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Latest News in Brief – May 2, 2020

May 2, 2020: Latest News
May 2, 2020: Latest News

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UPDATE: 7:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 38,300 Deaths, May 2, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 38,300 Deaths, May 2, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST
Over 38,300 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF MAY 2, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, May 2, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 38,300 in 309 cities across Iran.
The death toll in various provinces include: 2450 in Isfahan, 2430 in Mazandaran, 1840 in Khuzestan, 1390 in Alborz, 1190 in West Azerbaijan, 985 in Fars, 890 in Lorestan, 145 in Hormozgan. This is in addition to cases registered in other provinces.

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UPDATE: 3:45 PM CEST

U.S. Slaps New Sanctions on Iran Regime’s Front Company in Iraq

U.S. Slaps New Sanctions on Iran Regime’s Front Company in Iraq
US Treasury building

The United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), in a press release on May 1, announced its designation of Amir Dianat, an Iranian regime agent in Iraq and his company which operates as a front company for the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force 

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UPDATE: 3:00 PM CEST

Ken Blackwell – Iran Threatens the Entire World With Its Secrecy and Mismanagement of COVID-19

Ken Blackwell - Iran Threatens the Entire World with Its Secrecy and Mismanagement of COVID-19
Ambassador Ken Blackwell’s article in the CNSNEWS

In an article published on CNSNEWS on Friday, Ambassador Ken Blackwell, a former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, elaborated on how the Iranian regime’s cover-up of the coronavirus outbreak has turned Iran into an epicenter of this disease.   

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UPDATE: 10:00 AM CEST

OAN Interviews Alireza Jafarzadeh of NCRI-US: A Vulnerable Iran Covers Up COVID-19 Death Toll

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 309 Cities Exceeds 38,000

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 309 Cities Exceeds 38,000
Over 38,000 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

Regime officials acknowledge the upward trend of the virus infections in Tehran, Fars, Boushehr, Khorasan Razavi, South Khorasan, East Azerbaijan, West Azerbaijan, Mazandaran, and Khuzestan

The state TV reported, “In Khuzestan Province, the number of people testing positive has dramatically risen. In Ahvaz, it has increased astronomically.”

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced this afternoon, Friday, May 1, 2020, that the Coronavirus fatalities in 309 cities in Iran had exceeded 38,000. The number of victims in Tehran is 6,400, Qom 3,190, Gilan 2,630, Mazandaran 2,360, Alborz 1,250, West Azerbaijan 1,170, Sistan and Baluchestan 990, Bushehr 420, Ilam 270, and South Khorasan 122.

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UPDATE: 9:15 AM CEST

“It isn’t possible to realize the rights of Iranian workers without overthrowing”: PMOI/MEK network

On the eve of the anniversary of International Workers Day on May 1st, the Iranian people and the PMOI/MEK network inside Iran highlight the solution for Iran which is the overthrow of the mullahs’ rule. They took to graffiti in public places writing messages of Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi and NCRI President Maryam Rajavi.

They wrote:
Mashhad—Maryam Rajavi: “The cry of our workers who say we are hungry is a great disgrace for the mullahs”
Tehran— “The Iranian workers will not give up”
Damavand— “It is not possible to realize the rights of Iranian workers without changing the regime.”
Tehran—Maryam Rajavi: “Hail to the imprisoned workers who are resisting in torture chambers.”
Mashhad— “We have no food on our table, Khamenei is a criminal”
Shahriar— “We have no food on our table” / “Khamenei and Rouhani are the cause of unemployment”
Isfahan— “While Khamenei has lot of wealth, we have no food on our table”
Qaemshahr— “Workers and teachers take note, the MEK is behind you and your struggle”
Kermanshah— “Our humble workers and teachers take note, the MEK is behind you and your struggle”
workers and the MEK, down with the oppressor regime”
Qazvin— “It is not possible to realize the rights of Iranian workers without changing the regime

“It isn't possible to realize the rights of Iranian workers without overthrowing”: PMOI/MEK network

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST

MEK Resistance Units mark International Workers’ Day

On the anniversary of International Workers Day on May 1st, the Iranian people and the PMOI/MEK network inside Iran highlight the solution for Iran which is the overthrow of the mullahs’ rule. They took to graffiti in public places writing massages of Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi and NCRI President Maryam Rajavi.

MEK Resistance Units mark International Workers' Day

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UPDATE: 8:45 AM CEST

US Treasury Designates IRGC-Qods Force Front Company and Owner

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Iran news in brief, May 2, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 309 Cities Exceeds 38,000
Floods Block Roads to Seven Villages in Northeast Iran
U.S. Slaps New Sanctions on Iran Regime’s Agent in Iraq

Iran news in brief, May 2, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Saturday, May 2, 2020, marks the 170th 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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