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Iran News in Brief – January 14, 2021

Tahran, tha capital of Iran - Iran's Health Ministry: If serious action is not taken to reduce air pollution, there will be an "unfortunate incident" in Tehran
Tahran, tha capital of Iran – Iran’s Health Ministry: If serious action is not taken to reduce air pollution, there will be an “unfortunate incident” in Tehran

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UPDATE: 6:30 PM CET

Our commitments, Maryam Rajavi’s speeches to the Free Iran Global Summit and to the plenary session of the NCRI is published

This book includes the Speeches by Maryam Rajavi to the 3-day Free Iran Global Summit and to the plenary session of the National Council of Resistance of Iran July 2020

This is about the people and the resistance of Iran.

The Free Iran Global Summit 2020 was held from July 17 to 20 at Ashraf 3, in Albania. This “largest online international event” connected Iranians at 30,000 locations in Iran and in more than 100 countries to the seat of the Iranian Resistance in Ashraf 3

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ZDNet: Iranian cyberspies behind major Christmas SMS spear-phishing campaign

Iranian hackers managed to successfully hide URLs to phishing sites behind legitimate google.com links.

An Iranian cyber-espionage group known as Charming Kitten (APT35 or Phosphorus) has used the recent winter holiday break to attack targets from all over the world using a very sophisticated spear-phishing campaign that involved not only email attacks but also SMS messages.

“Charming Kitten has taken full advantage of this timing to execute its new campaign to maximum effect,” said CERTFA, a cybersecurity organization specialized in tracking Iranian operations.

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Al Arabiya: US Senator Graham says Iran ‘safe haven’ for al-Qaeda, ‘architects of September 11’

Republican US Senator Lindsey Graham said Iran has become a “safe haven” for al-Qaeda terrorist group and its regime was the “architect” of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

“The Iranian regime is the largest state sponsor of terrorism and they have become a safe haven for al-Qaeda, the architects of 9/11,” Graham said on Twitter.


Blackouts reported in Kermanshah, western Iran, today


UPDATE: 9:30 AM CET

Iran: Coronavirus death toll in 478 cities had exceeded 201,100

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on January 13, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 478 cities across Iran had surpassed 201,100. The number of victims in Tehran is 49,101, Khorasan Razavi 13,665, Isfahan 12,610, Lorestan 8,153, Mazandaran 7,862, Qom 7,835, East Azerbaijan 7,668, West Azerbaijan 7,423, Gilan 7,116, Golestan 5,045, Kerman 4,437, Yazd 3,622, North Khorasan 3,093, and Hormozgan 2,105.

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No information on Golrokh Iraee after more than a month of interrogation

More than a month since the forcible transfer of political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee to Ward 2A of Evin Prison, there is still no information available on her conditions.

One of the notorious interrogators of the IRGC Intelligence told her family that they are not allowed to inform the media on the conditions of their daughter.

Political prisoner Arash Sadeghi, Golorkh’s husband, who is detained in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj, sent out an open letter on January 13, 2021. In part of this letter, he said: “Last week, my mother-in-law suffered a heart stroke and was hospitalized after she learned about beating of her daughter with batons and stun guns.

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Iranians Continue Protests; at Least Five Rallies and Strikes on January 12

On January 12, Iranian citizens continued their protests against the regime’s plundering and profiteering policies through five rallies in various cities. Medical staff, greenspace workers, preschool educators, and contract forces organized these protests.

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Iranians Continue Protests; at Least Four Rallies and Strikes on January 12


Iran’s Health Ministry: If serious action is not taken to reduce air pollution, there will be an “unfortunate incident” in Tehran


Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order (EIKO), A Pillar of Khamenei’s Economic Empire in Iran, is black listed by US

This article is a part of a series of posts about the Iranian supreme leader “Ali Khamenei’s Economic Empire” that explores the real scope of national resources seized by Khamenei-affiliated companies when Iran is in severe need to counter natural and manmade crises like the novel coronavirus.

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The Role of Astan-e Quds Razavi, a Key “Religious Foundation”, in Iranian Regime’s Terrorism, Extremist Policies, And Recruitment of Western Spies

The US Treasury’s OFAC designated yesterday two organizations, along with their leaders and subsidiaries, controlled by the Supreme Leader of Iran, the Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order (EIKO), and Astan Quds Razavi (AQR).

The organizations in question are not under any sort of monitoring or financial audit, making them a perfect instrument of the regime’s political and strategic goals. Astan-e Quds Razavi (AQR), one of the most longstanding financial and religious foundations in Iran is one such institution; another example of the clerical regime exploiting religion to pursue its ominous objectives.

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Iran news in brief, January 14, 2021

Iran news in brief, January 14, 2021


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