On Sunday, November 17, 2019, General James Jones, the first National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and the former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, visited Ashraf-3, in Albania, home to the members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), and met and held talks with Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
Statements: Maryam Rajavi
Following the rise in gasoline prices, large crowd in KhorramShahr protest against the high prices- November 16, 2019
Protests spread to Iranian cities against gasoline price hikes
Friday evening, November 15, 2019, several Iranian cities were the scenes of protests against the tripling of gasoline prices.
Protests erupted in Ahvaz and many other cities in Khuzestan Province. The State Security Force attacked the protesting residents and broke the windshields of their vehicles. But young Ahvazis clashed with them and collectively sat down on the street, forcing them to retreat. They blocked the Mullah Thani Expressway while chanting, “Let go of Syria, think of us,” and “have no fear, we are all together.”
Subsequent to the tripling of gasoline prices, the impoverished people, enraged over the plundering of their resources by the mullahs’ corrupt regime, staged protests in many Iranian cities. The protests became more widespread Friday afternoon in different cities in the southwestern Khuzestan Province.
Residents in the cities of Ahvaz, Khorramshahr, Andimeshk, Dezful, Behbahan, and Mahshahr staged demonstrations, chanting anti-regime slogans and blocking the streets and highways by setting ablaze tires.
On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, workers at Arak Hepco Company continued their protest outside the company despite the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Special Riot units threatening them. This was the third consecutive day of their protests. The mullahs’ regime’s suppressive forces and riot units blocked all roads to the workers gathering stopping others from joining the protesters.