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Iran News in Brief – December 18, 2020

While the family members of the victims of the Ukrainian plane are still grieving, the Iranian regime has still not answered for the crash of the Ukrainian plane.
While the family members of the victims of the Ukrainian plane are still grieving, the Iranian regime has still not answered for the crash of the Ukrainian plane

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UPDATE: 6:30 PM CET

The grave of the champion wrestler Navid Afkari is destroyed

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Iranian People Continue Protests; Four Rallies and Strikes on December 17

On December 17, Iranian citizens continued their protests in different cities across the country, demanding their inherent rights. These protests included the rallies of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients’ families, Omidiyeh municipality workers, and employees of Tabriz telecommunication company, and a strike by MAPNA Group’s workers and employees in Kangan city.

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UPDATE: 5:30 PM CET

Town Hall: Zarif’s Involvement in International Terrorism

By Bruce McColm

In April 2019, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was welcomed as an honored guest at the headquarters of the terrorist Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The IRGC has been designated by the United States as a terrorist organization. Its foreign special operations division, the Quds Force, had received that designation many years before. Zarif is on the record as saying he held weekly meetings with the eliminated Qods Force commander Qassem Soleimani in order to coordinate policy.

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CET

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 470 Cities Exceeds 186,900

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on December 17, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 470 cities had exceeded 186,900. The number of victims in Tehran is 45,926, Khorasan Razavi 12,845, Isfahan 10,975, Lorestan 7,550, West Azerbaijan 7,058, Gilan 6,671, Fars 5,657, Golestan 4,632, Sistan and Baluchestan 4,591, Kerman 3,959, Kermanshah 3,946, North Khorasan 2,893, Ardabil 2,272, Hormozgan 1,975, Zanjan 1,930, South Khorasan 1,741, and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 1,445.

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EU Policy on Tehran Leads to Terrorism

The European Union’s appeasement policy towards Iran has led to the ayatollahs feeling emboldened to commit acts of terror on European soil, including the attempt to bomb an opposition rally in Paris, for which Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi and three accomplices are currently on trial.

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Iran: Six Protests in a Day; Workers and Nurses Demand Their Rights

On Wednesday, December 16, Iranian nurses, employees, workers, and other people from different walks of life held at least six protests, demanding their fundamental rights. Paying their arrears and delayed salaries was the main demand urged by protesters. Employees, workers, and particularly nurses are working while many of them have not received their meager salaries and pensions for months.

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“We are living in darkness”: Iranian Families of downed Ukraine Flight PS752 protest lack of investigation

Family members of the passengers killed in a Ukrainian passenger plane shot down by the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) in January gathered on Monday, December 14, at Tehran’s Military Court. The family members were outraged that regime officials have done nothing to investigate the incident, despite a year having passed.

Iran: Families of passengers of Ukrainian plane downed by IRGC missile demand justice for victims

The families questioned regime officials’ ignorance, inaction, and cover-up and blamed them for the disasters that led to the death of all 176 passengers and crew.

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Radek Sikorski, MEP: Iran claims to be an Islamic Republic but its repression of its own people is an abomination to every decent Muslim

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Shortage of nurses in Iran – more than 60,000 nurses infected with COVID-19

Nurses in an Iranian hospital, taking care of those diagnosed with the COVID-19

Nurses in an Iranian hospital, taking care of those diagnosed with the COVID-19“Some 60,000 of the 145,000 nurses attending to the sick have been infected with the coronavirus. 6,000 are in the quarantine. Around 100 have lost their lives,” said Mirzabeigi on the shortage of nurses in Iran.

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Iran news in brief, December 18, 2020

Iran news in brief, December 18, 2020

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