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Latest News in Brief – August 22, 2020

Latest News in Brief – August 22, 2020
Zarinshahr city is the center of Lenjan county in Isfahan province – Lenjan Governor: Officially, over 30 Coronavirus patients are identified, and an average of three die daily in Lenjan.

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UPDATE: 5:00 PM CEST

Holding Iran’s Regime Accountable for Terrorism Is Indispensable for Global Peace and Security

Holding Iran’s Regime Accountable for Terrorism Is Indispensable for Global Peace and Security
United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, on Friday, announced the designation of 14 Iranian regime officials, including 13 terrorist operatives involved in the assassination of Professor Kazem Rajavi, the representative of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in Switzerland, and a renowned human rights defender.

The recent U.S. designation of the Iranian regime’s 13 terrorist diplomats, who assassinated Professor Kazem Rajavi in Switzerland in 1990, along with the recent trial of Assadollah Assadi, another terrorist diplomat arrested in 2018 for attempting to bomb the opposition rally, underlines the need to close all the regime’s embassies and hold all terrorists and top officials of the mullahs’ regime to account for terrorism.  

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UPDATE: 2:55 PM CEST

How Mullahs Use COVID-19 To Prevent Major Iran Protests

Coronavirus outbreak in Iran

Holding university exams, planning to hold mourning ceremonies in Muharram, forcing people back to work amid the COVID-19 outbreak, and systematic cover-up of this crisis, are the Iranian regime’s plan to use the Coronavirus pandemic for thwarting an uprising, thus preventing its downfall. 

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UPDATE: 2:45 PM CEST

MEK Resistance Units take to graffiti saying they are ready for the regime change in Iran

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), internal network, known as the Resistance Units, continued to organize various activities across the country calling for regime change and an end to the mullahs’ regime ruling Iran.
The Iranian Resistance held up signs and took to graffiti with the slogans of the Iranian Resistance Leaders Massoud Rajavi and Maryam Rajavi.
Their slogans read:
“The demons ruling our country are slaughtering us just like the massacre of the political prisoners.” / “We will overthrow the evil regime in Iran. This commitment is our dignity.” / “Iran Maryam, Maryam Iran” / “The sacred blood of those martyrs, particularly those slain in 1988, is today inspiring the nation in Iran”
They wrote:
Qom— “The demons ruling our country are slaughtering us just like the massacre of the political prisoners.”
Nishapur— “We will overthrow the evil regime in Iran. This commitment is our dignity.”
Ramsar— “Iran Maryam, Maryam Iran”
Isfahan— “The demons ruling our country are slaughtering us just like the massacre of the political prisoners.” / “The sacred blood of those martyrs, particularly those slain in 1988, is today inspiring the nation in Iran”
Zabol— The only way to achieve freedom is to revolt”
Isfahan— “The overthrow of the mullahs’ regime is possible through the Resistance Units”
Yazd— “Down with Khamenei, damn Khomeini, hail to Rajavi”
Karaj— “Down with Khamenei”
MEK Resistance Units take to graffiti saying they are ready for the regime change in Iran

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MEK Resistance Units support Iran’s workers’ strike

MEK Resistance Units support Iran's workers' strike

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Iran News on Coronavirus Update–August 21, 2020

Iran News on Coronavirus Update–August 21, 2020

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST

Designation of 13 Assassins of Dr. Kazem Rajavi by the State Department Is an Essential and Effective Step To Combat Terrorism

kazem rajavi, assassinated, swiss, Iran, NCRI
Dr. Kazem Rajavi

Designation of 13 assassins of Dr. Kazem Rajavi by the State Department is an essential and effective step to combat terrorism. It must be complemented by the prosecution and punishments of the regime’s leaders.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), welcomed the designation by the U.S. Secretary of State of 13 assassins of Dr. Kazem Rajavi, the great martyr to the cause of human rights. She described it as an essential and effective step to combat terrorism and to safeguard the security of European countries. Mrs. Rajavi added that this designation must be complemented by the designation of the leaders of the clerical regime, including its supreme leader Ali Khamenei, Ali Fallahian, at the time the Intelligence Minister, Ali Akbar Velayati, Khamenei’s advisor and then-Foreign Minister, and Hassan Rouhani, at the time the Secretary for the Supreme National Security Council, as the masterminds of the Dr. Rajavi’s assassination in April 1990, near Geneva.

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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 394 Cities Surpasses 92,300 

Over 92,300 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources
Over 92,300 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

· Hamid Souri, member of the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT): In the recent higher education Entrance Exam, only one infected student, has infected 17 family members and relatives, after returning from the exam. We must wait for an epidemic to spread again, which will be very, very bitter. (State TV, August 19)

· Minoo Mohraz, member of NCCT: “We proposed to postpone the entrance exam until the weather would be better, and it could be held outdoors. But the Health Ministry was forced to write a protocol. Who wants to implement it? The entrance exam is a gathering, and I, as an expert, say it should not be held indoors.” (Hamshahri daily, August 19)

· Ahmad Naderi, a regime parliament deputy: At a time when the Coronavirus death rate was over 200 daily, the municipality did not cancel the traffic plan. (E’temad online, August 20)

· Lenjan Governor: Officially, over 30 Coronavirus patients are identified, and an average of three die daily in Lenjan. (Fars news agency, August 21)

· A spokesperson for the Health Ministry: 114 cities across the country are red, and 133 cities are in a state of alert. (IRNA, August 21)

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More than 3,000 refinery workers join other oil/gas industry workers on strike

Strikes by oil sector workers in Dehloran, Ilam

On Thursday, August 20, marking the twentieth day of the strike launched by workers of Iran’s oil and gas refineries, petrochemicals and power plants, reports indicate more than 3,000 workers of the IGC refinery in the city of Dehloran in Ilam province, western Iran.

These workers joining others on the twentieth day of the strike is a sign of victory, unity and solidarity among the protesting workers to realize their basic rights and their salaries, which have so far been violated and plundered by the mullahs’ regime.

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UN Sanctions on Iran Regime Is a Necessary Step To Stop People’s Misery and Terrorism in Middle East

Iran's regimie unveiled two new ballistic missiles, while the Iranian people grapple with poverty & region burns in terrorism. UN should reimpose sanctions.
The Iranian regime unveiled two ballistic missiles on Thursday. These two missiles were named after Qassem Soleimani, eliminated head of the IRGC Quds Force and Abu Mehdi-al-Muhandis, an Iraqi terrorist.

The Iranian regime unveiled two new ballistic missiles on Thursday. This development, as the Iranian people grapple with poverty and COVID-19 and the region burns in the flames of war and terrorism, underlines the need to reimpose the international arms embargo on Iran’s regime.

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Iran news in brief, August 22, 2020

U.S. Designates Iran Regime’s Terrorists for Assassinating Kazem Rajavi
Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 394 Cities Surpasses 92,300

Iran news in brief, August 22, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Saturday, August 22, 2020, marks the 280th day since the beginning of the nationwide Iran protests.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) has identified 755 of the more than 1500 protesters killed by the regime so far.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has called on the United Nations to urgently send an international fact-finding mission to Iranian prisons to meet with the detainees.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE UPRISING:

Number of uprising cities: 191

Number of martyrs: At least 1500

Number of injured: More than 4,000

Number of detainees: More than 12,000

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