NCRI - The truth in Iran today is far from the official 12% unemployment rate
Statistical evidence does not support the claim of 700,000 jobs created from March 2015 to March 2016.
Each year an average of 1 million people enter Iran’s work force, according to the state-run Quds Online news agency. When we place these statistics alongside those who have lost their jobs due to deep economic recession and production units closing down in Iran, without a doubt we all think about one subject: the unemployment crisis!
NCRI - The Secretary and Former Spokesman of Mohammad Khatami's government, Abdollah Ramezanzadeh, affiliated with Hassan Rouhani, expressed concern over the regional and international isolation of the regime.
In an interview with the Iranian Diplomacy Website on March 10th, Abdollah Ramezanzadeh stated: “I am afraid of Russians. I don’t trust what they proclaim about their stance. First, the Russians do not have a long-term policy in the region, and since their economic situation is not stable, they change direction constantly to wherever they find some short term economic interests.
NCRI - In an interview with the Iranian Resistance Satellite TV channel on the press conference held by the National Council of Resistance’s representative office in Washington to introduce the newly published book ‘The Rise of Revolutionary Guards’ Financial Empire’, former Spokesman of the U.S. Department of State, ‘Ambassador Adam Ereli’ said: “the book shows that 50 percent of Iran’s GDP is in the hands of regime’s leader and the organizations under his control, primarily the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), which uses the government assets for financing of terrorism abroad and repression at home.”
Protesters: "We hate injustice", "teachers, students, nurses, workers, unity, and unity!”
On the morning of Sunday March 12, thousands of retirees in Tehran and other cities such as Mashhad, Sari, Tabriz, Orumiyeh, Rasht, Yazd, Khorram Abad, Qom and Ferdows protested against their living conditions. The protests were held in Tehran in front of the office of Rouhani, the regime’s President, in Pasteur Street, regime, and in other cities in front of the buildings of the Organization for retirees. The demonstrators called for the equalization of their pension with other workers, pension reforms and improving their livelihoods.
The war of words coming out of the Islamic Republic of Iran continues to intensify.
New video footage of Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan further demonstrates Iran’s hostile attitude and intentions towards America and its allies.
Speaking with Iran’s state-broadcaster, the Islamic Republic of Iran News Network, Dehghan discusses his government’s strategy when it comes to dealing with its “enemies” in the West.
Iran is testing President Trump: Here’s what he should do.
Harassment of U.S. Naval forces by Iranian forces in international waters of the Persian Gulf reveals that Iran’s leadership is prepared to test the new administration: on its publicly stated commitment to confront Iran when it fails to meet its obligations under the JCPOA (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), when it violates United Nations sanctions, or when it engages in destabilizing activities in the region. Raymond Tanter and Ed Stafford wrote in ‘The Hill’ on March 12, 2017 and the article continues as follows:
Should the Gulf Negotiate Iran or De Facto Aggressor: ‘The Revolutionary Guard’?
Iran’s elite revolutionary guard, an armed force intended to protect Tehran’s theocratic regime, has registered disruptive and intrusive activity in 14 regional states. The guards operations in Syria alone cost the cleric-led regime some $100 billion. Wrote Salman Al-Dossary, former editor in chief of Asharq – Al –Awsat on this newspaper on March 12, 2017. The article continues as follows:
NCRI - As hostilities increase over upcoming so-called presidential elections in Iran in May, officials and media linked to The Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei are lashing out at Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s faction over the failures of the Iran nuclear agreement in relieving the pressures of sanctions.
“The main questions are about the unfulfilled promises by the government, including all sanctions that were to be lifted on the first day of the JCPOA implementation. This has not only never materialized, but in fact dozens of sanctions have been added,” said Hossein Shariatmadari, Khamenei’s representative from the Keyhan daily.
NCRI - The Iranian opposition held a press conference in the UK Parliament on Tuesday to reveal details about the smuggling of arms and ammunition by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) through Iran’s southern docks to Gulf countries. These new revelations gained widespread coverage in international and Arabic media.
Al Akhbariya, Saudi Arabia, 8 March 2017
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) shed light on the widespread arms smuggling carried out by the IRGC, providing aerial images and documents proving the role of IRGC commanders in this regard.
A defiant Iran pokes the world in the eye
It has become an alarming and dangerous pattern: Provocations by Iran against many nations in the region, as well as the UK, the US and its allies. On March 4, US officials said several Iranian assault crafts came dangerously close to a US Navy ship, within 150 meters. A similar incident occurred two days earlier. Wrote Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, in the ‘Arab News’ on March 10, 2017. The article continues as follows: