NCRI - Sunday evening February 19, after security forces declared all demonstrations illegal, and the local police issued a statement calling on people to refrain from “illegal gatherings,” warning that they would be “confronted” if they took part.
The people of Ahvaz once again for the seventh consecutive day gathered in front of Khuzestan province city hall and protested.
NCRI - The plenary session of Iranian regime’s parliament on Wednesday last week was filled with warnings and concerns expressed by regime’s bands over the consequences of socioeconomic crises and outburst of people’s anger due to increased poverty, deprivation and social inequality, with some of the comments listed below:
The Iranian state television admitted, for the first time, that the state carried out assassinations of opponents of the regime outside the country using its agents. This came up during the talk show that was attended by Anis al-Naqqash, known for training Imad Mughniyah, the former military commander of the Lebanese Hezbollah militia. Al Arabiya English reported on February 18, 2017.
As the General Michael Flynn’s political star sets amidst continued controversy, the Trump administration is facing its first foreign policy tests less than a month after the inauguration.
Unsurprisingly, the two actors who are actively testing President Trump’s resolve come straight from George W. Bush’s “axis of evil”: Iran and North Korea, two of America’s most implacable adversaries. Ariel Cohen wrote in THE HILL on February 19, the following are excerpts of this article.
February 19, 2017- U.S. Republican senators plan to introduce legislation to impose further sanctions on Iran, accusing it of violating U.N. Security Council resolutions by testing ballistic missiles and acting to "destabilize" the Middle East, a U.S. senator said Sunday, Reuters reported.
"I think it is now time for the Congress to take Iran on directly in terms of what they’ve done outside the nuclear program," Senator Lindsey Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told the Munich Security Conference.
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Sunday 19 February 2017 in Munich, rejected Iranian calls for dialogue saying Tehran was the main sponsor of terrorism in the world, a destabilizing force in the Middle East and wanted to “destroy us.” Reported Reuters.
“Iran remains the single main sponsor of terrorism in the world,” Adel al-Jubeir told delegates at the Munich Security Conference. “It’s determined to upend the order in Middle East ... (and) until and unless Iran changes its behavior it would be very difficult to deal with a country like this.”
NCRI - “We can save our country from a military war, but not from an economic, currency one with current policies”, said an Iranian regime’s MP while acknowledging the embezzlements and plunders within the regime as well as Iran’s critical economic condition.
According to state-run Parsnews news agency, Abdolreza Azizi said in his plenary speech in regime’s Parliament on February 15 that “country’s monetary and banking system is suffering a malignant cancer which needs radical treatment.”
NCRI - According to the terrorist Quds Force Tasnim news agency on February 19, participants in the fourth exhibition called digital media of the Islamic Revolution, on the occasion of the anniversary of Khomeini's apostasy verdict against Salman Rushdie, determined the award of more than one billion Toman for his death.
Tasnim further reminded a quote from Khomeini in this regard who at the time said: “I fear 10 years from now, some analysts want to question this verdict against diplomatic principles.” So to prevent disremembering of that verdict was the main reason that participants in this exhibition determined the one billion Toman award for anyone who kills Rushdie.
There's an emerging disruptive potential inside Iran in its main oil field province, Khuzestan, which has shocked the country, writes Iranian dissident Hassan Mahmoudi.
Thirty-eight years ago, what were known as "The Strikes" in this province, by tens of thousands of oil workers, paralyzed the state, and paved the way for the Shah’s downfall. They are now happening again, Mahmoudi wrote on Saturday for the American Thinker.
Yemen's President Abdu Rabbo Mansur Hadi lauded the "active interventionism" of the new United States administration against the Iranian regime’s systematic interference in region-wide affairs, Asharq Al-Awsat English reported on Saturday.
Hadi’s remarks followed a meeting with the U.S. Ambassador to Yemen, Mathew Taller.