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Iran: 12 prisoner hanged in 5 cities

NCRI - At least a dozen prisoners have been hanged in prisons across Iran since Sunday. Since the beginning of the New Year, 36 prisoners have been executed.

A group five prisoners were hanged in the main prison in the city of Arak (central Iran) on Wednesday, while another prisoner was executed in the main prison in the city of Sari (northern Iran), according to reports received from Iran.

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Maryam Rajavi praised for ‘courageous opposition’ to Iran regime state terrorism

The former head of France's domestic intelligence agency has praised Iranian Resistance leader Maryam Rajavi for her courageous stance against the state-sponsored terrorism perpetrated by Iran.

State terrorism was the most dangerous form of its kind, and used by the regime in Tehran to wage violence outside its borders, Yves Bonnet told a conference in Paris.

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US must halt appeasement to ‘tyrannical’ Iranian regime, Senator Cotton demands

The United States must cease all appeasement towards the 'tyrannical' Iranian regime which is the world's greatest state-sponsor of terrorism, US Senator Tom Cotton has demanded.

Republican Tom Cotton said America should begin with 'immediate and crippling sanctions' in place of 'sham nuclear negotiations' to make the US military threat more credible.

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‘Iraq could become a quagmire for Iranian regime'

The Iranian regime is providing Iraq with up to $10 billion worth of weapons to fight Islamic State terrorists - as a pretext for extending its meddling in its neighbour's affairs, Mr. Abdulrahman Al-Rashed says.

But Iraq will come to resent the regime's influence when it finds it is forced to yield to Tehran's domination over their internal politics, Abdulrahman Al-Rashed, general manager of Al-Arabiya television, predicted.

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Iran: Regime leaders silence on Charlie Hebdo tragedy

Following reports on the massacre of caricaturists and journalists at Charlie Hebdo, the world of Islam reacted resolutely and vocally distanced Islam from this heinous slaughter.

From the Al-Azhar Society to the Arab League and from Turkey to Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Pakistan, the most important Sunni Muslim centers strongly condemned the attack.

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Return Camp Liberty residents’ personal weapons for self-defence, NGO demands

Iranian dissidents in Camp Liberty should have their personal protection weapons returned to them for self-defence following serious threats and attacks as the Iranian regime’s intervention in Iraq grows, the International Committee in Search of Justice (ISJ) has demanded.

Threats against the camp near Baghdad airport have escalated on a daily basis and the West must now act urgently to protect them, ISJ President Alejo Vidal-Quadras said.

He wrote in a statement: "Following serious terrorist threats by the Qods Force and the extremely slow resettlement of the residents, their personal protection weapons should be returned for self-defence.

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Ex-French official blames Iranian regime for extremism that triggered Paris attacks

The Iranian regime has inspired the religious fundamentalism that has contributed to the rise of Islamic State terrorists and lead to the massacre in Paris last week, former advisor to French Foreign Minister has told a conference in France.

Mrs Rama Yade, former advisor to French Foreign Minister on Human Rights, branded the barbaric attacks in Paris as the work of 'psychopaths and extremists' and said the West must not compromise in its dealings with the Iranian regime.

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Iranian Mullahs threaten France: Charlie Hebdo will happen again

Putting the onus on others is the special knack the mullahs ruling Iran have. The Iranian people though are well familiar with these deceptions.

The mullahs have executed 120,000 political dissidents, but to escape accountability, they point the finger at the opposition and place the blame on the opposition itself.

Time and again they have massacred members of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), the main opposition to the Iranian government, through their proxy government in Iraq. However, they claim that the massacres have been internal purges within the opposition.

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Iran orders removal of photos of Sunnis and Shi'ites praying separately in Islamic Unity Conference

NCRI - Iran's mullahs have ordered 'scandalous' photos of Sunnis and Shi'ites praying separately in two groups in the same mosque to be removed from websites in the regime.

The images were taken during the recent 'Islamic Unity Conference' held in Tehran and first published on a state approved website.

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Iran: Three more prisoners to be hanged in Kerman

The authorities in the main prison in the southern city of Kerman have transferred three men to isolation to await their execution on Sunday.

The three prisoners who have been sentenced to death allegedly for drug related offences have been identified as Karim Alizehi, Hossan Rahimyar, and Ghader Alizehi.

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Iran: Regime forecasts 9 billion budget deficit in current fiscal year

The government of Hassan Rouhani predicts a budget deficit of 9 billion dollars for the remaining months of the fiscal year ending March 20.

The Chairman of the Management Planning organization, Mohammad Bagher Nobakht, said on Wednesday: “Our prediction is that, by the end of the year, there will be lack of achieving of 9 billion dollars income however we run the country.”

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Iran - Decline in oil revenues, rising inflation and unemployment

NCRI - While the downward trend in oil prices on the world markets continues, experts unanimously say that this will aggravate the economic crisis in Iran. The main consequences of this crisis are: rising inflation rising, unemployment and weakening of the Iranian rial.

Last year, the price of crude oil on world markets exceeded $100 a barrel. Oil prices began to drop last summer, and since the beginning of January this year it fell below the level of 50 dollars per barrel.The government Hassan Rouhani planned the budget for the next Iranian year (March 2015-March 2016) which is based on a forecast of oil prices of 72 dollars a barrel.

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Iran: Political prisoners condemn Paris terror attacks

A large number of political prisoners in Gohardasht prison in the city of Karaj, Iran, released a statement condemning the terrorist acts of the last few days in France, and expressed their sympathy with French people, especially the victims.

The prisoners said the “fundamentalist terrorists’ war against innocent people” and democratic values were brought from the region into the streets of Paris against French citizens.”

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       Islamic Fundamentalism and Iran

Islamic Fundamentalism, which may manifest itself on the streets of France or Yemen and Syria, and its victims may be diverse, but it is a single issue confronting the globe. It may appear random or unplanned but it is in fact shrewdly promoted and sustained by a regime, which relies on the phenomenon for its very survival. 

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