NCRI - Yesterday, the speech by Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Chairman of the mullahs' Expediency Council, in Qom was disrupted when some members of the audience protested. He abruptly stopped his speech and left town without attending his scheduled meetings.
Statements: Iran protests
Government buildings torched, many arrested during uprisings in three northwestern Iranian provinces
NCRI - Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the Iranian Resistance's President-elect, hailed the popular uprising in East and West Azarbaijan and Zanjan provinces and described it as an expression of the nation's will for the overthrow of the clerical regime in Tehran. She called upon all Iranian people, specially the youth, to join the heroic popular uprising of the Azarbaijani people.
Khamenei, the clerical regime’s leader, at a gathering of Friday prayer leaders from across the country on Monday, expressed his full support for the regime’s president Ahmadinejad and said: “The government must be supported. In all honesty, the present government, in particular the president, is referred to and judged very unjustly in some comments. The indiscretions that occur cannot at all be the outcome of this government’s work.” Khamenei called the criticism and reviews in some newspapers about the present government unjust and said that any action or words that inflame the antagonisms of the election period should be seriously avoided.
NCRI, September 28 - In the past few weeks, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has appointed a number of Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) commanders to key posts in the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), the clerical regime's highest decision-making body.
At the time of spiraling inflation and skyrocketing prices, lack of wage increases, non-payment of wages, insurance deductions, absence of assistance, such as coupons, and no promotions have left millions of workers extremely vulnerable in the face of inflation and high prices.
Mrs. Rajavi underscored that the mullahs' election was faced with a major wave of popular protests before the vote, which caused unprecedented discord within the regime's leadership and inflicted a heavy blow to the mullahs on election day.