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Iran: 30% increase in bread prices worsens inflation and poverty

NCRI - The government of Hassan Rouhani has increased the price of bread, the main nourishment for the vast majority of the Iranian people, by 30 to 40 percent.

The price increase comes only days after the Iranian regime failed to reach and a comprehensive deal with the six world powers to end its nuclear weapons program that has cost the Iranian people hundreds of billions of dollars.

Iran: Prisoners protesting executions go on hunger strike at Gezel Hesar

NCRI - Inmates in Iran's Gezel Hesar prison have gone on hunger strike in protest at the hanging of dozens of cell mates in recent weeks.

More than 40 prisoners in section 2 of the prison have been transferred to solitary confinement to await their execution.

Persian Gulf states launch joint command to counter Iranian regime & ISIS

Persian Gulf states are launching a joint military command, based in Saudi Arabia, to counter threats from the Iranian regime and extremist groups, Bahrain’s foreign minister says.

Sheikh Khalid al-Khalifa told the Financial Times that the joint command force, which analysts say will eventually have several hundred thousand soldiers under its control, will begin military operations after a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit, due to take place later this month in Qatar.

More than 1200 Iraqi killed in violence in November, UN says

The United Nations states that more than 1,200 Iraqis were killed by acts of terrorism and violence in November.

According to the U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq, a total of 1,232 Iraqis were killed and 2,434 injured in terrorist attacks and violence across Iraq in November.

Iran: Juvenile offender hanged

NCRI - A youth has been hanged in Iran after being held in prison since his arrest at the age of 14 for accidentally killing a friend, according to information received from Iran.

The execution of Rahim Nosrallahzadeh in prison in the city of Tabriz is the latest in a surge in hangings in the regime under so-called moderate Hassan Rouhani.

Iranian Resistance calls to save life of Kurdish political prisoner

NCRI - A hunger-striking Kurdish political prisoner has been transferred from Orumieh prison to prison in the city of Mahabad. This could be a threat to his life.

Mansour Arvand is charged with 'moharebeh' - meaning enmity against God - and his death sentence was recently upheld by the regime’s Supreme Court.

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