NCRI - With the rise in prices for the most basic and public needs, an economic expert of the Iranian regime outlined an organized surge in prices, saying any increase in prices was made with the green light of government officials.
“Milk, yogurt and eggs have become more expensive; the price of dairies has doubled over the past year” government media reflected these headlines, showing a wave of expensiveness and rising prices that has broken people's back and made the table of poor people emptier.
NCRI - A member of the Iranian parliament says the number of suicides in the earthquake-affected areas of Kermanshah is increasing.
Shahab Naderi, in an interview with the parliament news agency of the regime called ‘the House of Mellat’, stated that there were four fatalities in the freezing cold weather, and at least 20 people had committed suicide. According to these statistics, the number of casualties will certainly rise on daily bases.
NCRI - The Iranian regime’s ministry of health said the life span of 50% of Tehran's hospitals has been over 50 years old and parts of these hospitals are among the "most unsafe (vulnerable) buildings”.
According to the state-run Mehr news agency on Wednesday, September 27, Hassan Hashemi said one of the "serious concerns" regarding the possibility of an earthquake is “irresistibility” of the hospitals in the country, particularly in Tehran.
NCRI - According to head of Iran University of Medical Science’s Burn Research Center, the country’s number of self-immolation cases is on the rise while nearly 30,000 people are hospitalized each year due to burn injuries, a too high figure considering Iran’s population.
In an interview with state-run ILNA news agency on Sunday December 24, Mohammad-Javad Fatemi pointed to self-immolation as one the most tragic types of burn, saying “it’s quite commonplace in such areas like Ilam, Kordestan, Kermanshah, Sistan and Baluchestan, and northern Khuzestan.”
Iran’s foreign minister encountered an angry response on Sunday when he took to Twitter on Christmas Eve to wish a “happy and peaceful Christmas to all.”
Citing a verse from the Quran, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif – a key architect, with former US Secretary of State John Kerry, of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal – declared: “May Christ’s universal message of peace be embraced in the coming year.”
NCRI - An Iranian regime’s MP has warned over excessive housing projects in Tehran, saying that under such conditions, aid workers won’t be able to do anything should a magnitude seven earthquake hit the city.
In an interview with state-run ISNA news agency following the December-20th magnitude 5.2 earthquake striking Tehran and some other cities around the capital, Abdolreza Hashemizaei, member of regime’s parliamentary commission on councils and internal affairs, warned over excessive construction taking place in the city.
NCRI - Roughly 66,000 people in Iran have HIV and almost half of them are unaware, according to estimates by the Iranian Regime, but as the Regime routinely underreports statistics that make the country look bad, it is likely this number is much higher.
For instance, in 2009, the World Health Organisation estimated that there are over 100,000 AIDS sufferers in Iran out of an 80 million population. HIV develops into AIDS overtime, meaning that the number of HIV sufferers is likely much higher than 66,000.
NCRI - Due to using non-standard and outdated safety equipments, there are currently extremely harsh working conditions in Iran’s coal mines, threatening lives of thousands of the country’s coal miners.
“Lives of 13,000 coal miners are in danger”, says head of Iran’s Coalmine Community.
NCRI - The Iranian Regime has promised to investigate the poor construction of government housing in Iran that contributed to the death toll during the recent earthquake, but as the old saying goes when you point a finger, there are three pointing back at you.
The 7.3 magnitude quake on the border between Iran and Iraq killed over 530 people, with the majority of deaths attributed to poorly built houses constructed by the Regime as part of the Mehr (kindness) housing project under former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.