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IRAN: 50 percent of graduates have no role in economy

An Iranian official announced that 50 percent of Iranian graduates stay at home. The unemployment rate of women in this sector was more than 30 percent. 5.7 million students and graduates of the country are inactive and have no role in production and economic added value.

In the most recent report on the state of the labor market and the unemployment of university graduates, Kourosh Parand, Deputy Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Welfare of the Iranian regime, said: "Right now, we have 5 million and 700 thousand students and graduates across the country who play no role in production and economic added value."


Ayah Allawi: Iran regime is negatively interfering in the region

In an interview with Al Jazeera, Iraqi Vice-president, Ayah Allawi, described the Iranian regime’s role in the region as a negative interference in the internal affairs of the countries in the Middle East.

Dr. Ayad Allawi, the leader of one of the largest Iraqi national fractions, stated on May 16: "National reconciliation is essential for the Iraqi society, but people like para-military forces do not want this reconciliation to happen. The forces are supported by countries in the region who intervene in Iraq and this regional interference plays a big role in Iraq's instability."


Iran has the most unsafe roads in the world, half a million people killed on roads

During a period of 20 years more than 400,000 people have lost their lives on Iranian roads. Last year alone, 17,000 people were killed and 300,000 injured as a result of driving accidents. The rate of road accidents in Iran has been 20 times the world average. Every 19 minutes one person is killed in a road accident.

State-run Mehr News Agency reported on May 18 that: "According to Statistics of the Coroner's office from 1994 to 2014 more than 400,000 people lost their lives in traffic accidents, and in the latest statistics of this organization in the past year about 17,000 deaths and 300,000 injured have been recorded as a result of car accidents."


IRAN: Worker arrested for protesting unpaid wages

Some one thousand workers from Safa Pipe Rolling Mill in the city of Saveh continue their strike, which began early May, demanding payment of 16 months unpaid insurance premiums and four months’ worth of late salaries.

The Iranian regime, rather than responding to their rightful demand, arrested a worker’s representative.

At 10 PM on May 16, security agents arrested him at his home on the charge of inciting workers of Safa Pipe Rolling Mill.


Iran: Border porters victimized

In the evening of May 10, the Iranian regime security forces in Mohammadabad, Iranshahr police station opened fire on a pickup truck carrying diesel fuel. The vehicle got on fire and its two passengers burned to death. The reason the pickup came under fire was for allegedly smuggling fuel.

In Sistan and Baluchistan Province, out of poverty and unemployment, people and in particular the youth earn a living by selling fuel or other commodities. This poor population passes through difficult passage ways in the cold of winter and the heat of summer in fear of being arrested or getting killed.

Similarly, early this week, four Baluchis were killed or injured as border guards from Nagour station on the Iran-Pakistan border opened fire on them. This heartbreaking tragedy is not limited to the southeastern border of the country.


Tunne Kelam: Stop attacks by the Iranian Government against humanitarian and social service organisations

Statement by Tunne Kelam, Member of European Parliament

When in 2013 the new President of Iran Hassan Rouhani was elected, he promised that he would stop the political oppression and will restore civil freedoms and rights to all ethnic and religious groups. Sadly, during the following almost two years, the opposite has taken place. Clamping down on civilians and minorities that are trying to retain their identity and dignity, has seen a dramatic increase. As for the executions, Iran notoriously ranks among the three leading countries of the world. The Government-sponsored policy of violent intolerance has reached a point that the regime has begun to shut down even charity organisations which provide help for the needy and sick co-citizens.


Fall of Iraqi city shows need for U.S. forces on ground: U.S. Senator McCain

The fall of the critically important Iraqi city Ramadi to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is a "terribly significant" event that shows the need for more U.S.
forces on the ground, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Monday.

"I think it's, unfortunately, terribly significant, capital of Anbar Province, the deaths of hundreds, the displacement of thousands and thousands," he said Monday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

"Not the 82nd Airborne, but we'll have to have more people on the ground and this is really serious, the fall of Ramadi," he said.


Bahrain protests against Khamenei statements

Bahrain's Foreign Ministry summoned Sunday an envoy of the Iranian regime to express its rejection of the recent statements made by the regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei.

During the meeting with Iranian Chargé d'Affaires to Bahrain Mohammad Reza Babaei, the ministry's Under-Secretary Abdulla Abdullatif said the statements "are not only unacceptable but also a blatant interference in the internal affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain."


IRAN: Officials reject inspections of military sites

A senior member of the Iranian regime’s parliament says no one will be allowed to inspect military sites and demanded that exception must be made in implementation of the Additional Protocol to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in a nuclear deal.

A number of officials of the Iranian regime have made similar comments after the remarks by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano on Tuesday saying that a nuclear agreement between Tehran and the P5+1 countries would give the agency’s experts the right to push for access to military sites in Iran.


Singapore slams Iran regime for firing warning shots at commercial ship

Singapore on Monday condemned the Iranian forces for firing warning shots in the Persian Gulf at a commercial ship registered in the Asian city-state, calling it a "serious violation of international law".

The Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) also urged Tehran to investigate Thursday's incident involving the Singapore-flagged Alpine Eternity which it said was in international waters, AFP reported


IRAN: Juvenile offender faces imminent execution

Amnesty International is urging the Iranian regime to halt the execution of a 24-year-old man is at imminent risk of execution, for a crime which took place while he was below 18 years of age.

Hamid Ahmadi, who has been convicted of fatally stabbing a man during a group fight that took place when he was 16 years old.


Iran: Smuggling of goods increases

Since Hassan Rouhani became the president of the clerical regime, import of goods smuggled into the country, compared to official imports, has increased dramatically.

This increase is a telling indicator that proves the fact that the regime has lost control of the country's economic situation more than ever.

Habibullah Haghighi, the head of "Headquarters of fighting smuggling of goods and currency" has said that while the total official import imports to the country was 50 billion dollars in 2014, imports of smuggled and non-customs goods reached 40% of this figure and amounted to about 20 billion dollars. (The website of " Headquarters of fighting smuggling of goods and currency ", May 11, 2015).


IRAN: Interview with NCRI representative in Nordic countries

Mr. Parviz Khazai, representative of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in Nordic countries, spoke about the Arabic and regional coalition against Iranian regime’s regional meddling with the Iranian Resistance television of Simay-e Azadi:

I believe this is a turning point in the contemporary history of this region since after so many years, countries in this region, and to a large extent the Western countries, learned that the principal threat is not Shia or Sunni axis, but a religious fascist regime ruled by Khomeini’s doctrine under the veneer of religion. This regime is suppressive, murderer, terrorist and expansionist and wishes to spread its dominion over the region. It is looking to make up for its domestic feebleness and bankruptcy by its activities abroad or the “export of revolution” as it calls it.


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