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Iran News in Brief – June 7, 2023

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Iran Protests at a Glance

Based partially on reporting by PMOI (MEK) Network in Iran

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 – 8 PM GMT + 1

On Wednesday people from various walks of life held protests in Iran, voicing their frustration over their economic concerns.

Retirees and pensioners of the regime’s Social Security Organization in the cities of Shush and Ahvaz in Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran, held a gathering on Wednesday demanding their rights while protesting their low pensions.

A number of locals who have bought homes from state companies in the city of Zanjan in northwest Iran held a rally on Wednesday, protesting construction delays and their cases being left in limbo as regime officials refuse to acknowledge and/or reply to the matter.

Defrauded investors in Varamin of Tehran Province held a gathering on Wednesday demanding their stolen money be returned.

Reports indicate two inmates were executed early Wednesday morning in Karaj Central Prison, located in Iran’s Alborz Province and west of the capital Tehran.


US Lawmakers Call on Biden Admin for Firm Policy on Iranian Regime’s Nuclear Advancements

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A group of congressional representatives and Senate legislators from both the Democratic and Republican parties have written letters to US President Joe Biden, urging him to collaborate with European allies in order to prevent the Iranian regime from obtaining a nuclear weapon. They emphasize the importance of “returning” UN sanctions as a means to deter the Iranian regime from further advancing its nuclear program. These letters highlight the need to address the Iranian regime’s “nuclear weapons capability” and stress that the international community should clearly communicate to Tehran that any further progress in their nuclear program will result in unified international action.

The authors of the letters, led by Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Republican Senator James Lankford, Democratic Representative Abigail Spanberger, and Republican Representative Dan Crenshaw, prepared the letter for a meeting in Washington. The content of the letters varies to some extent.

Lawmakers from both parties in the United States Congress urged that if the Iranian regime surpasses the 90% purity threshold required for weapons enrichment, the Biden administration must work together with its allies to implement UN sanctions.

In these letters, the US legislators emphasize the need for the United States to intensify efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability and make it unequivocally clear to the Iranian regime that any further advancements in their nuclear program will result in severe consequences.

Iran’s Fattah Missile: FCDO Statement


An FCDO spokesperson said: “Iran has announced the development of a new ballistic missile, despite repeated calls from the UN Security Council to halt its programme. This, only weeks after Iran claimed to have successfully test-launched a ballistic missile of similar capability, further proves its continued disregard of international restrictions and the grave threat posed by the regime to global security.

“Alongside partners, the UK remains committed to taking every diplomatic step to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons and to hold the regime to account for its malign activity around the world.”



Iran’s Regime Increases Crackdown Measures in the Face of Protests

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Authorities in Iran have been increasing their crackdown measures against the country’s restive society in an attempt to quell anti-regime protests. Recent reports indicate strict new rules and regulations on campuses to impose harsh clothing codes, especially on female students being forced to comply with the misogynist hijab dress code. Many students have been summoned by campus security to receive warnings and have even received threats of being suspended or even expelled from school. These latest developments shed more light on the regime’s concerns over the Iranian people’s growing hatred of the mullahs’ dictatorship. People throughout Iran continue to specifically hold the mullahs’ Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei responsible for their miseries, while also condemning the oppressive Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and paramilitary Basij units, alongside other security units that are on the ground suppressing the peaceful demonstrators.

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Students of the Science and Technology University Summoned to the Disciplinary Committee

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Student organizations report a new wave of summoning of the Science and Technology University (IUST) students to the disciplinary committee and the reporting of at least 11 professors to the Disciplinary Faculty of Professors. According to a report released by the Student Councils on Monday, June 5, 2023, many IUST students have been summoned to the disciplinary committee over the past week for failing to comply with the compulsory hijab regulations and what the university authorities deemed as “inappropriate” clothes.

Furthermore, the summoning of Science and Technology University students has not been limited to the disciplinary committee. The University of Science and Technology faculties deans have summoned seven students. Additionally, one student has been summoned for “inappropriate attire” outside the university.

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Ali Khamenei’s Address Exposes the Failures and Vulnerabilities of Its Regime


In a recent speech, Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei addressed a range of pressing issues facing his rule, revealing a regime grappling with internal discontent, economic hardships, and foreign policy setbacks. Khamenei’s remarks shed light on the regime’s desperation to maintain its grip on power and its underlying vulnerabilities. In an effort to recover from the repercussions of the recent protests, he fervently tried to portray a regime that retained backing from certain factions of the population. However, the sparse turnout during the commemoration ceremony for the regime’s founder, Ruhollah Khomeini, revealed a different reality. Even the regime‘s own supporters were not mobilized for this ceremony.

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Iranian Dissident Group Claims Hack Reveals Iran’s ‘Complex’ Sanction-Evading Methods

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In a bombshell report from the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the Islamic Republic of Iran’s methods of circumventing sanctions were revealed in detail. The recently published documents, obtained through its constituent group, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) network in Iran, confirm Tehran’s efforts to bypass international sanctions imposed on it due to its harmful activities.

On Wednesday, the NCRI’s U.S. Representative office disclosed classified documents revealing information about the Petrochemical Commercial Company International (PCCI) — an important entity of the Iranian regime that exploits the oil and petrochemicals sectors to evade sanctions. Warning of the “grave consequences of the West’s policy of appeasement,” the report asserts that every penny entering the Islamic regime’s coffers is a “direct investment in terrorism, violence, and oppression, perpetuating a regime that the Iranian people have unequivocally rejected.”

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Iran’s Regime: A Legacy of Environmental Destruction

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Iran, a nation with a rich cultural heritage and natural beauty, is facing an environmental crisis of alarming proportions. The destructive policies and practices of the regime have inflicted irreparable damage on the country’s environment, resulting in devastating consequences for both the ecosystem and the well-being of its citizens. This article sheds light on the regime’s role in the destruction of Iran’s environment, highlighting key areas such as deforestation, desertification, exploitation of natural resources, mismanagement of water resources, air pollution, degradation of coastal areas, and suppression of environmental activism.

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Vienna, Austrian—June 3, 2023: MEK Supporters Held a Rally in Support of the Iran Revolution

Vienna, Austria—June 3, 2023: MEK Supporters Held a Rally in Solidarity With the Iran Revolution.

Vienna, Austria—June 3, 2023: Freedom-loving Iranians and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) held a rally and expressed their solidarity with the Iranian RevolutionMEK supporters in Vienna condemned the wave of brutal executions in Iran by the religious dictatorship.

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London and Oslo—June 3, 2023: MEK Supporters Held Rallies in Support of the Iran Revolution

London, June 3, 2023: MEK Supporters Held a Rally in Solidarity With the Iran Revolution.

London and Oslo—June 3, 2023: Freedom-loving Iranians and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) held rallies and expressed their solidarity with the Iranian RevolutionMEK supporters in London and Oslo condemned the wave of brutal executions in Iran by the religious dictatorship.

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