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Tuesday’s Iran Mini Report – May. 08, 2018

• Trump teases Iran nuclear deal announcement

President Donald Trump will announce his decision on whether the US will pull out of the Iran nuclear accord at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, he wrote in a tweet.

“I will be announcing my decision on the Iran Deal tomorrow from the White House,” he wrote Monday afternoon.

Trump is weighing whether to continue waiving sanctions on Iran’s energy and banking sector that were lifted as part of the 2015 agreement in exchange for curbs on Tehran’s nuclear program.

The President is widely expected to exit the nuclear deal, which he excoriated even before he winning the White House as the “worst deal ever” and promised to tear up on his first day in office.
• Workers Of Sadr Steel Company In Khorramabad, Iran Protest To Delayed Salary Payments

On Monday, May 7, 2018, workers of the Sadr Steel Company in Khorramabad, Iran gathered in front of the Governorate of the city to protest against the nonpayment of their 10-month salaries.

The workers of Sadr Steel Company once again gathered in front of the factory. The factory was shut down in early August 2017 and about 180 workers have not been paid for 10 months.

• Second Day Of Protest By Workers Of Persian Gulf Transportation Company In Tehran, Iran

On Monday, May 7, 2018, a number of workers from the Persian Gulf Transportation Company, after a gathering yesterday in front of the privatization building, referred to police station 134 in Shahrak-e Gharb, Tehran province, Iran and asked for the authorities to meet with them.

Apparently, a number of protesting workers had set up tents in front of the privatization organization since last night.

• Protest Gathering Of Expelled Workers Of Iran Ghouti Canning Company In Qazvin, Iran

On Monday, May 7, 2018, Iran Ghouti canning company workers from Iran’s Alborz industrial city of Qazvin gathered in protest against their dismissal and unemployment.

During their protest gathering, the unemployed workers had banners written on them: “Iran Ghouti commits a crime, social security supports it”, and “Labor rights trampled on for what price?”

After several months of unemployment, these workers went to Iran’s judiciary to demand the payment of their wage arrears. However, the co-ordination between the agents of the Social Security Organization and Iran Ghouti Company with the Judiciary of Iran lead their efforts futile.

• A welcoming message to the participants in the Washington Convention 

Kermanshah. 7 May 2018– A team of activists, supporters of the PMOI/MEK, in the city of Songhor, located in Kermanshah province, gave a welcoming message to those who participated in the Washington Convention on Saturday, May 5. The team, as it appeared in a video, writes a graffiti, “down with Khamenei” on the concrete blast walls in the road connecting Songhor to the city of Kermanshah.

• Hezbollah claims ‘victory’ in Lebanon’s election after early results suggest boost

Hezbollah has hailed a “great victory” in Lebanon’s election, after the Iran-backed group and its allies looked set to secure a majority in parliament.

Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, said that the results of Sunday’s vote were a “political and moral victory for the resistance”, as he refers to the Iran-backed movement formed in the 1980s to fight Israel.