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Iran ”threatening Saudi Arabia” as nuclear talks continue

Iran has been makes threats to its neighbour Saudi Arabia as it continues its talks with the West over its nuclear program, a leading Arab journalist has warned.

Abdulrahman al-Rashed, former General Manager of the Al Arabiya News Channel, said the regime was constantly increasing tension in the region and continues to defy UN Security Council resolutions as the negotiations continue.

IRAN: Mullahs sending Afghan immigrants to fight in Syria

The Iranian reigme has started sending undocumented Afghan immigrants to Syria to serve as frontline fighters alongside Syrian dictator Bashar Assad's struggling troops.

The Afghans are almost all Shiite Muslims from the Hazara ethnic group who were living as illegal immigrants in Iran until they were rounded up by the regime's Revolutionary Guard.

They were given the choice of either fighting in Syria or going to jail, according to German magazine Der Spiegel.

The magazine has estimated that at least 700 Afghans have now been killed in fighting around Aleppo and Damascus alone.

Amnesty pleads for life of Iran prisoner of conscience

Amnesty International has issued an urgent appeal to save the life of Iranian prisoner of conscience Mohammed Ali Taheri, who is facing execution in the regime for insulting Islam by forming his own religious group.

Mr Taheri was arrested in May 2011 and jailed for five years by the Revolutionary Court in Tehran for 'spreading corruption on earth'.

He was also sentenced in a separate trial to five years behind bars, a 315,000 dollars fine and 74 lashes for 'insulting Islamic sanctities', 'committing a religiously forbidden act', which included touching 'non-relatives of the opposite sex', 'unlawful involvement in the medical treatment of patients' and publishing 'misleading writings'.

US Congress Overwhelmingly Passes Iran Nuclear Review Bill

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation Thursday assuring lawmakers have the right to review, and perhaps reject, any nuclear deal that President Barack Obama reaches with Iran.

The measure, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 400 to 25. Only six Democrats and 19 Republican disagreed.

One week after the bill cleared the Senate, now goes to the White House, with Obama signaling he will sign it.

IRAN: MOIS dispatches torturers to western cities following anti-regime protests

Call for immediate action to secure the release of arrestees in the Mahabad uprising

NCRI - The Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) has dispatched a group of henchmen to torture and interrogate those arrested in last week during anti-regime protests.

The interrogators sent to prisons in a numbers of cities in coordination with the MOIS offices in Kurdistan and Western Azerbaijan province.

IRAN: Seven prisoners hanged in Shiraz

In a prison in the southern city of Shiraz, Iranian regime’s henchmen secretly hanged seven prisoners on Sunday and Tuesday. The executions took place in Adelabad Prison of Shiraz in two groups of three and four prisoners. The identity of none of the prisoners is known and no source or official of the Iranian regime has announced the executions.

In the past several days, several executions have been carried out in a number of cities, including Qazvin where one man was executed and in the central prison of Mashhad where a young man was hanged. Moreover, six inmates were hanged in the Orumiyeh prison on May 6.

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