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Iran News in Brief – September 8, 2021

UN Nuclear Watchdog: Iran’s regime is violating all JCPOA restrictions
IAEA Building
IAEA Building



More Protests on Wednesday

Based on new reports from inside Iran, protests and demonstrations in different cities were held, where Iranians from all walks of life continue to defy the ruling class and ask for their voices to be heard and their rights to be paid.

As the Swedish Judiciary Proceeds with Hamid Nouri’s Trial, So Does the Rally in Stockholm

Day in day out, the victims’ families and supporters of the Iranian resistance continue to take to the streets of Stockholm and rally in front of the Swedish parliament to chant and demand justice for those fallen loved ones who never could make their voices heard.

Nuclear Monitors Say Surveillance Gear Missing in Iran

Bloomberg- A mysterious blast that shook a centrifuge workshop in Iran is still reverberating among international nuclear monitors who are now reporting that some of their surveillance equipment went missing following the June incident. The International Atomic Energy Agency told diplomats in a restricted report that failure to recover its recording devices could imperil inspectors’ ability to reconstruct activity at the facility in the town of Karaj, located northwest of Tehran.

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Wednesday Protests in Iran

On Wednesday, September 8, a group of oil project workers organized a protest in front of the regime’s parliament on the 81st day of their nationwide strike. Workers in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries have held several rallies and general assemblies in various cities, along with their nationwide strike that continues to pressure the regime’s economic nerves.

Workers in the oil and petrochemical industries have been on strike since June 20, following the regime’s officials’ failure to respond to their demands. The workers were asking for an increase in wages and a reduction in working days to 20 days a month. Over time, a growing number of workers and employees of petrochemical companies have joined the strikes.

So far, about 30 contracting companies have agreed to accept the workers’ demands and have signed contracts with welders and fitters while increasing wages and changing shifts. But most of the project workers are still on strike.

Also today, a number of teachers held a protest rally in front of the parliament for the second consecutive day. They chant:

“Neither surrender nor compromise, we want promotion without adjuration!”
“Teachers are awake and hate discrimination!”
“Teacher come out and shout your right out!”


IAEA Says Iran Is Stonewalling as Talks on Nuclear Deal Hang in Balance

VIENNA, Sept 7 (Reuters) – The U.N. atomic watchdog on Tuesday criticized Iran for stonewalling an investigation into past activities and jeopardizing important monitoring work, possibly complicating efforts to resume talks on the Iran nuclear deal.

The International Atomic Energy Agency said in two reports to member states reviewed by Reuters that there had been no progress on two central issues: explaining uranium traces found at several old, undeclared sites and getting urgent access to some monitoring equipment so that the agency can continue to keep track of parts of Iran’s nuclear program.

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Iran: The Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 410,800

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 547 cities had exceeded 410,800. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 96,516, Khorasan Razavi 31,825, Isfahan 27,050, Khuzestan 25,251, Mazandaran 15,790, Fars 14,734, East Azerbaijan 14,688, West Azerbaijan 14,458, Gilan 14,215, Lorestan 14,055, Alborz 11,968, Qom 11,340, Kerman 10,707, Golestan 9,625, Kermanshah 7,168, Hormozgan 7,075, Yazd 7,003, Kurdistan 6,432, North Khorasan 5,324, Ardabil 5,150, Qazvin 4,519, Ilam 4,003, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 3,014.

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The Resilient MEK: How Two Regimes Failed To Destroy Iran’s Main Opposition Movement

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) was founded by three progressive Muslim intellectuals and university graduates Mohammad Hanifnejad (often referred to as Hanif), Saeid Mohsen, and Ali-Asghar Badizadegan. Many have come to know the MEK as the most organized and influential democratic opposition to the mullahs’ regime in Iran. Since its inception in 1965, the MEK has effectively fought against the despotism of the Shah’s dictatorship and the fundamentalist regime of the mullahs currently ruling Iran.

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Iran: Ongoing Protests Because of Bad Economic Situation

On Monday, September 6, Iranian workers protested in various cities of Iran. Despite the dire situation caused by the coronavirus outbreak, Iranian workers are deprived of their wages and their rights by various pretexts of the government.

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The U.S Warns Against Iranian Regime Nuclear and Missile Programs

Speaking at the 17th Annual NATO Conference on WMD Arms Control, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation, U.S. Under Secretary Bonnie Jenkins said: “We face persistent challenges from Iran and North Korea. Iran has expanded its nuclear and ballistic missile development and proliferation programs, while North Korea continues its efforts at evading sanctions and expanding its WMD arsenal.”

Ms. Jenkins went on to say: “Iran continues its extremely troubling violations of the JCPOA by enriching uranium up to 60 percent and producing uranium metal. This recent IAEA report was met with grave concern in capitals across Europe. Such provocative actions do not put us on a path toward a positive solution. However, the United States stands ready to find a way forward to not only reduce the concerns surrounding Iran’s nuclear program but also address other WMD threats emanating from Iran.”

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Raisi Administration Cabinet Should Face Consequences for Malign Activities

According to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the international community should be deeply concerned in regards to the Iranian regime’s newly formed presidential administration, as the regime is expected to magnify their consolidation of power and other malign activities, both domestically and abroad.

The regime’s plans have been long in the running, even before Ebrahim Raisi was inaugurated as Iran’s new president. Parliamentary elections in early 2020 were heavily regulated, with many candidates barred from running if they were affiliated with the ‘reformist’ faction. A similar event took place during the presidential elections in June 2021, where following Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s support of Raisi, the Guardian Council was poised to exclude other candidates from the running.

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Iran Sentences 6 Men and Women To Flogging and 2 Men to Public Flogging for “Economic Misconduct”

Iran’s judiciary announced in a September 5 press conference that eight men and women were sentenced to prison and lashes for “economic misconduct”. Judiciary Spokesperson Zabihullah Khodaeian said in comments carried by the state-run ISNA News Agency that eight directors in the case of the Petrochemical Trading Company were tried and sentenced to flogging, prison, and fines.

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Political Prisoner Saba Kord Afshari Threatened to Death in Qarchak Prison

Political prisoner Saba Kord Afshari threatened to death in Qarchak Prison. An ordinary criminal threatened to kill Saba Kord Afshari in Qarchak Prison. Last week, two ordinary criminals in Qarchak’s ward 6 were relocated to another ward after inmates’ protests, a source in Qarchak Prison said. The two inmates had previously harassed and threatened other prisoners. Since Sunday, September 5, one of them has been standing outside ward 6, showing a razor blade to Saba Kord Afshari, the source added.

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