NCRI - While Iran’s Statistics Center announced a 0.1% drop in inflation rate in February compared to January, the Central Bank announced that the rate has increased 1.1% compared to previous month.
Iran's central bank on Thursday February 23 announced that the inflation rate in February reached 8.7% that compared to the previous month has increased by 1.1%.
However Iran’s Statistics Center stated in a report that the inflation rate in February reached 6.8% that compared to the previous month decreased by 0.1%.
A Washington-based lawyer for a U.S. permanent resident imprisoned in Iran by IRGC has called him as a "hostage."
Jason Poblete said in a statement on Thursday that Iranian accusations that Nizar Zakka confessed to authorities are "completely false." AP, reported on February 23, 2017.
NCRI - A state-run media affiliated with Rouhani wrote about the changes in the US policy at the end of Obama's presidency as well as the dimensions of isolation and the global exclusion burdened on the Iranian regime as the sponsor of terrorism. The news reads:"Undoubtedly, the Iranian regime has to accept the fact that the order of the world and the region has changed and a new form of alliance has been formed among the enemies of our country. We have solely encountered with a global alliance."
NCRI - Turkey has accused the Iranian regime of destabilizing the region. In response, the Iranian regime summoned the Turkish ambassador in Tehran.
The consecutive remarks made by the Turkish officials in Bahrain and Munich have outraged the Iranian regime. The Turkish officials directly accused the Iranian regime of destabilizing the countries of the region and of trying to develop the sectarian policy in Syria and Iraq.
NCRI - The Kurdish news websites reported that a young engineer girl from Kermanshah committed suicide as she got sexually abused in the detention of the Ministry of Intelligence.
According to the reports, Mahdis Mir Ghavami ended her life immediately after coming out of the detention of Kermanshah Intelligence Bureau. The news leaked out on Wednesday, February 22nd reporting that Mahdis Mir Ghavami was summoned to the Intelligence Bureau on Tuesday, January 24th and got jailed for two days. She then committed suicide as soon as she got released. This young engineer had attempted suicide by taking Aluminium phosphide poisoning tablet.
NCRI - Thousands of people held a rally in front of the Iranian Parliament on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Wednesday, February 22nd hundreds of inspectors and experts from the Ministry of Industries and Mines staged a protest in front of the Parliament of Iran demanding permanent employment and the return to work.
The situation around Damascus has become critical, so much that the United Nations has expressed concerns in this regard.
A few days before the negotiations in Geneva kicks off, Assad’s regime has stepped up military operation in opposition-controlled populated areas of Damascus, thereby killing their residents.
Khamenei terrified of Justice Movement, people’s anger over the regime’s crimes, especially the 1988 massacre
The Iranian Resistance strongly condemns the arrest of Mr. Ahmad Montazer by the religious fascism ruling Iran and calls on all international human rights organizations and freedom of expression advocates, especially the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Human Rights Council, to take urgent action for his release.
NCRI - Deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Tharallah Garrison said flying personal and private drones is banned in Tehran.
“The IRGC Tharallah Garrison is responsible to maintain the security of Tehran, and this entity must issue the authority to fly drones,” said Alireza Rabi’i on Monday, February 20th in an interview with the IRGC Quds Force-affiliated Tasnim news agency.
NCRI - Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubair said his country is ready to send ground forces to Syria under the U.S. framework to fight terrorism.
Saudi Arabia and other Arabic countries in the region are ready to station special units in Syria alongside the U.S. in the fight against extremism and terrorism, he said in an interview with Süddeutsche Zeitung daily.