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Iran News in Brief – October 6, 2021


WASHINGTON, DC, October 1 – On Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at 11:00 am, the U.S. Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI-US) will hold a press conference to unveil previously undisclosed aspects of the Iranian regime’s massive UAV program.
They will disclose the production sites and the program’s complete cycle, from production to deployment, and from training to procurement.
Satellite imagery, graphs, charts, and other visual details will be presented.
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Wednesday Protests in Iran

Civil rights activists in Sanandaj, Western Iran, held a rally in front of the city court to protest violence against women. Protesters held banners, reading “enough is enough”, “no to murder”, “we are all Faezeh”, “we want transparency in Faezeh’s murder case” and “nowhere is safe for women anymore”.

A few days ago, Faezeh Malekinia, a 22-year-old girl, was burned by her father under the pretext of what is called ‘honor murder’. This incident awakened a lot of disgust and anger among citizens and civil rights activists. The state police has failed to interrogate Faezeh’s father, and buried her body without a medical autopsy.”

سنندج اعتراض به خشونت علیه زنان ۱۴۰۰۰۷۱۴

On Wednesday, workers of Kut Abdullah Municipality held a rally in front of the governor’s office. Deprived of their salaries for 4 months, the protesters have decided to go to the capital to get demand their rights.

Palm farmers in Khuzestan province protested against the responsible officials’ failure to facilitate date sales. These farmers who have harvested their crops despite serious water shortages are now facing delays and long queues when trying to deliver dates to vendors.

People of Golestan held a rally in front of the power distribution office to protest the high amount of electricity bills. With the current inflation and unemployment, people can’t afford these astronomical bills.

For the ninth consecutive day, Haft Tappeh sugarcane workers held a day of strike on Wednesday, October 6th. After gathering in front of the regime governor’s office in Shush, the disenfranchised workers marched to the city’s courthouse.

نهمین روز از اعتصاب کارگران نیشکر هفت‌تپه

نهمین روز از اعتصاب کارگران نیشکر هفت‌تپه


Stored in Archaeological Fortress in West Euphrates | Iranian-backed Militias Bring in New Weapons Shipment From Iraq to Syria

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Deir Ezzor province: Very reliable SOHR sources in areas under the control of Iranian-backed militias in the west Euphrates region have reported the arrival of a new weapons shipment in Syria from Iraq, as the new shipment entered Syria via an unofficial border crossing run by Iranian-backed militias at night. The recently-arrived weapons shipment was taken to al-Mayadeen city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, then to the archaeological fortress of al-Rahba on the outskirts of the city where the weapons were stored.

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Iranians Continue to Cry for Justice in Stockholm

Today, Iranians and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization demonstrated in Stockholm, where Hamid Nouri, one of the 1988 massacre perpetrators is on trial by the Swedish judiciary.

تظاهرات دادخواهان جنبش دادخواهی قتل‌عام زندانیان سیاسی در استکهلم سوئد-۱۴مهر۱۴۰۰

تظاهرات دادخواهان جنبش دادخواهی قتل‌عام زندانیان سیاسی در استکهلم سوئد-۱۴مهر۱۴۰۰

Iranians Don’t Trust Domestic Vaccines, Health Experts Stressed

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Quoting Mahboubfar, a health expert, the state-run Arman newspaper wrote: “The low acceptance of domestic vaccines and the fact that people are not willing to inject them and are waiting for Pfizer and Moderna to arrive, has forced the country’s health officials to fear the vaccines will not be used and expire. Therefore, they banned the import of valid vaccines such as Pfizer once again… The debate over Covid-19 vaccines in Iran continues while documentation and the results of clinical trials of the Barakat vaccine have not yet been announced. Whether domestic producers have been able to attract positive public opinion can be assessed and analyzed from the very fact that the society has been threatened and intimidated in any possible way with compulsory vaccination and the implementation of severe social restrictions on those who have not been vaccinated.”

Iran Has to Refrain from Ballistic Missile Activities, Germany Said

Credit: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Thomas Göbel, ambassador and permanent representative of Germany to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva said: “Germany remains fully committed to the implementation of UNSCR 2231 and of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. We strongly urge Iran to stop and reverse all activities inconsistent with the JCPOA. Germany calls upon Iran to return to the negotiation table now and to contribute actively to a successful conclusion of the so-called Vienna talks. We urge Iran to fully cooperate with the IAEA, reapply the IAEA’s Additional Protocol, and seek its early ratification. We reiterate our strong call on Iran to refrain from ballistic missile activities inconsistent with UNSCR 2231. We strongly urge Iran to cease transfers of missiles and missile technology to states and non-state actors in the region.”


Tehran Has to Stop Nuclear and Ballistic Missile Development, UAE Says

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Mohammad Issa Abu Shahab, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the First Committee of the General Assembly (Disarmament) said: “My country expresses its concern about Iran’s continued development of its nuclear and
ballistic missile program. In this context, the UAE joins many other countries demanding and calling upon Iran to fulfill its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the International Atomic Energy Agency Safeguards Agreement, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, and to stop all activities that threaten the global non-proliferation regime.”


Iran Is Pursuing Nuclear Weapons, French Official Says

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Speaking on the Iranian regime’s nuclear activities, Jan Huang, French Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Disarmament Conference in Geneva to the First Committee of the General Assembly (Disarmament), said: “We must continue to counter the proliferation of nuclear weapons. In the case of Iran, we continue to work with our European partners to safeguard the Vienna Agreement. For the past two years, Iran has brazenly distanced itself from the agreement and engaged in very worrying activities in the field of nuclear weapons.”

The French official added: “The return of Iran to the negotiating table is crucial to ensure the full implementation of the provisions of the JCPOA. This is the goal of our joint efforts with the United States and other UNSC partners. It is also very important that Iran resumes full cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, which we support so that the IAEA can conduct its monitoring and verification activities in Iran.”


Soaring Poverty Has Eliminated the Middle Class in Iran

Over 60 million people across of Iran’s 85 million population are living in poverty (1)

The state-run Aftab Yazd newspaper used the headline “The Poor Majority and the Rich Minority”, acknowledging the huge gap of wealth in Iran. The daily wrote: “While the poverty line has exceeded 11 million Tomans and the weakest of the society are being crushed under the burden of poverty, news about travel tours to Europe in Nowruz 1401 (the new year in Persian calendar) is spreading.”

Quoting a state-affiliated sociologist, Aftab Yazd wrote: “Currently, there is no such thing as the middle class and our society has been divided into two parts: the poor and the rich. As the poverty line continues to soar, we are witnessing that it has crossed the 11 million toman threshold. Evidence shows that a large part of society is below this line.”


Iran: Regime’s Coronavirus Policies Take Away 448,900 Lives

Infographic-PMOI-MEK reports over 448,900 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran (1)

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, that the COVID-19 death toll in 547 cities had exceeded 448,900. The death toll in Tehran has reached 105,196, Khorasan Razavi 36,865, Isfahan 30,230, Khuzestan 27,505, Mazandaran 16,705, West Azerbaijan 16,158, Fars 16,145, Gilan 15,720, Alborz 13,178, Qom 12,315, Kerman 11,922, Hamedan 8,418, Central Province 8,198, Kermanshah 8,089, Hormozgan 7,605, Kurdistan 7,122, Ardabil 5,635, and Bushehr 5,069.

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Iran’s Regime Continues to Advance Nuclear Program as It Extorts Int’l Community


As tensions grow over the Iranian regime’s nuclear program, officials in Tehran continue to show their disregard to become a peaceful contributor to world peace and security. On Monday, Saeed Khatibzadeh, the spokesperson for the regime’s foreign ministry, stressed that the United States must release the regime’s frozen assets without any prerequisites. “The U.S. can show that it’s changing its actions in many ways. Releasing $10 billion of our money is just one example,” Khatibzadeh said.

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Video Report: The Plight of Iran’s Poverty-stricken Teachers

The plight of Iran’s poverty-stricken teachers

As teachers around the globe mark World Teachers’ Day 2021, Iranian teachers are struggling to make ends meet. They have been protesting for years for higher pay despite the regime’s suppression. Public school teachers make around 3 million tomans, $100, which puts them under Iran’s 10 million toman line of poverty. Private school teachers make even less.

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Teachers Protest Officials’ Indifference Toward Their Livelihood Dilemmas


Hundreds of teachers held rallies in front of the provincial and local education departments in Isfahan, Shiraz, Ahvaz, Kerman, Bandar Abbas, Zanjan, and Darab. In the capital Tehran, they gathered in front of the Parliament (Majlis) and continued their protest despite the heavy presence of security forces and their threats. Notably, the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) had already warned teachers in an attempt to prevent any gatherings. However, defiant protesters gathered and shouted their desires, showing their determination for achieving their inherent rights.

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Economic Crisis in Iran Worsens As Government Is Unwilling To Resolve the Situation


The current economic crisis in Iran is continuing to go from bad to worse daily, with no end in sight to resolve the situation. Iranian state media have acknowledged that the Iranian regime’s president Ebrahim Raisi and his cabinet are unlikely to be able to resolve the hardships any time soon, if at all. With the skyrocketing levels of inflation raising prices of even basic food items, Iranians are struggling to even put food on their tables. The consumption of items such as meat, eggs, and dairy products has had a dramatic drop with statistics suggesting by as much as 50 percent, as people simply cannot afford to buy them.

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Maboubeh Rezaii Sent From Bushehr to Exile in the Notorious Shiraz Prison


Mahboubeh Rezaii, a political prisoner, has been sent to exile to the notorious Adelabad Prison of Shiraz in recent weeks. Her banishment is a reaction by the authorities of Bushehr Prison to Ms. Rezaii’s measure exposing the prison’s appalling conditions. She made an audio recording in which she talked about violence against women in prison and proposals of temporary marriages to inmates. Bushehr Prison authorities first transferred her to solitary confinement and forced her into exile in Adelabad Prison.

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