NCRI - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement on the protests against the Iranian regime in the city of Mashhad on Thursday, 28 December 2017:
"Even after the billions in sanctions relief they secured through the nuclear deal, the ayatollahs still can't provide for the basic needs of their own people-perhaps because they've funneled so much of that money into their campaign of regional aggression in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen. The protests in Mashhad show that a regime driven by such a hateful ideology cannot maintain broad popular support forever, and we should support the Iranian people who are willing to risk their lives to speak out against it."
NCRI - Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in a number cities in Iran to demonstrate against the clerical regime and price rises for the second day.
Protesters chanted 'Death to the dictator' and 'Not Gaza, not Lebanon, my life for Iran’.
NCRI - Remarks by the governor of Rezvanshahr (Northern Iran) about the suicide of a woman and her two children in the city provoked an outrage among the workers of the Chuka Paper Manufacturing Company of Talesh County.
The governor in an interview with state-run Tasnim news agency affiliated to terrorist Quds force claimed that the suicided woman was insane and crazy. This is while the woman who committed suicide along with her two children was the wife of a worker at Talesh’s Chuka Paper Manufacturing Company who had not received his salaries for many months and were living in absolute poverty.
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 - Thousands of Iranians chanted anti-regime slogans, including against the regime's President Hassan Rouhani, in protests in a number of Iranian cities including the north-eastern city of Mashhad on Thursday, December 28.
Mashhad is the second most populous city in Iran and capital of Razavi Khorasan Province. It is located in the northeast of the country, bordering with Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.
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 - The United Arab Emirates’ federal appeals court in Abu Dhabi sentenced a 28-year-old Emirati military to 15 years in prison for espionage for Iran.
The person was convicted of transferring confidential military information to staff of the Iranian embassy in Abu Dhabi, according to the Emirates’ al-Bayan newspaper.
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.”
NCRI - In response to judiciary spokesman’s allegations of mental disorder against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, former president’s advisor Ali-Akbar Javanfekr alleges that Gholamhosein Ejei is also suffering a mental illness.
Meanwhile, Hamid Baghaei, vice-president for executive affairs during Ahmadinejad’s presidency, has gone even further to compare Ejei to Nazis’ SS Commander.
NCRI - A 10-year-old girl has been summoned to disciplinary committee because of her photos of being published in gymnastics costumes!
She has allegedly participated in a gymnastic match in Malaysia with a ‘non-Islamic’ costume, during a family trip to Armenia.
Iran regime’s Tasnime news agency, reported on Monday December 25: recently the images of an Iranian gymnast girl have been published, showing her participating in competitions hosted by Kuala Lumpur city in Malaysia, in which hijab cover and appropriate Costume are not seen by this young girl and her costume is just like the ones non Moslems wear during the matches.
Former Iran regime’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad renewed on Monday his criticism of senior officials, attacking the policies of current President Hassan Rouhani over the recently unveiled state budget, while also demanding the restructuring of the judiciary.
He said before a student gathering that the budget had deprived some 40 million Iranians from government-approved aid.
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.”