NCRI - Following the earthquake in Kermanshah, the nightmare of a similar incident in Tehran with its 13 million population and dilapidated and unsafe urban areas has caused experts to come out with repeated warnings.
With a high population and density, Tehran province and the city of Tehran in particular are among the world’s most densely populated areas; a density that has sacrificed many safety measures in houses built over the past few decades. The situation is so critical that well-informed housing experts and geologists are constantly warning over lack of safety measures in mass housing projects and the threats any possible incident could bring about.
NCRI - Iran regime’s Fars news agency posted a video of angry residents in Sarpol-e Zahab, complaining of what they described as a lack of attention and news coverage of their dilemma. "People need water and food. Help us," a man says in the video from the town, which is located in a largely Kurdish-populated area."There's not even a good team covering the news about us, and there's no one removing the debris, people here are not part of Iran? Are we not part of this nation?" another man asks.
November 23, Forbes – Heshmat Alavi.They say a news event has a three-day lifespan. The regime in Tehran is counting on such a theory to have the international community move on after the recent earthquake that shook western Iran. Each passing day further reveals the scope of this vast catastrophe.
“More than 1,000 people have lost their lives,” Iranian MP Ahmad Safari said to the official ILNA news agency 72 hours after the quake. “I went to a village where they said they pulled 20 corpses from under the rubble. They were not even counted in the death toll. 70 people died just in one alley of the town of Sarpol-e Zahab. Another 250 were killed in the Mehr housing complex.”
NCRI - Apologists for the Iranian Regime are claiming that US sanctions are stopping humanitarian aid from reaching the victims of this month’s earthquake on the Iran-Iraq border but this is simply not true.
On Sunday, November 12, a massive earthquake hit the border region leaving hundreds dead and thousands wounded, and hundreds of thousands homeless. It is no less than a nationwide crisis.
Shortly after, Trita Parsi, the president of National Iranian American Council (NIAC), which is effectively a mouthpiece for the Regime, took advantage of the disaster to suit his own political agenda.
NCRI - If happened in Tehran, the recent earthquake in Western Iran could’ve left one million dead and injured 19 million Iranians live in 14 thousand hectares of dilapidated urban areas across the country.
How many people will die in Iran’s next major earthquake? How many children will be left orphan and how many houses will be destroyed?
In an article by Majid Rousta, board member of Urban Construction and Renovation Holding Company, state-run Shahrefarda website writes “140 thousand hectares of Iran’s urban areas are dilapidated, historic, or residing place of poor marginal dwellers, in which more than 19 million Iranians live. Besides, many of these places are unlawfully built and not officially listed.”Aside from all the problems and issues involved with dilapidated areas, lives of more than 19million Iranians is threatened by such natural disasters as earthquake, flood, or even a heavy rain.
NCRI - Almost a week ago, an earthquake measuring 7.3 struck the mountainous area in the Iran-Iraq border region. It was felt from as far away as Turkey and there are reports that the death toll is 530.
It was a highly destructive earthquake and tens of thousands of people have been left homeless and left to brave the cold weather conditions.
It was more powerful that the devastating earthquake that hit Mexico a few months ago.
NCRI - On Sunday, November 12, 2017, Mr. Hashem Khastar, representative of the Teachers' Guild Association of Iran, in an article on his Facebook account, addressed Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Iranian regime, while chastising Khamenei and calling him a dictator and expressing hope that the Iranian nation will soon achieve freedom.
The article reads in part:
NCRI - The head of Iranian regime’s Basij organization (the paramilitary suppressive force) announced the plan to establish patrols of the neighbourhoods. The state-run Etemad newspaper on Thursday compared formation of these patrols with the measures taken by “Revolutionary Committees” during the 1980s.
According to state-run ISNA news agency, in a news conference on Wednesday November 15, Gholamhossein Gheybparvar said: “We want to reduce the number of checkpoints and turn them into neighbourhood patrols.”
NCRI - Iranian regime’s MP: The number of dead is much higher than official statistics; in my opinion, more than 1,000 people died in the earthquake.
Days after the 7.3 magnitude earthquake in Kermanshah province, and following various reports on inaction of the Iranian regime's authorities to address the earthquake, government media reflected a corner of the catastrophic situation of people in the quake-stricken areas.