Slogan of “Death to Khamenei; death to the principle of velayat-e faqih”; Khamenei's picture set ablaze
On Tuesday, March 14, Iranian people held Fire Festival ceremonies in various cities in the face of the mullahs’ regime; thereby symbolizing their loath for this suppressive and anti-Iranian regime. The following are parts of reports received from Iran.
NCRI - Iranian state media and officials are voicing concerns over how the regime has failed to prevent the Iranian people from celebrating end of the Iranian calendar year Fire Festivities.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has even issued a fatwa saying such celebrations are forbidden, yet to no avail. Last year he had said such celebrations have no place in sharia and people should refrain from taking part in these activities.
NCRI - As the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) agreed to grant Iranian citizenship to the mercenaries fighting in Syria, the Head of the Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans Affairs announced that granting citizenship to these people was ordered by the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei.
In an interview with the state-run Javan News on March 12th, Mohammad Ali Shahidi stated that Ali Khamenei in a meeting asked him to grant Iranian citizenship to Fatemiyoun Division forces. This division consists of Afghan mercenaries and Zainebiyoun Brigade includes Pakistani mercenaries residing in Iran and fighting to defend the Assad regime in Syria.
NCRI - Anwar Malik, former Syria rapporteur in the Arab League and a prominent politician and writer in the Arab World, had an interview with INTV describing Iran as the main element behind the rise of terrorism under the name of Islam.
“The solution is to expel this regime from the international community, and in parallel, recognize the Iranian Resistance as the Iranian people’s legitimate representative,” he said.
NCRI - On the verge of Iran’s presidential elections, former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivered a speech using strong remarks against President Hassan Rouhani.
“My silence will not continue… Our silence doesn’t mean we are neglecting issues. When the time comes there will be serious measures. Why doesn’t anybody say anything to them? Who made you so rude to talk like this?” he asked.
NCRI - Le Monde published a piece on Iran’s frozen $1.6 billion in Luxembourg banks.
Iran, facing numerous obstacles in its path to establish links with European banks, is angry of its revenue being blocked in such methods. A cat and mouse game and 10-year dispute pursued by a number of American lawyers against Iran’s Central Bank has now spread to Europe.
Maryam Rajavi's remarks at IWD roundtable discussion: Women in Leadership, the Experience of the Iranian Resistance
NCRI - The Iranian regime’s Intelligence Minister ‘Mahmoud Alavi’ said on Sunday March 12 that “an elections headquarter has been formed in the Ministry of Intelligence from long to ensure timely and preemptive measures will be taken against destructive and negative efforts during the election campaigns.”
According to state-run ISNA news agency, he warned that “those who are seeking to disturb the cyberspace with their destructive measures, will be dealt with.”
NCRI - Non-governmental banks and credit unions in Iran have seen their debts to the Central Bank increase in the past 10 months by $5.7 billion.
Numbers published on banks’ debts in the period of January 2017 show the debts of non-government banks and credit unions to Iran’s Central Bank have increased by 173.7% and reached $8.9 billion.
NCRI - Following the destruction of Iran’s missile production factory in Sudan by Israeli warplanes in 2012, Tehran went on to establish a new such factory in Lebanon.
A Revolutionary Guards commander has reportedly said Iran launched numerous arms factories in various parts of Lebanon and handed over control to Hezbollah three months ago, according to a report published Saturday in the al-Jarida daily.