NCRI - With only day remaining until the Iranian regime holds its sham presidential election, the candidates are traveling to different cities attacking and uncovering each other’s secrets.
Mohammad-Bagher Qalibaf, who quit the race on Monday, earlier made allegations of abuse of land acquisition against the regime’s incumbent president Hassan Rouhani and Ishaq Jahangiri, his vice-president. Ebrahim Raisi, speaking in the city of Sari, claimed that money owed to banks by two large debtors is currently costing half a million jobs.
Giulio Terzi, a former Foreign Minister of Italy, is urging Western policymakers to note the growing signs of popular indifference toward the sham presidential election in Iran and the calls for boycott against the regime’s parody of democracy.
In an article for Newsweek on Monday, Mr. Terzi pointed out that major changes appear to be underway in Western policy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran.
NCRI - The mother of a young woman who was executed by the Iranian Regime for killing a rapist, will not vote in the Iranian regime’s sham presidential election.
Reyhaneh Jabbari was only 19 when she killed an intelligence officer, who tried to rape her, in self-defence, in 2007, but the Regime didn’t care about her reasoning or her age or even give her a fair trial.
NCRI - In an article on the consequences of the feud between the different factions of the regime during the Presidential elections, the state run daily, Javan, run by the IRGC wrote:
“Statements made in this election by some of the candidates, have been unprecedented and at times undermine the entire regime.” Rouhani stated in Hamedan “Those who only knew execution and prison in the last 38 years, the people don’t want you” or in Urumyeh he accused his opponents of cutting tongues and sewing lips. In Ghazvin he went further to state not voting for him would be synonymous to the start of war and imprisonment of Iran, and also tried to place the Sunnis up against the regime.
NCRI - According to Sky News on May 12, 2017 ousted Yemeni president Ali-Abdullah Saleh has ordered his affiliated media to publicly reveal Houthi militia’s leader Abdulmalik al-Houthi’s dependence to Iranian regime in Yemen. This action has taken by Ali-Abdullah Saleh after revealed reports of a plot to assassinate him by the Houthis.
NCRI - The Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and state-run radio and television channels on May 8, 10 and 13 published numerous reports claiming that a number of youth and students supporting the Iranian opposition movement, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), have been arrested in the course of the so-called presidential election in Iran.
NCRI - An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 on Richter scale took place in Bojnoord (northeastern Iran) on Saturday 13 May, killed three. The epicenter of this earthquake has been reported "Pishqaleh" in North Khorasan. Since the report of this earthquake, 26 aftershocks with intensities of 1.0-2.8 on the Richter scale has shaken Bojnoord. Head of regime’s Disaster Management and Emergency Response in North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences said: The number of victims of Saturday's earthquake in the province has risen to 400.
NCRI - Expressing her view on the sham presidential elections in Iran, political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared has sent out a letter from prison. Ms. Akbari has been in prison since December 2009 with a 15-year sentence to serve in prison.
She writes in her letter:
The ruling regime senses the end of its rule and is terrified like a bull that is being slaughtered.
NCRI - Despite all the restrictions on internet in Iran, in the run up to sham presidential elections, Iranian youth have found ways to circumvent these restrictions and social networks are filled with remarks questioning the integrity of the elections. This has angered the regime officials who continually express anxiety about it. Almost no day passes by without giving notices and warnings in this regard and large-scale arrest of social network managers are widely reported.
NCRI - Qais al-Khazali, leader of the Iraqi terrorist group Asa’ib, has explicitly said that Iranian regime-backed militias are seeking to dominate Iraq and Syria.
According to Alarabiya Farsi website, the video clip of al-Khazali’s comments has been released in Facebook as well as other social networks.
According to the video, Khazali has claimed that the militias will set up a Shia moon rather than just a Shia Crescent.