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US Sanctions Cause Panic Buying in Iran

US Sanctions Cause Panic Buying in Iran

By Staff Writer

The Iranian public has started panic buying tomato paste, a staple in their cuisine, which is a sign the renewed US sanctions are beginning to squeeze the economy.

While Iran makes its own paste from locally grown tomatoes, the Iranian currency’s 70% drop in value this year has meant that producers will make more money selling their products abroad, rather than domestically.

Criticism of Iran’s Practices at “World Day Against the Death Penalty” Conference in Paris

Criticism of Iran’s Practices at “World Day Against the Death Penalty” Conference in Paris

By Mahmoud Hakamian

The Mayor of the 5th District in Paris hosted a conference against the death penalty in Iran, which was organized by the Committee for the Support of Human Rights in Iran (CSDHI) on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 marking the World Day Against the Death Penalty. Speaking at the conference were mayors, politicians, and celebrities.

U.S. Threatens to Withhold Post-War Assistance to Syria Until Iran Regime Is Expelled

U.S. Threatens to Withhold Post-War Assistance to Syria Until Iran Regime Is Expelled

Mohammad Sadat Khansari

Earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States will not be giving Syria any post-war assistance with reconstruction efforts if Iran is still present. Speaking at an event on Wednesday, Pompeo said that the Trump administration remains dedicated to countering Iran’s malign actions in the region, describing Syria as a decisive battleground.

Iranian Regime Cannot Survive

Iranian Regime Cannot Survive

By Amir Taghati

As a response to the attack that took place in Iran during an Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) parade last month, Iran fired missiles bearing slogans threatening its enemies towards rebel areas in Syria. The missiles had slogans reading “Death to Al Saud” [the Saudi royal family], “Death to Israel” and “Death to America”. Iranian state television showed images of the missiles before they were fired.

Iran: Political Prisoners Fight Back Against Unfair Treatment

Iran: Political Prisoners Fight Back Against Unfair Treatment

Mahmoud Hakamian

October 10th marks the World Day Against the Death Penalty. In the first 6 months of this year, there have been 176 confirmed executions in Iranian prisons. Many of the prisoners who have been sentenced to death in Iran have committed crimes that do not warrant such a punishment. For example, many of the people that have been executed in the country were imprisoned for drug-related crimes.

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