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Iran News in Brief – September 17, 2021



Iranian’s Calls For Justice Still Rumbles Throughout Stockholm

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This morning, the Iranians and relatives of the martyred political prisoners in the 1988 massacre protested in front of the court where Hamid Nouri was being tried for his crime against humanity. In today’s session of the trial, Ali Akbar Bandali, one of the plaintiffs and witnesses of the massacre, recounted his observations of what political prisoners have gone through in Gohardasht prison 33 years ago.

Former President’s Brother Admits to Iranian Regime Deadlock


Mohammad Reza Khatami, one of the so-called “reformists” acknowledged the Iranian regime is facing a deadlock when dealing with multiple crises. According to state-run Jamaran News, the brother of the former president Mohammad Khatami said: “Everyone in the country knows what the problem is, but no one knows the solution! Today, all political movements and ideologies are struggling for a ‘practical solution’. Everyone is fighting one another, but when it comes to solutions, everyone is limping. Everyone says ‘this should be done and that should be done’, but one has to ask ‘how’?!”


U.S. Issues Sanctions Tied to Supporters of Hezbollah, Iran – Treasury

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Reuters – The United States said on Friday it was sanctioning Lebanon and Kuwait-based financial conduits that fund the Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah as well as financial facilitators and front companies that support the group and Iran.

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Kuwait Urges The UN to Probe Iran’s Nuclear Facilities

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Iran. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)

Abdullah Al-Obaidi, Kuwait’s deputy permanent representative to international organizations, said there was a “great deal of uncertainty” on the nature of Tehran’s nuclear program, in a report from state news agency KUNA.

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Azerbaijan Seizes Iranian Trucks

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The Minister of Interior of the Republic of Azerbaijan announced last night that two trucks belonging to the Iranian regime have been seized and their drivers detained on their way to Armenia. The given reason for the detention was the illegal entry into Azerbaijani territory.

GCC Says Iranian Regime’s Destabilizing Behavior in the Middle East Needs to be Addressed


The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) stressed the need to address the destabilizing behavior of the Iranian regime. The 149th session of the Gulf Cooperation Council was held at the level of the foreign ministers of the member states and with the participation of the Iraqi Foreign Minister, aiming to examine the grave situation in the region.

According to Al-Arabiya, the final statement of the GCC ministerial meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, stressed the need to condemn the actions of Houthi terrorist militants targeting Saudi Arabia in support of the legitimate government of Yemen. The council also stressed the need to address the destabilizing behavior of the Iranian regime during the nuclear talks of the Iranian regime with the West.


Regime’s Inhumane Policies Cause Coronavirus To Take More Than 426,500 Lives in Iran

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The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Thursday, September 16, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 547 cities had exceeded 426,500. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 100,216, Khorasan Razavi 34,275, Isfahan 28,200, Khuzestan 26,151, Mazandaran 16,190, Fars 15,299, West Azerbaijan 15,053, Gilan 14,835, Lorestan 14,460, Alborz 12,488, Kerman 11,217, Golestan 9,800, Central Province 7,863, Kermanshah 7,479, Hormozgan 7,305, Yazd 7,153, Bushehr 4,829, Qazvin 4,689, Ilam 4,108, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 3,104.

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Why Raisi Can’t and Won’t Fight Corruption in Iran


On Wednesday, Iranian regime president Ebrahim Raisi introduced a 12-point plan to counter economic and management corruption. In his cabinet meeting, Raisi claimed that one of the priorities of his government will be to identify corruption bottlenecks and to eradicate any ground for the formation of corruption in the government. “Preventing corruption is the responsibility of the government, and prosecuting corruption charges is the responsibility of the judiciary,” Raisi said.

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Iran’s Government Accept Temporary Deal With International Atomic Energy Agency


The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has once again made a temporary deal with the Iranian regime following IAEA Director-General Rafael Grossi’s recent trip to Tehran. Grossi, during his trip to the Iranian capital, was focused on the plan of securing the IAEA’s ability to examine the data at the nuclear facilities in Iran in the future and secured a promise from the regime to allow IAEA engineers to perform overdue maintenance on the data collecting equipment.

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Iran’s Governments Discriminate Against Mothers


Some schools in Iran have received a circular prohibiting them from handing over the children’s records and diplomas to their mothers in the new school year. The news caused a wave of concern and criticism of parents and users in cyberspace, which is a new sign of the regime’s discrimination against women. “Do fathers even know what class their child is in?” This was the first reaction of a group of audiences and users in cyberspace to this news published by the state media about the refusal of schools to give transcripts to students’ mothers.

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Three Christian Converts Detained in Northern Iran


Three Christian converts were detained by security forces on September 12 in Rasht, northern Iran. According to the Human Rights News Agency, they were identified as 25-year-old Ahmad Sarparast, 28-year-old Ayoub Pourrezazadeh, and 38-year-old Morteza Hajeb. The three were transferred to an unknown location. Ahmad and Ayoub were detained in a home church, which was searched upon arrest. Their personal belongings including their mobile phones, flash drives, and religious books were confiscated. According to an informed source, security forces did not show a warrant to enter the house or arrest them and treated them with violent and offensive behavior. The report said relatives of the three Christians were threatened to provide information to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) about them. In addition, relatives and other members of the house church were summoned to the Rasht IRGC Intelligence Office and interrogated.

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Read more: Iran News in Brief – September 16, 2021