedin-e Khalq in Albania and the recent developments in Iran and […]

California Society for Democracy in Iran

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2892 Bellflower Blvd., Suite 246    Long Beach, CA 90815   Press Release Contact: Nasser Sharif           Phone: (562)221-8000 Call for Justice For 30,000 Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran Members of the Iranian-American community in Los Angeles will hold a rally on Saturday, August 19, 2017, to condemn the egregious and […]

Wife of Princeton Student Held Hostage in Iran Speaks out Against “Unjust Imprisonment”

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Iran Focus   July 20, 2017 London, 20 Jul – The wife of the Princeton graduate student who was sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran for espionage has called on authorities to release him as he is “unjustly imprisoned”. Xiyue Wang was arrested in August 2016, while on a research trip to Iran for his […]

The Ayatollah’s Billion-Dollar Alaskan Bag Man

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Did an elderly Korean-American salmon exporter become a money launderer for Iran? By ZACH DORFMAN     July 14, 2017 POLITICO – In August 2012, a silver Rolls-Royce pulled up to the majestic Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Out stepped a newly married couple, freshly arrived from their wedding ceremony. At the lavish reception, the bride and groom […]

265 MEMBERS OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ISSUE STATEMENT CONDEMNING IRAN’S HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

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6/27/2017    By Iran News Update Staff INU – A statement that condemns Iran’s human rights violations was issued by 265 members of European parliament, including 4 vice-presidents and 23 chairs of various commissions and delegations. The statement also calls for the blacklisting the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, and comes on the eve of […]
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