After Iran’s Interior Ministry claimed 41 million voters took to the polls in last Friday’s presidential election, President Hassan Rouhani in his May 22 press conference went one step further in claiming 45 million casted their ballots. Ever since, various cases of fraud, vote rigging and embarrassing measures to portray the polling stations as very crowded have caused even more embarrassment for this façade.
Interview with Mohammad Mohaddessin, Chairman of the NCRI Foreign Affairs Committee on the recent sham presidential election in Iran.
NCRI - The sham presidential election in Iran came to an end but the conflict and rift at the top of the clerical regime did not. The following interview examines the most pressing issues at stake in this ‘election’ and the outlook for future events.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that his department is reviewing licenses for Boeing Co and Airbus to sell aircraft to Iran, telling lawmakers he will increase sanctions pressure on the regimes in Iran, Syria and North Korea, Reuters reported.
"We will use everything within our power to put additional sanctions on Iran, Syria and North Korea to protect American lives," Mnuchin said in testimony to the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee. "I can assure you that's a big focus of mine and I discuss it with the president."
NCRI - Ms. Atena Daemi, who is on hunger strike since April 9, is suffering in the women's ward of Evin prison from kidney severe pain and bleeding, dizziness, nausea, severe blood pressure fluctuations, decreased vision in the right eye and weight loss, and she is not even able to drink water. Ms. Daemi is on hunger strike to protest prison sentence for her sisters.
Nine executions on May 23
The mullahs’ regime in Iran has immediately relaunched its domestic crackdown machine after the election farce, especially through executions and torture in prisons across the country. Ten inmates in the prisons of Tabriz, Zahedan, Ardebil, Kermanshah and Isfahan, and Karaj Central Prison were hanged on May 22 and 23. Nine of these cases were carried out on May 23 alone.
NCRI - Attacking Hassan Rouhani following his victory in regime’s presidential election, the Revolutionary Guards’ Fars news agency writes on May 20, 2017 “it’s Rouhani’s skill to communicate the Sex Segregation Directive to organizations and offices, meanwhile explicitly announce that he’s against sex segregation, accusing his rivals of trying to set up walls between women and men.”
Two days after the election façade, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held a press conference once again proving his inability and lack of will to realize even the slightest change in this regime’s domestic and foreign policies.
Rouhani pledged the mullahs’ regime will continue their warmongering in the Middle East, adding they are on the ground in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, and fought against terrorism in the region.
“Iran has and will support these through its diplomats and military advisors,” he said.
It is heartening that the Trump Administration is considering officially designating the Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a "Foreign Terrorist Organization" (FTO), writes US. Colonel Wes Martin who served as the first senior antiterrorism officer for all Coalition Forces in Iraq.
For several years, a faction of the IRGC, the Qods Force, has held the FTO title, Col. Martin wrote on Tuesday for Forbes.
The Presidential election held last week in Iran does not represent the voice of the Iranian people but portrays the result of a failed engineering campaign and a final decision made by the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, according to a new opinion article in the Daily Caller.
Khamenei’s decision to accept Hassan Rouhani for a second term as the regime’s President is also a show of his utter fear of a nationwide uprising against the mullahs’ apparatus, argues Iranian dissident Shahriar KIA.
NCRI - At the beginning of Iranian regime’s election show, regime’s leader Ali Khamenei tried to portray himself as a non-partisan who was away from all clashes going on between regime’s rival bands.
“I don’t believe that the election has a winner or a loser”, Khamenei said, “Since no matter who’s going to have more votes, the regime is going to be the real winner of the election.”