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Pollution killed 4,600 in Tehran last year, official admits

NCRI - Air pollution killed 4,600 residents of the Iranian capital Tehran in 2014, a regime official has admitted.

Rahmatollah Hafezi, chairman of Tehran City Council's Health and Environment Committee, told the state-run Tasnim news agency: "According to figures from the Ministry of Health, 4,600 Tehran residents died last year from diseases caused by air pollution.

Sheikh of Al-Azhar conditions his visit to Najaf to departure of Iraq from Iran

The International Az-Zaman daily reported that Dr. Mohammad Mahna, Advisor to the Sheikh of Al-Azhar, noted in his remarks to the paper that during the recent visit of the Iraqi Prime Minister to Cairo, he also met with the Sheikh of Al-Azhar.

In response to an invitation by the prime minister to visit Iraq and speak with the religious scholars in the Iraqi city of Najaf, Dr. Ahmed al-Tayyeb, the Sheikh of Al-Azhar, stated that such a visit has to be delayed until the departure of Iran from Iraq, the daily reported on January 17.

Iran - Photos: Mullahs destroy 6,000 satellite dishes for being ‘enemy of Islam’

NCRI - The Iranian regime has destroyed around 6,000 confiscated satellite dishes and receivers which it brands the 'enemy of Islam' in a ceremony in the city of Shiraz.

City officials attended the event, which was decorated with signs listing the 'negative effects' of the equipment which mullahs insist are the tools of ‘soft war’ against the regime.

Calls for urgent probe in suspicious death of Argentine prosecutor Nisman

A leading US lawmaker has called for an urgent independent investigation into the 'suspicious death' of Alberto Nisman, special prosecutor for the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association, who was found shot dead at his home in Buenos Aires on January 19.

Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen offered her 'sincere condolences' to the family and friends of Dr Nisman, who had been investigating Iran’s role in the 1994 terrorist attack against a Buenos Aires Jewish center.

West must evict 'genocidal' Iranian regime forces from Iraq: EIFA

The United States and European Union must act urgently to evict Iranian armed forces from Iraq to prevent the Middle East from turning into a 'quagmire of sectarian war', European Iraqi Freedom Association has urged.

Struan Stevenson, President of the European Iraqi Freedom Association, said as long as Iranian backed militias operate with impunity in Iraq, human rights violations will continue to rise across the region.

Iran: Basij protest calls for closure of French embassy in Tehran

A rally by members of the Iranian regime’s Basij paramilitary force called for the closure of the Embassy of France in Tehran on Monday.

According to witnesses, the rally did not succeed in gathering more than a few hundred people who chanted "Death to France".

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