Update to Response to Information Request IRN26895.E of 23 May 1997 on the National Liberation Movement of Ahwaz or Arabistan [IRN27564.E]

Information on the above-mentioned topic could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB. Information on the Arabistan Liberation Front in available in the attached documents.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


BBC Summary of World Broadcast. 26 July 1996. (NEXIS)

Moneyclips. 7 November 1996. "Iraq, Iran Stymied by Mutual Distrust." (NEXIS)

World Politics and Current Affairs: Defending the Gulf . 1996. "Pandora Box." (NEXIS)

The Washington Post. 1981. David Ottaway. "Iraqi Army Aids Autonomy-Minded Arabs in Seized Iranian Land." (NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

Al-Raida [Beirut]. Summer 1993 - 1996. Quarterly.

Arabies [Paris]. January 1989 - 1997 . Monthly.

Arab Law Quarterly [London]. 1993 - 1996. Quarterly.

Arab Studies Quarterly [Lake Forest, Ill.]. 1995 - 1997. Quarterly.

Dialogue [London]. October 1993 - 1997. Monthly.

The Jerusalem Report [Jerusalem]. October 1992 - 1997. Bi-weekly.

The Middle East [London]. November 1988 - 1997. Monthly.

Middle East International [London]. January 1991 - 1997. Bi-weekly.

Middle East Report [Washington]. September 1990 - 1997. Bi-monthly.

Monde Arabe Maghreb-Machrek [Paris]. January 1989 - 1997. Quarterly.

News From Middle East Watch [New York].

Three oral sources did not have information on this subject.