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Iran News in Brief – April 12, 2021



Missile Cities at the Cost of Iran People’s Starvation


Occasionally Iran’s Revolutionary Guards broadcast the news about one of its new so-called ‘missile cities,’ which mostly are based in underground facilities. The latest presentation of one such missile city was the presenting of a “missile equipment” silo by the IRGC’s marine forces with the presence of the Hossein Salami, the IRGC head.

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Why Khamenei is afraid of US talks

Joe Biden and Ali Khamenei split photo

To prevent the Iranian regime from acquiring nuclear weapons, US President Biden has started negotiations with the regime’s representatives in Vienna. The meeting earned a backlash from the regime’s hardline faction including Ibrahim Raisi, Iran’s Chief Justice, who questioned the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the talks.

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Rallies and protests in Tehran and Khuzestan

Tehran—workers of the Pars Metal company rallied in front of the company at the Tehran-Karaj road. They protested employers’ failure to meet their demands.

Iran’s 11th Majlis Pushes for Marginalization of Women Through its Population Growth Plan

Iranian Majlis- women counting their votes

Some 9 months have elapsed since the 11th Majlis began its term on May 27, 2020, in what is a male-majority parliament, with only 5.7 percent women’s participation. The few women who joined Parliament are mainly representatives from the fundamentalist faction – which is controlled by Khamenei and which represents the most reactionary and misogynistic attitudes and the cruelest policies. Thus, this parliamentary minority of women adopted the Population Growth and Family Support Plan – in reality, a euphemism for marginalizing women by having them stay at home.

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Iran: The Staggering Number of COVID-19 Death Toll in 535 Cities Exceeds 249,000

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Sunday, April 11, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 535 cities had surpassed 249,000. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 57,021, Isfahan 16,265, Khorasan Razavi 16,040, Khuzestan 14,929, Mazandaran 10,610, Lorestan 10,503, East Azerbaijan 10,103, West Azerbaijan 9,338, Gilan 8,711, Fars 7,332, Golestan 6,400, Alborz 6,213, Sistan and Baluchestan 5,696, Kerman 5,529, Central Province 5,173, Yazd 4,472, Kurdistan 4,302, North Khorasan 3,753, Ardabil 3,097, Zanjan 2,710, Ilam 2,551, South Khorasan 2,431, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 2,015, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 1,934.

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Iran: Retirees Protest for the Third Time in the Persian New Year in 27 Cities (20 Provinces)


On Sunday, April 11, 2021, in the third nationwide protest rally in the Persian new year (March 20, 2021) retirees and pensioners protested against the clerical regime’s oppression, the dire living conditions, low salaries and devastating high prices that have made it impossible for them and their families to survive in Tehran and 26 other cities.

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Interim Session of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Interim Session of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, the National Council of Resistance of Iran held its interim session in Paris with the NCRI’s President-elect, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi. The session was held with virtual participation of members of NCRI and observers in 12 countries, including Germany, the U.S., Austria, the U.K., Italy, Belgium, France, Sweden, Luxembourg, Norway, the Netherlands, and Ashraf-3 in Albania.

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Opposition Supporters Call For Election Boycott Inside Iran

MEK supporters activities in Iran-April 10, 2021
MEK supporters activities in Iran-April 10, 2021

The campaign against the mullahs’ regime’s sham presidential elections is spreading throughout Iran. In various cities across the country, people spread slogans such as “Boycotting the election sham is a patriotic duty,” “No to the sham elections,” and “Our vote is the overthrow of the mullahs’ regime, yes to a democratic republic.”

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Iran Government’s Behavior: Ask Me No Questions, and I’ll Tell You No Fibs


Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani came once again to the stage. And this time with a strange plan which he called “National Plans of Knowledge-based and Technical” in his pocket. In what observers say is yet another lie, Rouhani said about these projects:

“These plans making us needless from the imports of many products. In the vaccine section, there is a major evolution in the country. In particular, we are among the firsts in some areas in West Asia.”

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Iranian People Plan To Boycott The Regime’s Sham Presidential Election

The network of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) inside the country, known as the Resistance Units, organized a vast campaign calling for the boycott of the upcoming sham elections. In various cities, huge handwritten posters were installed with the slogan, “No to the election of the mullahs, no to mullahs’ rule, yes to a democratic republic,” “Boycotting the election sham is a patriotic duty,” “My vote is regime change,” and “Democracy and freedom with Maryam Rajavi.” The Resistance Units took to graffiti spreading anti-regime slogans that targeted the regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei. “Our vote is to overthrow the mullahs’ regime,” their posters read in part.

Iranian people plan to boycott the regime's sham presidential election

Iran election boycott is now common across the country

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