The Iranian regime claims it has built a third underground ballistic missile production factory and will keep developing its missile program.
The announcement was made by the Fars news agency, affiliated to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), which quoted a senior IRGC commander.
Cracks are showing within the Iranian regime, and the sham elections held last week exposed the growing divisions within the ruling elite, former European lawmaker Struan Stevenson wrote on Thursday for the United Press International.
In his op-ed for the UPI, Mr. Stevenson pointed out that the Iranian people have suffered persecution and repression at the hands of the turbaned tyrants in Tehran for the past 38 years. “The decline and fall of the Islamic Republic of Iran is a spectacle eagerly awaited by 80 million impoverished Iranians and by a world frustrated by decades of threats, terrorism and proxy wars,” he wrote.
The United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee backed legislation on Thursday that would impose new sanctions on Iran's regime over its ballistic missile development, support for Islamist militant groups, weapons transfers and human rights violations.
The vote was 18-3 in favor of the legislation, paving the way for its consideration by the full Senate, Reuters reported.
NCRI - Only three weeks after the Yurt Azadshahr mine explosion in the city of Gorgan, northern Iran, that left 44 miners killed, we have heard news about another explosion in the Steel Industry Factory of Boyer Ahmad, southern Iran. These workers have not received their paychecks for the past 8 or 9 months, and even the money for their safety clothes have been plundered.
An explosion at 2:45 am on Monday, May 22nd shook this factory and 66 workers suffered burns. They were transferred to the cities of Shiraz and Isfahan as ten suffered serious burns.
NCRI - Following the recent Riyadh conference a new military forces has been established with 34,000 troops to fight terrorism in Syria and Iraq.
“The idea of establishing this army was in the making, yet it had never become practical. The goal is to defeat terrorism and ISIS, and filling the void afterwards. Currently, there are many Iraqi forces filling in the void after ISIS. But they are Hashid al-Shabi (Popular Mobilization Units) proxies, nearing 100,000 in numbers and they are religiously motivated. They are completely associated to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and IRGC commanders are taking part in their military and PMU attacks. The countries in this coalition have expressed their enmity against Iran, sectarianism and this regime’s arms in Iraq,” said Mohamed Mojahed Azziyat, a member of the Egyptian Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee, in an interview with Sky News Arabic on Wednesday.
NCRI - Ahmad Sehat Ghol, a director in Iran’s Islamic Media Organization, considered the fact that “ten Iranian provinces violated hijab red lines” as an “alarm bell” for the Iranian regime.
“If we review the charts on the situation of hijab across the country, there are 10 provinces that have crossed the red line in this regard,” he said to the semi-official Tasnim news agency on Wednesday.
NCRI - The interactions during Iranian regime presidential election show are a turning point in the developments taking place within the regime and the overall political situation of Iran.
It seems that three components have played a part in forming this situation:
The first one is the confrontation between regime’s rival factions, reaching record highs in the last two weeks leading to the Election Day. Such degree of conflicts is probably unprecedented since June 19, 1981.
After Iran’s Interior Ministry claimed 41 million voters took to the polls in last Friday’s presidential election, President Hassan Rouhani in his May 22 press conference went one step further in claiming 45 million casted their ballots. Ever since, various cases of fraud, vote rigging and embarrassing measures to portray the polling stations as very crowded have caused even more embarrassment for this façade.
Interview with Mohammad Mohaddessin, Chairman of the NCRI Foreign Affairs Committee on the recent sham presidential election in Iran.
NCRI - The sham presidential election in Iran came to an end but the conflict and rift at the top of the clerical regime did not. The following interview examines the most pressing issues at stake in this ‘election’ and the outlook for future events.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that his department is reviewing licenses for Boeing Co and Airbus to sell aircraft to Iran, telling lawmakers he will increase sanctions pressure on the regimes in Iran, Syria and North Korea, Reuters reported.
"We will use everything within our power to put additional sanctions on Iran, Syria and North Korea to protect American lives," Mnuchin said in testimony to the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee. "I can assure you that's a big focus of mine and I discuss it with the president."