In a telephone interview from Tehran, an Iranian human rights activist told Asharq Al-Awsat: “Starting 3 pm till late at night, the main streets of Tehran witnessed fueled moments.”
On Friday, January 5, 2018. The following Press Release concerning the current uprising in Iran was issued:
Leader McCarthy and Chairman Royce Announce Vote Supporting the People of Iran
Press Release 01.05.18
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US Ambassador Nikki Haley says "the Iranian regime is now on notice: the world will be watching what you do," during an emergency meeting of UN Security Council on mass anti-government protests in Iran.
Nikki Haley accuses Iranian regime of funding a pro-regime military campaign in Syria, backing Shia militias in Iraq and supporting a crony elite while ordinary Iranians struggle.
US Ambassador Nikki Haley warned Iranian authorities on Friday that the world is watching, as thousands held pro-government demonstrations in Iran following anti-government protests, in which over 21 people were killed.
NCRI - The discontent in Iran is increasing with every day that passes and many are saying that the protests in the country are even more significant than the ones that happened in 2009. Last Thursday, protests flared up all across the country and it has been reported that more than thirty people have lost their lives. Although the Iranian regime is trying to cover up the severity of the situation, it is clear from leaked videos and images that the people are extremely angry.
Alireza Jafarzadeh, the deputy director of the Washington office of the National Council of the Resistance of Iran (NCRI), has commented on the crisis, saying that the protests and demonstrations are partly based on the way the Iranian regime is treating the desperate economic situation of the people. He said that the cost of living there is rising and is affecting everyone. He also said that the government corruption is having serious consequences on the lives of the people.
WASHINGTON: January 4, 2017. Russia urged the United States Thursday not to meddle in Iran’s affairs, but the US State Department followed just a few hours later with a forceful statement in support of Iranian protesters.
The State Department said it condemns deaths and arrests related to the Iranian protests in the “strongest possible terms.”
“We have ample authorities to hold accountable, those who commit violence against protesters, contribute to censorship, or steal from the people of Iran.
January 4, 2018, U.S. Department of State today issued a press statement on the Iranian people’s nationwide protests against the clerical regime, the following is the full text of the announcement:
NCRI - Today Thursday January 4, 2018. The workers and staff of the prominent Iranian Oil & Gas Southern Pars refinery in the city of Asaluyeh, the capital of Asaluyeh County, in Bushehr Province Southern Iran, went on Strike.
NCRI - The Iranian Regime has redeployed fighters from the Syrian Civil War, like the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMUs) and Afghan mercenaries, to quell the ongoing anti-regime protests that are happening across Iran.
Sources in Ahvaz, southern Iran, told Al Arabiya that the PMUs are joining Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and suppressive security forces in the streets of Abadan and Khorramshahr and in Al-Thawra neighbourhood in Ahvaz.
Amad News, a website owned by the Iranian opposition, broadcast on one of its Telegram channels that the IRGC has also deployed thousands of Afghan mercenaries from the Liwa Fatemiyoun branch to the city of Khomeyni Shahr in Isfahan.
NCRI - The Iranian Regime suffers from many problems at home and abroad- all of its own making- that weaken its power and create opportunities for something new.
The most recent of these is the ongoing anti-regime protests- now in their second week- that showcase the regime’s deep regime’s unpopularity among its own people.