- Published on Monday, 16 December 2013 21:19
At least ten prisoners have been executed in Iran in the past week, bringing the total put to death under new 'moderate' president Hassan Rouhani to more than 400 since July, and 600 since January.
- Published on Monday, 16 December 2013 21:15
December 7: The families of two political prisoners staged a protest outside the intelligence bureau in the city of Kamyaran to demand information on the status of their loved ones. During the demonstration they chanted slogans and insisted that either their children be released or the families be arrested.
- Published on Sunday, 15 December 2013 22:47
Amnesty International has launched a campaign for the release of two journalists from Iran's Kurdish minority jailed for criticising the regime.
Brothers Khosro and Masoud Kordpour were sentenced to six years and three and a half years respectively on November 10 for 'acting against national security' and 'spreading propaganda'.
- Published on Monday, 16 December 2013 21:07
Wall Street Journal - The U.S. Treasury Department said Monday it was sending a top sanctions official overseas to discuss, among other things, sanctions on Iran.
David Cohen, the Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, will head to Germany, the U.K., Turkey and Israel this week, Treasury said.
- Published on Sunday, 15 December 2013 22:37
A leading Iranian cleric based in the city of Qom followed by Iraqi militants linked to the Iranian regime has issued the first public religious edict permitting his followers to fight in Syria’s alongside the Syrian dictator Bashar Assad’s forces, Associated Press reported.
Kazim Al-Haeri, one of the mentors of Iraqi cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr, comes as thousands of Iraqi fighters play a major role in killing the Syrians who oppose Bashar Assad.
- Published on Monday, 16 December 2013 16:51
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union governments pledged on Monday to suspend some sanctions against Iran as soon as the UN nuclear watchdog verifies that Tehran has curbed its atomic work under last month's landmark agreement.
No date has been set for the deal between six world powers and Iran to take effect, and talks on implementing it ran into trouble last week after the United States expanded its sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
- Published on Sunday, 15 December 2013 14:46
NCRI - The Iranian regime hanged a man in the city of Qazvin on Sunday. He had been sentenced to death on drug related cahrges.
During the past eleven months over 600 have been executed in Iran. Over 400 of the executions have been carried out after Hassan Rouhani taken office.
- Published on Monday, 16 December 2013 16:32
The Iranian regime's State Security Forces arrested 123 people in Tehran early morning on Sunday.
The report claimed those arrested were thieves and blackmailers.
- Published on Sunday, 15 December 2013 14:15
The United Nations and the US must act to release the seven hostages taken by Iraqi forces at the bidding of Iran during the Camp Ashraf massacre, 80 Iraqi MPs have demanded in a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
The Baghdad lawmakers also condemned the massacre of 52 Iranian dissidents members of the People's Mohjahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) during the Ashraf atrocity and accused Iran of a 'destructive and uncontrollable' influence in Iraqi affairs.
- Published on Monday, 16 December 2013 11:39
NCRI - Inflation in Iran is set to soar to 70 per cent under the new budget being proposed by Hassan Rouhani's cabinet.
In an interview with state-run television on November 26, Hassan Rouhani admitted that country’s growth rate had slumped to 5 per cent, that national debt stood at 2,000,000 billion Rial, or $67 billion, but insisted that inflation would hit 35 per cent - much lower than other estimates.
- Published on Sunday, 15 December 2013 11:19
The Iranian regime has canceled a planned $500 million loan to Pakistan to build part of a pipeline to bring natural gas from Iran.
Deputy Oil Minister Ali Majedi said his regime has no obligation to finance the Pakistani side of the project and also doesn't have the money.
- Published on Sunday, 15 December 2013 23:02
TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran's feared secret police "assaulted" the wife and children of jailed evangelical Pastor Behnam Irani after they raided their home, a family supporter told BosNewsLife late Sunday, December 15.
"We received word from one of our sources that the Iranian secret police broke into the home of Kristina Irani, the wife of [the] imprisoned pastor," said well-informed Jason DeMars, who assists them with advocacy.
- Published on Sunday, 15 December 2013 11:02
Pakistan Prime Minister’s adviser on Security and Foreign Affairs warned the Iranian regime from supporting particular groups in Afghanistan, Pakistan Today reported.