Iran Uprising - No. 215
On the morning of Tuesday, October 16, a large group of retirees protested in front of the regime's program and budget organization in Tehran. Protesters from different provinces, including Fars and Kermanshah, have come to Tehran to demand raising their salaries in line with inflation and the poverty line, implementation of coordinated payment system, balancing their salaries, and paying their efficiency insurance premiums.
By Staff Writer
Back in July, police in Bavaria surrounded the rental van of an Iranian diplomat to Austria Assadollah Assadi, after he’d pulled over at a gas station. They even called in the bomb squad because they were worried that he was transporting explosives.
The reason is that Assadi had been under surveillance for quite some time as European authorities suspected that he was involved in a plot to bomb an Iranian dissident rally in Paris in late June, which had thankfully been foiled.
By Shahriar Kia
The Coordinating Council of Teachers Syndicates in Iran (CCTSI) called on teachers to hold sit-ins at their schools and to cancel planned lessons on 14th and 15th October. The organisation has said that the strike has become necessary because of the lack of action regarding the dispute with the Ministry of Education over pay and budget cuts.
By Staff Writer
US special envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, told reporters on Monday that the US still intends to cut Iran’s oil sales to zero by November 4 without having a negative impact on the oil market.
He said: “We are working with countries that are reducing their imports to ensure that this happens.”
By Mohammad Sadat Khansari
On September22nd, truck drivers in Iran announced a new wave of strikes. More than 250 truck drivers across almost 20 provinces have since been arrested. Those that are being held by Iranian authorities have been told that they will face harsh penalties with some being threatened with the death penalty.