NCRI - Making his address for Nowruz (the Iranian New Year) in Tirana, Albania, John Bolton, the former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. appeared on the stage and Speaking to members of the People's Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), the National Council of Resistance, and guests from Albania, France and United States, he expressed delight to be among the Iranian opposition members in the great country of Albania.
NCRI - March 20. 2017 - Senator Robert Torricelli spoke at the Grand Gathering of the Iranian Resistance and its supporters celebrating the Great Nowruz.
Senator Torricelli said in part that with Maryam Rajavi, Iranian people would have their freedom and the right to live a prosperous life.
NCRI - Making her address for Nowruz (the Iranian New Year) in Tirana, Albania, Maryam Rajavi said that the end of the Iranian regime was as inevitable as the passage from winter to spring.
Speaking to members of the People's Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI), the National Council of Resistance, and guests from Albania, France and United States, she reflected on 'the years of siege' from which the resistance had emerged and the multiple crises facing the regime.
The Iran nuclear deal signed in 2015 with major world powers requires Iran to adhere to limits regarding its stock of heavy water. The excess must be shipped abroad.
However, Iran is challenging the obligation to ship out any stock that exceeds the 130-tonne limit. This has raised concerns that there will be a confrontation with the Trump administration because the Islamic Republic is fast approaching the limit.
A Saudi official has said that the Trump administration has vowed to increase intelligence sharing with the kingdom regarding Iran. The top military general, Ahmed al-Asiri, also said that the United States is committed to increase defence cooperation against the Islamic Republic’s meddling in the region and against its proxies.
Brig. Gen. Ahmed al-Asiri is an adviser to the kingdom’s defence minister and a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition currently fighting rebels backed by Iran in Yemen.
On March 17, 2017.Office of the Spokesperson of the state department made the following announcement:
The Department of State has designated Ahmad Hasan Yusuf and Alsayed Murtadha Majeed Ramadhan Alawi as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons who have committed, or pose a serious risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States. As a consequence of these designations, U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions or dealings with Yusuf or Alawi, and all of Yusuf’s and Alawi’s property and interests in property subject to United States jurisdiction is frozen.
On March, 15, 2017 the Iranian Regime’s Ministry of Labor issued a statement, verifying that, workers receive less than one third of the figure of the poverty line per month.
The question, however, is why the minimum monthly wage this year was set in the final days of the year.
Unlike previous years in which the issue of setting the minimum monthly wage for workers was raised and discussed in state-run media, though sham, this year, however, the regime, who had made up its decision from long ago and was also concerned about workers’ opposing reactions, announced the minimum monthly wage only five days before new year, so that the workers are presented with a fait accompli and have no opportunity to protest.
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On March 9, 2017, Mr. McCaul submitted a resolution to the U.S. House of Representatives (for himself, Mr. Royce of California, Mr. Engel, Mrs. Comstock, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Keating, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Young of Alaska, and Ms. Judy Chu of California) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Condemning the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for the 1988 massacre of political prisoners and calling for justice for the victims.
On Friday, 17 March 2017, Al-Arabiya reported:
There was a light moment shared at the beginning of intense talks on Thursday when US Secretary of Defense James Mattis joked with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, reminding him of his failed assassination attempt in 2011 when he was ambassador in Washington.