NCRI - The presence of counterfeit drugs in the Iranian market is not a phenomenon that has recently been discovered. But this time, the Iranian regime’s Director General for Drug Monitoring and Evaluation has spoken about behind the scene import and distribution of these false prescription drugs. Experts have previously warned about the side effects of taking these drugs.
NCRI - The Iranian regime’s Chief of the General command of the Armed Forces expressed his fear of the sanctions and blacklisting the Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a terrorist entity and resorted to empty threats against the U.S. forces in the region.
NCRI - A christian political prisoner called Ebrahim Fiouzi, in Gohardasht prison located in the city of Karaj, west of Tehran, went on hunger strike to protest the pressures on his fellow christian inmates.
He wrote in his letter:
NCRI - The state-run Mehr News on July 15, 2017, wrote, "The inactive population has reached over 61% in Iran."
Mehr News admitted that most of Iran's inactive population consists of young and educated people. The news reads, "The educated population is dissatisfied with the conditions of the job market. In fact, these people have stopped looking for a job due to despair or their struggle to find the right job has failed."
NCRI - The Kuwaiti daily newspaper, Al-Seyassah quoted one of the top Kuwaiti officials on Monday, reporting that 14 Kuwaiti citizens who had been convicted of forming a group linked to the Iran regime, succeeded to flee into Iran with high-speed boats. In fact, they escaped hours after the Kuwaiti Supreme Court convicted them of planning to attack the Kuwaiti government and sentenced them to long-term imprisonment. The members of this group were charged with importing and storing explosives, weapons, and ammunition and having illegal eavesdropping devices.
Shahin Gobadi, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran comments on the designation of 18 entities and individuals affiliated with the Iranian regime for their role in exporting terrorism and in the drive to proliferate ballistic missiles and underscores that todays’ measure has to be complimented by designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist entity.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), who serves as a government-in-exile, have assessed that US policy on Iran must change.
Ali Safavi, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the NCRI, wrote an op-ed for The Hill that it is time for a “serious and comprehensive” makeover on US policy towards Iran.
NCRI - While ISIS’s gruesome activities have engrossed the Western news media, with horrific beheadings, stabbings, vehicular homicides, shootings, and bombings, perpetrated in both Europe and the United States, a more dangerous terror threat, Iran’s IRGC, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, is being overlooked.
NCRI - On Saturday, Ed Royce, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman, criticized the Iran nuclear deal, just days before President Trump will decide whether or not Tehran is complying with it. Royce said, “The Iranian regime has accelerated its illicit ballistic missile program, and there have been multiple reports of Iran not living up to the agreement. Just this past week, we learned German intelligence caught Iran trying to buy illegal nuclear weapons technology.” He added, “If Iran has not materially breached the agreement, it’s only because the JCPOA is so deeply flawed. It allowed Iran to keep thousands of nuclear centrifuges spinning and, even without cheating, keep a path to a nuclear weapon.”
NCRI - The potential for a famine of significant proportions is building in Yemen. Efforts to constrain Houthi activities and Iranian weapons smuggling in the Red Sea are acting as a blockade. They slow the flow of food, medicine, and fuel into Yemen, and deter some shippers from sending their vessels into Yemeni ports. Yemen imports 90 percent of its food, and many experts warn that this may ultimately cut off what food is currently trickling in, triggering it into famine.
NCRI - The price of red meat in Iran is still fluctuating between 40 to 50 thousand Toman per kilogram (~$15) and the result is that the middle-to-lower stratum of society removes or replaces this basic food from their table.
The state-run Fars news agency affiliated to IRGC announced the news on 16 July 2017 and added that the price per kilogram of hot sheep meat is between 41 to 43 thousand Toman.
NCRI - The Secretary of Iran's Filtering Committee announced the discovery of 40 thousand Telegram channels working against the regime; stating that 8 thousand of them have not been blocked yet.
According to the state-run Mehr News, Abdulsamad Khoramabadi in an interview with the Deputy Minister of Communication, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi talked of the state of cyberspace and the filtering policy on social networks. He stated that more than 30% of the criminal channels are actively against the national security of the country.