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Iran News in Brief – June 6, 2022

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UPDATE: 12:00 PM CEST

Mysterious Deaths Across Iran Highlight the Regime’s Desperate State of Insecurity

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While the regime in Iran hasn’t yet found the right messaging concerning reports of the suspicious death of Ayub Entezari, an “aerospace industry scientist,” news broke about another young Iranian “scientist,” Kamran Malapour, who was found dead.

According to reports, Entezari was invited to a dinner and when he returned home, he showed symptoms of food poisoning and later died in a hospital in Yazd. Some sources also reported the disappearance of the host after the party.

The governor of Yazd called the death of the “aerospace scientist” a “martyrdom,” a statement that was later denied by the governor’s PR office.

While the regime tried to downplay Entezari’s role, his images were shared on the internet while explaining nuclear achievements to former president Hassan Rouhani in 2019 at the launch of the Ghadir Industrial Turbines Factory in Yazd.

Kamran-MalapourMeanwhile, on Saturday, June 4, some Persian language social media accounts started sharing photos of  Kamran Malapour who was reportedly announced dead.

Earlier, some sources claimed that Kamran Malapour, a native of Izeh city in Khuzestan province, with a nuclear doctorate, had died in “mysterious circumstances” at the Natanz facility in Isfahan province.

Also, according to some accounts on social media, Kamran Malapour’s family was told that he had died in an accident at the Natanz site.


IAEA Resolution Against Regime Will Derail Vienna Talks, MP Threatens

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In an interview with the state-run Tasnim news agency, Mahmoud Abbaszadeh Meshkini, the spokesman of the regime’s parliamentary National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, warned against a possible resolution at the IAEA Board of Governors meeting and said: “I do not think that the IAEA wants to play with its credibility by issuing a resolution against Iran. The Westerners themselves know that issuing such resolutions against Iran is not binding.”

Meshkini even went so far as to claim that none of the NPT member states has had the level of cooperation with the UN’s nuclear watchdog as much as Tehran.

He warned: “If there is the slightest bit of rationality in the officials of the agency, no resolution will be issued against our country. If the IAEA wants to play a political role in the process of our country’s peaceful nuclear program, firstly, it has burned (trashed) its credibility and, secondly, it is disrupting the Vienna negotiation process.”


UPDATE: 9:30 AM CEST

Tehran Municipality Bans Employees From Using Computers

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Four days following the takeover of Tehran Municipality’s servers, security cameras, platforms, and applications, Municipality officials have issued a statement banning their employees from turning on their computers from Monday, June 6, “until further notice.”

This statement, published on Sunday, June 5, defines the reasoning behind these instructions as “recent complications seen in the Tehran Municipality applications and especially the internal portals across the city of Tehran.”

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Iran’s Regime Is Riddled With Irremediable Crises

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In his speech on June 4, Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei shed light on his concerns through one very specific and telling sentence: “Do not allow anyone to depict the status quo as if the establishment has reached a dead-end!”

But the facts on the ground show that the regime is in fact stuck in a dead end with no way out. A look at the different crises engulfing the mullahs provides a better understanding of how desperate Khamenei and his Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) are becoming despite their brouhaha in the face of the international community.

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Honor Killers Unpunished and Set Free, Reveals Injustice Under the Mullahs’ Misogynistic Regime

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Misogynistic laws and an oppressive Judiciary exonerate honor killers under the clerical regime in Iran. A spokesman for the Iranian Judiciary reported in a press briefing on the latest in the murder case of Mona Heydari, a young mother who was beheaded by her husband in February 2022. “The parents have not claimed qisas (retaliation) for the time being and the case is still under investigation.” (The state-run khabaronline.ir – May 24, 2022).

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Monarchy and Theocracy, Two Sides of the Same Coin

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Slogans play a key role in all political activities, whether they be local demonstrations, pickets, or mass movements. They have a decisive impact on political struggles, movements for reform, and revolution. They are not just words put on banners and placards. They help to orient and guide political activity. They help people reach their own conclusions. Slogans have real, material consequences. They will advance a struggle or move it backward, separate or unite people.

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A Brief Review of Destruction of Environment in Iran in Four Decades

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World Environment Day is an opportunity to briefly review the environment in Iran which is devastated in the past four decades.

The destruction of the environment in Iran has led to poverty and the destitution of a large portion of the populace. Deforestation, drying up major lakes, water shortages, soil erosion, and heavy air pollution in Tehran, Khuzestan, and other provinces are just some of the major environmental issues in Iran which have not been addressed by Iran’s environmental officials.

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Monthly Report May 2022, Iran Human Rights Monitor

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May 2022 saw the Iranian regime ratchet up social clampdown in step with the growing discontent and the spread of popular protests.

Iranian authorities intensified their crackdown on society amid protests against rising prices.

Security forces arrested dozens of teachers in the four days leading up to international workers’ day, between April 28 and May 1, 2022.

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Washington, DC: Supporters of the Iranian Resistance Rally in Support of Iran Protests, Calling for Regime Change in Iran – June 4, 2022

Washington, DC : Supporters of the Iranian Resistance Rally in Support of Iran Protests–June 4, 2022

Washington, DC – June 4, 2022: Freedom-loving Iranians and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran(PMOI/MEK) and NCRI, took placed a demonstration outside the White House to support Iran protests and in solidarity with Abadan people.

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Canada, June 4, 2022: MEK Supporters Rallies to Support Iran Protests and in Solidarity With Abadan People

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June 4, 2022: Freedom-loving Iranians and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran(PMOI/MEK) rallied in different cities of Canada, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver expressed their support for the protests of Abadan people and other cities and condemned the crimes of the mullahs’ regime.

Also, freedom-loving Iranians demanding the Canadian Government stand with the people of Iran against the tyranny and oppression of the mullahs’ regime.

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Copenhagen and Bucharest, June 4, 2022: MEK Supporters Rally to Support Iran Protests and in Solidarity With Abadan People

June 4, 2022, Copenhagen & Bucharest: Demonstrations in support of Iran protests.

Copenhagen, Denmark – June 4, 2022: Freedom-loving Iranians and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran(PMOI/MEK) and NCRI, took place rallies to support Iran protests and in solidarity with Abadan people in Copenhagen.

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Oslo, Norway, June 4, 2022: Iranian Resistance(NCRI & MEK) Supporters Rally to Support Iran Protests and in Solidarity With Abadan People

Oslo, Norway: Rally by the MEK supporters, in support of Iran protests – June 4, 2022

Oslo, Norway, June 4, 2022: Freedom-loving Iranians and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran(PMOI/MEK) and NCRI, took part in a rally to support Iran protests and in solidarity with the people of Abadan.

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Read more: Iran News in Brief – June 5, 2022