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U.S. Economic Sanctions on Iran Are Essential If Iranian Lives Are to Improve

U.S. Economic Sanctions on Iran Are Essential If Iranian Lives Are to Improve

By Amir Taghati

All of the U.S. economic sanctions on Iran are now in place. When President Donald Trump announced that the United States would be exiting the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or 2015 Iran nuclear deal, he made it very clear that it was because the Iranian regime had failed to become more moderate and was as dangerous as ever.

Iranian Political Prisoner Dies After 60 Days on Hunger Strike

Iranian Political Prisoner Dies After 60 Days on Hunger Strike

By Staff Writer

Iranian political prisoner Vahid Sayadi Nasiri has died after 60 days on hunger strike in protest to the denial of his rights and the inhumane conditions he was kept in. Iran Human Rights Monitor (HRM) reported.

Sayadi Nasiri, who went on hunger strike on October 13, was being held with ordinary criminals on a high-security section in Qom Prison while awaiting trial and, according to his sister Elaheh, he wanted to be moved to Evin Prison and housed with political prisoners.

Iran Regime Terrified of Protests, Reveals Supreme Leader

Iran Regime Terrified of Protests, Reveals Supreme Leader

By Staff Writer

New warnings from Iran Regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei about increased unrest in 2019 shows that the Regime as a whole is scared of growing popular protests.

The state-run Tasnim News Agency reported that during a meeting with the families of the so-called “Shrine Defenders” who were killed in Syria and Iraq, Khamenei accused the US of planning to “create [disruption] and civil war with the help of sanctions and counter security measures” and “drag people on the streets” to protest in Iran.

Iran Regime Continues Quarrel Over FATF

Iran Regime Continues Quarrel Over FATF

By Staff Writer

The bill to join the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) was finally passed by the Iranian regime’s parliament on December 5th. The bill must now be sent to the Expediency Council for final approval.

Iran Regime’s New Budget Lacks Transparency

Iran Regime’s New Budget Lacks Transparency

By Shahriar Kia

At the beginning of the month, the cabinet of Iran regime’s President Hassan Rouhani approved the regime’s budget bill for the year March 2019 to March 2020. Certain parts of the budget have been released and many have described it as “unambitious”.

Estimates of oil income is noted to be 30 trillion tomans (around $7.15 billion) and the government projects that it will export 1.5 million barrels per day at a cost of $54 per barrel.

Shortage in Iran Increases

Shortage in Iran Increases

By Mahmoud Hakamian

Over the past couple of years, inflation has been on the increase in Iran. This has resulted in an increasing number of people slipping below the absolute poverty line. The problem is widespread and affects people in every single one of the country’s provinces.

The United Nations defines “absolute poverty” – also referred to as “extreme poverty” – as a condition in which a person does not have access to the most basic of amenities.

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