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Iranian regime cash crisis as oil price plunges

NCRI - The Iranian regime is facing a deepening financial crisis as the price of crude oil plunges on international markets.

The regime's budget deficit was reported by the state-run Ebtekar daily newspaper on November 8 issue as totalling 1.5 billion dollars. But economists believe the true figure is much higher.


Legal threats to women in Iran for singing and playing music

NCRI - Women in Iran are being threatened with legal action for singing or playing music in the latest clampdown on civil liberties within the religious dictatorship.

A group of members of parliament in Iran have called for tougher action against women flouting the law.


Iranian regime to block Instagram

A body tasked with policing the Internet in Iran laid down a two-month deadline Tuesday for Iran's government to regularise the use of Instagram or access to the site would be blocked.

The Iranian regime’s authorities regularly block Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites while many officials of the regime use them.


Iranian-British woman held for ‘links with foreigners,’ official says

NCRI - The Iranian regime’s judiciary said Tuesday an Iranian-British woman arrested in June after trying to attend a men’s volleyball match was being held for security reasons and over “links with foreigners”.

Ghocheh Gahavmi was arrested for having “acted against the security of the country and for links with foreigners”, Hadi Sadeghi, deputy chief of the judiciary’s cultural affairs department, said Tuesday.


Germany: Iran nuclear talks reach ‘make-or-break’ point

The West is facing a “make-or-break moment” to reach a deal with the Iranian regime regarding nuclear talks, German’s foreign minister said on Tuesday after two days of high-level negotiations in the Oman capital failed to reach a breakthrough.

Germany, the U.S. and four other world powers have spent years addressing concerns over the clerical regime’s nuclear ambitions. However, two days of tough talks ending on Monday failed to make major headway towards a final deal.


Iran to ban anonymous Internet users from the web in latest online crackdown

NCRI – The Iranian regime is set to block Internet access to all 'unidentified users' in the latest crackdown on web freedom in the regime.

Deputy Information and Communication Technology Minister Nasrullah Jahangardi said on Monday: "The identity of everyone accessing a network must be known and anonymous users will be blocked.


World Medical Association Concerned Over Iranians in Camp Liberty, Iraq

The World Medical Association has expressed its extreme concern about "worrying health conditions" of the Iranian dissidents in Camp Liberty, Iraq, and has called on Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to take immediate action to ensure the camp’s residents full access to adequate health care facilities.

The Paris based WMA which is in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) and was founded in 1947 endeavors to achieve the highest international standards in preserving medical ethics, and health care for all people in the world.


Ex-Tehran University chancellor: Iranian regime is godfather of groups such as Islamic State

NCRI - The first Tehran University chancellor after the downfall of the monarchy in Iran and a former political prisoner has spoken about the tortures he witnessed while incarcerated in various prisons in Iran and described the Iranian regime as the godfather of groups such as Islamic State (ISIS).

Dr. Mohammad Maleki, 80, who is barred from leaving the country, likened the Islamic State to the ‘Islamic Republic of Iran’ i.e. the Iranian regime.


Iran nuclear talks continue for second day in Oman capital

The United States, the European Union and the Iranian regime began an unscheduled second day of nuclear talks on Monday over disagreements blocking a final deal from being reached regarding the curbing of the Tehran regime’s nuclear activities, according to U.S. and Iranian officials.

The Iranian regime’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and EU envoy Catherine Ashton continued talks in Oman's capital, Muscat, to put verifiable limits on Iran’s uranium enrichment work - and any other potential path to a nuclear weapon - in return for a gradual lifting of sanctions.


Volleyball federation sanctions Iran for barring women fans

The International Federation of Volleyball (FIVB) sanctioned Iran on Sunday from hosting international events for as long as women are not allowed to watch games.

The announcement from FIVB comes a week after a British-Iranian woman was jailed for five months after being arrested in Tehran for trying to attend a volleyball match.


Obama warns ‘big gap’ remains in Iran nuclear talks

The United States and the Iranian regime held high-level talks in Oman on Sunday ahead of a looming deadline for a nuclear deal, but U.S. President Barack Obama warned that a "big gap" remained.

US Secretary of State John Kerry met the Iranian regime’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Muscat, the Oman capital, about the long-running nuclear negotiations.


Iran: New law charges Basij force with enforcing dress code

NCRI – The Iranian regime’s parliament approved a bill on Sunday officially putting the members of the Basij paramilitary force in charge of enforcing dress code in Iran and harassing and repressing women and youth in public under the pretext of “Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice”.

Article 19 of the bill approved states that members of the Basij Organization are required to verbally ‘promote virtue and prevent vice’.


Iran: Newly appointed IRIB head is blacklisted in EU for human rights violations

NCRI - The Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, has appointed Mohammad Sarafraz as the new head of the state broadcasting service (IRIB). Sarafraz is on the European blacklist of figures blamed for human rights violations in Iran.

Sarafraz, a member of the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) is listed by the EU because of his cooperation with the Iranian regime’s intelligence services and prosecutors to broadcast forced confessions of detainees.


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