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Iranian-Americans rallied outside on Tuesday as Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with President Obama at the White House. The demonstrators used the opportunity to demand that the United States uphold its commitments to the safety and security of thousands of Iranian dissidents residing in Camp Liberty, Iraq.
Despite the steady rain, the protesters chanted and held placards urging Mr. al-Abadi to provide protection to some 2500 Liberty residents and to remove all restrictions, including limitations imposed on the residents’ access to proper medical treatment.
Executions: Highest figure in the past 12 years
Press Release by Friends of a Free Iran
We are very disturbed of the news of the increasing trend of executions in Iran.
Eight prisoners were hanged on Monday in the Central Prison in the city of Karaj. The prisoners in Gohardasht Prison and Central Prison in Karaj launched a protest on Sunday to save dozens of their cellmates who are on the verge of execution.
Inmates who are on the verge of execution include a number of young prisoners sentenced to death who were chanting in the July protest in Ghezelhesar Prison "We will not let you kill us anymore! We will not let you execute our cellmates!"
NCRI - On Tuesday, 14 April 2015, elements of the Governmental Committee tasked to suppress Ashraf and Liberty, including Colonel Sadeq Mohammed Kadhim and Major Ahmed Khozeir, brought a group of mullahs’ regime Intelligence Ministry (MOIS) and terrorist Qods Force agents to the base of the police company tasked to protect Camp Liberty in the camp under the pretext of families of PMOI in Liberty and began reconnaissance of camp’s vicinity. A few hours later, they were taken away. According to the information received by the resistance from inside Iran, the mercenaries are expected to be taken to Liberty in the ensuing days as well.
In an online conference, on Monday, a former senior US military commander in Iraq said Shiite militias in Iraq are getting their directions from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force.
Colonel Wesley Martin said that for the situation to improve in Iraq, the IRGC and its commander Qassem Soleimani should be evicted from the country.
In a direct challenge to the White House, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is to vote on a bill that would give Congress a chance to weigh in on any final nuclear agreement that can be reached with Iran.
The bill put forward by Senator Bob Corker, the panel's chairman, would give Congress a vote on any final nuclear agreement with Iran.
The US military expressed concern Monday after Russia lifted its ban on supplying its advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Iran.
Moscow blocked a previous planned delivery of the surface-to-air missiles to Tehran in 2010 after the United Nations slapped sanctions on Iran.
NCRI – The Iranian regime’s henchmen in Central Prison in the city of Karaj hanged eight prisoners on Monday. The victims had been sentenced to death for drug related offence.
The state-run media in Iran reporting the executions gave no other information on the victims.
A senior U.S. defense official says the U.S. knows that Iran is trying to supply Houthi rebels in Yemen with surface-to-air missiles, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
One of the biggest concerns for the U.S. and Saudi Arabia is the possibility that the Iranian regime might try to send surface-to-air missiles into Yemen so that Houthi fighters could challenge the operation Decisive Storm that began on March 13 to counter occupation of Yemen by forces funded and armed by the regime in Tehran.
Many US states are likely to stick with their own sanctions against the Iranian regime regardless of reaching a nuclear deal on curbing its nuclear program.
In more than half states in the U.S., the restrictions imposed against dealing with Iranian firms expire only if the Iranian regime is no longer designated to be supporting terrorism or if all US federal sanctions against Tehran are lifted.
Members of families and relatives of a group of sixteen prisoners on death row gathered outside Central Prison in city of Karaj on Sunday after they were informed that their loved ones have been transferred to solitary confinements to await their execution.
On Saturday, the Iranian regime's henchmen in Karaj’s Central Prison took away some 40 prisoners held in various sections for execution. Fearing protests and riots by their cellmate the prisoners were transferred to prisons in other cities including Qazvin.
The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, has criticized the Iranian regime’s record on women’s rights.
Ambassador Samantha Powers said: “In Iran, women are legally barred from holding some government positions, there are no laws against domestic violence, and adultery is punishable by stoning, making it wholly inappropriate that Iran assume a leadership role on women's rights and welfare at the UN."
The Iranian regime’s intelligence is conducting extensive activities in Egypt and other Arab countries, according to London-based Arabic-language Asharq Al-Awsat who made the revelation citing Arab security sources.
In their report, the Asharq Al-Awsat daily reported, on Thursday, that a member of the Iranian regime’s diplomatic staff in Egypt was expelled four years ago amid the 2011 "Arab Spring".
The Iranian regime‘s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and Lebanese Hezbollah are engaged in battles alongside Houthi rebels in Yemen, Arabic al-Mustaqbal newspaper reported on Saturday.
According to the daily, several members of Hezbollah have been killed since operation “Decisive Storm”, the coalition of Muslim countries led by Riyadh, began against the occupation of Yemen by forces funded and trained by the Iranian regime.
Iran News in Brief - 27 April 2015