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UPDATE: 10:00 PM CEST
Twenty Thousand Forces To Scare Off Protests at State Ceremonies in Tehran
Dreadful of protests, the regime in Iran has dedicated 20,000 troops to secure the death anniversary ceremonies of former Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini on June 4 and 5.
According to the state-run ISNA news agency, the police commander of Tehran province, Hossein Rahimi, announced that the special task force has started his work today.
Brigadier General Ramazan Sharif, the spokesman of the Revolutionary Guards, said: “Extensive measures are being taken to ensure security during the ceremony.”
According to Sharif, following orders of the Revolutionary Guards commander in chief, Hossein Salami, an IRGC special camp was instructed under the leadership of the IRGC base commander of Tehran Province to supervise the rituals. He also added that specialized committees using helicopters and the IRGC Aerospace force are among the assigned forces to hold this ceremony.
UPDATE: 9:00 PM CEST
Assassination Attempt on Kahemenei’s Representative in Isfahan
According to the state-run Tasnim news agency, a 25-year-old man attacked Yousef Tababaeinejad, the Friday prayer leader and the Supreme Leader’s representative in Isfahan today, after the Friday prayer sermon.
Tababaeinejad said in a short interview after the incident: “Today, after prayers, a 25-year-old man attacked me. He grabbed my neck and then the police arrested him.”
The state-run Borna news agency reported: “This afternoon after Ayatollah Tabatabainejad left the Mosalla and before he got in the car, a 24-year-old man approached him and under the pretext of sending a letter, he scratched his neck with a knife. The offender was arrested and handed over to the security forces.”
UPDATE: 5:00 PM CEST
Iranian Schools Will Engage in Nuclear Activities, Education Minister Says
While Iranian teachers continue to take to the streets to cry for fair pay and millions of Iranian children are deprived of proper schooling, the regime’s Minister of Education announced today that the Atomic Energy Agency has allocated 1.5 million Euros for nuclear activities in Iranian schools.
According to the state-run news agency ISNA reported: “the Minister of Education announced the allocation of 1.5 million Euros from the Atomic Energy Organization for peaceful nuclear activities in schools and said: ‘From the end of June, international courses for biology teachers will be held and international certificates will be issued using the world’s top professors.”
UPDATE: 1:00 PM CEST
Vice President’s Hypocrisy Fires Back
The Iranian regime’s Vice President Mohammad Mokhber’s statement against people who enjoy a lavish lifestyle unleashed a new wave of criticism on social media where users reacted by posting pictures of his own brother.
The state-run Eghtesadnews website wrote today that some people are posting pictures about the lifestyle of Alireza Mokhber, the brother of the vice president of the “populist and revolutionary government”, and they are commenting that this belongs to the person who claimed “I buy my stuff from the deprived districts of the city” and “everyone who lives a luxurious life, must pay for it”.
According to the source, this person is also the Deputy CEO of Khuzestan Steel Factory.
UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST
IRGC Quds Force Commander Suspicious Death in Karaj
News sources in Iran have reported the “suspicious death” of a senior officer of the Revolutionary Guards Quds Force in western Tehran. According to the sources, Colonel Ali Esmailzadeh “was killed after falling from the balcony of his house.”
While some sources have speculated the possibility of Esmailzadeh’s cleansing, the cause of death “has not yet been determined,” according to the Saberin News account, close to the Quds Force. Sabreen News asked its followers not to pay attention to speculations from “dissident networks”.
Earlier, the Amariyun channel had reported the assassination of a member of the Quds Force, but by deleting this news, it stated that the cause of death of Esmailzadeh was suicide.
فوت مشکوک یکی از نیروهای سپاه قدس
سرهنگ علی اسماعیلزاده یکی از نیروهای سپاه قدس در غرب تهران بر اثر سقوط از بالکن منزل خود درگذشت. تحقیقات شروع شده است و تاکنون ترور ایشان تایید نشده و علت فوت مشخص نیست.
به خبرسازی های شبکه های معاند توجه نکنید. فعلا چیزی معلوم نیست.
— صابرین نیوز (@Sabreen_News) June 2, 2022
The latest incident happens a short while after another senior commander of the 840 Unit of the IRGC Quds Force, Colonel Hassan Sayad Khodaei, was assassinated in Tehran on May 22. In recent days, another engineer from the regime’s Ministry of Defense was killed during a drone attack on the Parchin complex.
According to the official news agency IRNA’s defense correspondent, an informed source (supposedly from the IRGC) denied the news, calling it “psychological warfare” and “false media coverage”. The informed source emphasized: “In the past few days, one of our Revolutionary Guards lost his life in an accident at his residential house and the cause is under investigation.”
Iran: PMOI/MEK “Resistance Units” Take Over Servers, Security Cameras in Tehran
Marking the anniversary of the death of first regime supreme leader Ruhollah Khomeini, the Resistance Units, a network of dissidents inside Iran linked to the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), conducted an extensive operation, in which they controlled and took down 5,138 Closed Circuit Cameras (CCTVs) installed at Khomeini’s Tomb, government centers, and different parts of the Iranian capital. This network of security cameras is controlled at a headquarters in Tehran’s Municipality.
6,000 Nurses and Doctors Leave Iran in Two Years
Iran’s Medical Council announced that 6,000 nurses and doctors have left Iran to immigrate to Europe and the U.S. in two years. The migration of these Iranian doctors and nurses comes when the medical system in Iran faces a shortage of 150,000 nurses. At the same time, there is a real shortage of physicians and medical centers in most of Iran’s border cities and villages. Hossein Ali Shahriari, the head of the parliamentary Health Commission, admitted on May 26, 2022: “In the provinces of South Khorassan, and Sistan-and-Baluchestan, sometimes a person must travel 300 kilometers to reach equipped medical centers located in the province’s capital.” (The state-run Dana News Agency – May 26, 2022).
Five Children Drown in Hootags in the Absence of Piped Water
Within a week, five children drowned inside water ditches called Hootag at various Sistan and Baluchestan Province locations. Hootags are either natural or artificial ditches collecting rainwater to provide locals with water for daily needs. Four girls aged 6, 8, 9, and 11, a 4-year-old boy, and a young female teacher were among those who drowned in hootags. Activists in Baluchestan reported the death of a 9-year-old girl on May 21, 2022. Sajeda Bakhshan, a resident of Zahrap village, drowned in a hootag when she went with her brother to water their livestock.
Iranian Resistance Supporters in Oslo Hold Protest Rally as Regime Diplomat Visits Norway
Supporters of the Iranian Resistance held a demonstration in Oslo, Norway, protesting a trip by Ali Bagheri Kani, the deputy foreign minister of Iran’s regime, to meet with Norwegian diplomats. The protesters demanded the expulsion of all regime diplomats from European soil and an end to the appeasement policy toward the mullahs’ regime. As Bagheri Kani was passing in front of the Norwegian parliament, where the rally was held, his car was pelted with rotten eggs.
Read more: Iran News in Brief – June 2, 2022