NCRI - As a sign of disastrous living condition of the Iranian people, The horrible phenomena of selling one’s kidney out of poverty, is wide spreading on daily basis.
On Monday February 27, Hossein Ali Shahriari, Regime’s MP from Southeastern city of Zahedan stated in this regard in an interview with state run ‘Shafa online’, that if a poor person is selling his kidney for $5000 – 8000 and has a change in his living condition, so what? Is there anything wrong with it?
The Iranian Resistance strongly condemns the trip of criminal cleric Hashem Hosseini Boushehri, a member of the Presidency of the Assembly of Experts and Vice Chairman of two organs of the regime for the export of terrorism and fundamentalism called "Al-Mustafa Society" and "Al-Zahra Society" to Austria and calls for its cancellation. The mandate of Al-Mustafa Society and Al-Zahra Society is the recruitment of non-Iranian mercenaries and training and organizing them for terrorist operations and expansion of Islamic extremism outside of Iran.
NCRI - The Trump administration is trying to increase its support of al-Abadi and appease the Iraqi figures known to keep their distance from Tehran in order to gain more favor for US-offered options.
In an article titled ‘American soft diplomacy to move al-Abadi away from Tehran’, the London-based al-Arab newspaper writes on February 22: “in his visit to Iraqi capital, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis made comments which, unlike Trump’s, seemed to use proper words with regard to Iraqi oil. Informed Iraqi circles believe that Mattis’s comments suggest a soft US diplomacy aimed at appeasing Abadi and encouraging him to cut relations with Tehran. This move is considered as part of a Washington’s scenario to pull Iraq out of Iranian hegemony while staying away from Trump’s harsh and controversial remarks.”
NCRI - The former Italy's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Giulio Terzi warned about the interference of the Iranian regime in the region, stating that the regime intends to cover its disabilities in resolving people's issues by exporting domestic crisis to abroad. Consequently, the regime is in dire need to export fundamentalism and terrorism and it cannot survive without interference.
NCRI - Four Turkish speaking civil rights activists in Iran have been sentenced to 45 years in jail and 8 years of exile on charges including commemorating International Mother Language Day.
According to the verdict, the activists have been interrogated and convicted due to their beliefs and peaceful cultural and linguistic activities.
NCRI - As the U.S. government weighs designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group, the Iranian regime’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif stated that IRGC is the biggest guardian of the neighboring countries against terrorism.
Referring to the U.S. government's plan to designate the IRGC as a terrorist group. Zarif claimed that the whole world acknowledges the IRGC as the guardian of the neighboring countries against terrorism more than any other party." According to reports published by the state-run IRNA News, on February 25.
It has been reported through Iranian regime’s media outlets that Iran is using Syria as a battleground to train military officers.
The Imam Hossein University in Tehran which is affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) confirmed that military leadership students have been sent to Syria to train.
NCRI - The Leader of Friday Prayer Advocates Palestinian Conference Instead of Climate Issues in Khuzestan
The Leader of Tehran Friday Prayer stipulated that the issue of Palestine is the major priority of the Iranian regime. Meanwhile, the Leader of Mashhad Friday Prayer also stated that holding Palestinian Conference represents the efficient management as well as the power of the Islamic Republic; despite domestic problems including the dust and flood crisis.
BY: Reza Shafa
They say old habits die hard. In the case of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is certainly true. There are two seemingly unrelated events in the past few days; one renewing Khomeini’s fatwa (religious decree) for the head of Salman Rushdie dated back to February 1989 which forced the writer in to hiding fearing his life. The prize was raised just recently to 2.8 billion Tomans (roughly $300000) reminding everyone that IRGC means business. Ironically, the news was first published by Tasnim News Agency close to Quds Force (The Quds Force is a special forces unit of IRGC responsible for their extraterritorial operations. The Quds Force reports directly to the Supreme Leader of Iranian regime, Ali Khamenei. Its commander is Major General Qasem Soleimani). Tasnim also repeated the famous quotation from Khomeini: “I am afraid that in ten years time this decree would be set aside for diplomatic concerns”. The fatwa at the time created a fury around the world and some publisher of Rushdie’s book were subject of assassination attempts carried out mostly by fundamentals elements brained washed by Khomeini’s smoke screen to hide receiving a devastating final blow in the losing Iran-Iraq war.
NCRI - According to reports on February 21, Revolutionary Guards in ‘Iran Khodro Company’ beat up a fed-up worker who protested against not being paid and poor working conditions, so that he was taken to hospital by his colleagues with broken nose and teeth.
He later released a clip in this regard, saying: “My fellow Iranians! I’m fed-up. Not for being beaten up, but for the humiliation at the hands of the regime which me and thousands of other workers have to suffer.”