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Iran News in Brief – September 7, 2021

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Nuclear Watchdog Chides Iran for ‘Seriously Undermining’ Monitoring

Vienna (AFP)- The IAEA released a strongly-worded report Tuesday saying monitoring tasks in Iran have been “seriously undermined” after Tehran suspended some of the UN agency’s inspections of its nuclear activities. The latest report comes with diplomatic efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers at a standstill. In February, Iran suspended some IAEA inspections in response to the United States’ refusal to lift sanctions on Iran and also limited IAEA access to monitoring equipment such as cameras.

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Tuesday Protests in Iran

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Zaytoun Town, Tehran
Today, a number of retirees in the town of Zaytoun Sorkheh Hesar (east of Tehran) organized a protest against the seizure and confiscating of their property despite possessing documents of ownership. Their rally was held in front of the regime’s Ministry of Roads and Urban Development in Boulevard Africa in the capital.

Petrochemical workers, Imam Port

Tuesday, September 7, employees of the Bandar Imam Petrochemical Company protested against a decision that has turned their employment under the supervision of Mahshahr Port Non-Industrial Operations Company. In their protest rally, the employees demanded the change of leadership be withdrawn.


NATO Warns Against Iranian Regime’s Nuclear Program

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Speaking at the annual NATO arms control and weapons of mass destruction, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned against the clerical regime’s nuclear program.

Mr. Stoltenberg said: “There are also other players fielding nuclear weapons and advanced missile systems. North Korea and Iran, for example, are blatantly ignoring or breaking the global rules and spreading dangerous technology”.

 “The world is rapidly becoming more unpredictable, more competitive, and more dangerous,” he added.


Iran: The Staggering Coronavirus Fatalities Surpass 408,800


The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Monday, September 6, 2021, that the Coronavirus fatalities in 547 cities across Iran had passed 408,800. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 96,046, Khorasan Razavi 31,485, Isfahan 26,930, Khuzestan 25,131, Fars 14,644, East Azerbaijan 14,613, West Azerbaijan 14,388, Gilan 14,140, Lorestan 14,020, Sistan and Baluchestan 11,975, Alborz 11,908, Qom 11,295, Kerman 10,617, Hamedan 7,868, Central Province 7,663, Kermanshah 7,138, Kurdistan 6,402, Semnan 5,870, North Khorasan 5,294, Ardabil 5,120, Bushehr 4,659, Qazvin 4,494, Ilam 3,978, and South Khorasan 3,661.

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Nurses Are Leaving Iran in Four Digits


While the country is struggling with different variants of the Coronavirus and as hospitals and graveyards are more packed than ever, Iran is losing trained nursing staff in unprecedented numbers; particularly six times more than previous years.

Yousef Rahimi, a member of the Supreme Council of the Nursing Organization, warned about the increase of migration of nurses during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to Hamshahri Online, he said: “When you hire a nurse as an 89-day force after 5 years of education and training, and when you just pay them 15,000 tomans per hour and keep them on “temporarily status” until they get older than their recruitment age, then it perfectly makes sense that they leave as soon as they receive better offers from another country that has all the facilities at their disposal.”

He added: “It costs more than one billion tomans to train a nursing expert. Therefore, we must not allow our forces to be easily lost; The same is true for doctors.”

Iranian Graduates Emigrate Abroad for a Better Life


Highly educated Iranians are emigrating abroad to seek a better life in other countries as a result of the Iranian regime’s ruthless and destructive policies. Iran’s brain drain dilemma is not a matter of today or yesterday. After taking the power, the mullahs’ regime has pursued policies that many sections of Iran’s society, including professionals, the educated, etc. were left with no choice but to emigrate to other countries. Since the 1979 revolution, brain drain in Iran has initiated because of the reign of tyranny and repression of the regime’s former Supreme Leader, Ruhollah Khomeini. During his early reign of terror, Khomeini spoke out and blamed Universities for the ‘calamities that have befallen mankind’ and in regard to many Iranian graduates who emigrated abroad back then, he said, “…To hell with it! Those who are educated, who all talk about science and civilization, let them go.”

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More Iranians Fall Below the Poverty Line Due to Treatment Costs


“The coronavirus does not differentiate between the weak and the rich and affects everyone”, this is what government officials have said from the very beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in Iran. But it did not take long for the reality to be revealed to everyone, that the backbreaking cost of the health system and the increase of hospital beds have pulled more than 3 million people below the poverty line.

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Four-Year-Old Girl in Critical Condition Following Border Police Shooting in W Iran


A 4-year-old girl was injured after border police opened fire on her family’s car yesterday in Qalvaz western Iran.  According to the Hengaw Organization website, the girl was identified as Haya Payam. She was in the car with her family when border police opened fire on their car within a close range. Haya was transferred to a hospital in Paveh and is currently in critical condition. According to the report, Haya’s father told border police they were returning home and have family members and children in the car, but they opened fire anyhow.

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Father of Two Kurd Border Porter Killed by Security Forces in NW Iran


A Kurd border porter or “kolbar” was killed by security forces yesterday in Piranshahr northwestern Iran. According to the Hengaw Organization website, the kolbar was identified as 41-year-old Mohammad Khaled Abdollahzadeh. Mohammad was killed when security forces opened fire without a warning on a group of kolbars, and he was shot. Mohammad was the father of two children. His body has not yet been handed over to his family for a burial ceremony.

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