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Iran News in Brief – May 17, 2021




Protests and Rallies Throughout Iran on Monday

Iranians in different cities and from various backgrounds took to the streets on Monday to make their voices heard. Reports show that Telecom workers in Urmiah, Tabriz, and Semnan, copper mine workers in Anjerd, workers of the Saipa factory, teachers in Tehran, defrauded bank account holders in Damavand, citizens of Saravan, engineers, and contractors in Shiraz, as well as municipal workers in Kermanshah were among the protesting groups.


Iran: COVID-19 Death Toll in 541 Cities Exceeds 290,100

Infographic-PMOI-MEK reports over 289,200 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran (1)
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Sunday, May 16, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 541 cities had exceeded 290,100. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 67,471, Isfahan 19,200, Khuzestan 17,949, Khorasan Razavi 17,770, East Azerbaijan 11,858, Lorestan 11,785, West Azerbaijan 10,823, Gilan 9,881, Qom 9,485, Fars 9,422, Alborz 7,958, Kerman 6,508, Kermanshah 5,744, Semnan 5,045, Yazd 4,952, Hormozgan 3,400, and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 2,380.

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Khamenei Seeks Continued Crimes, Bombings, and Rocket Attacks in Gaza

The Iranian Resistance calls on the United Nations Security Council and the international community for immediate action to stop the killing and hurting of innocent people. the warmongering regime of mullahs, the enemy of Fatah, the Palestinian Liberation Organization, and the Palestinian people, is the only party that will benefit from the killing of innocents and rocket strikes and bombings against the people of Gaza and the escalating war that started in the final days of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. The regime will use this conflict to conceal its own crises.

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Iran: Pensioners, Retirees Hold Weekly Protest Rally in Several Cities


Sunday marked another round of protests by retirees and pensioners of the Social Security Organization, who took to the streets and held protest rallies in spite of a growing wave of repressive measures by the Iranian regime. The protest rallies, which are the latest in a series of events coordinated and organized on social media, took place in front of the offices of the Social Security Organizations in several cities, including Tehran, Karaj, Kermanshah, Khorram Abad, and Mashhad.

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Is a Murderer Becoming Iran’s President?

Ebrahim Raisi Should Face Justice for Role in 1988 Massacre -

In every election, one of the most discussed subjects is the candidates and their plans for the future of the country. In Iran, it seems to be the same when we read and search through the many state-run media reports. But the reality is something else when we look at the 40-year history of this regime, it becomes clear that there was not a free election at all, and all the candidates are first chosen and filtered by the regime’s Guardian Council, then the Supreme Leader’s desired person will be elected in a fraudulent and sham election.

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How Iran Regime’s Terrorism Overshadows Its Other Policies

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Iran News in Brief, May 17, 2021

Iran news in brief, May 17, 2021

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