NCRI - In a letter to the UN Secretary General, Yemen’s Permanent Representative to the UN demanded that the Houthi militias be listed as a terrorist group. He also accused the Iranian regime of threatening the international shipping by supporting Houthi militias to attack ships in Bab-el-Mandeb Strait.
In a shocking crime in Ardebil Prison, northwest Iran, authorities chained an inmate by the name of Abbas Alipour to a light pole in the prison courtyard and left him in the winter cold. This hideous torture method continued for many days and nights, resulting in the prisoner’s death on February 15th.
This vicious practice has turned into a trending method in the regime’s prisons. Prior to this Mohammad Saber Malek Reisis from Iran’s Baluch minority, an exiled political prisoner, was chained in this prison’s courtyard for 14 hours.
Arab NATO versus the Iranian ‘Warsaw Pact’
Around 100 years of the region’s history is made up of changing camps and shifting alliances and what is being said about the idea of proposing an Arab quartet NATO will be another normal reaction against Iran’s active tripartite alliance. Wrote Abdulrahman al-Rashed in Al-Arabiya net on February 21, 2017
How did Iran read the rapid developments in the region?
Has Iran read the Gulf message which the Kuwaiti foreign minister carried well? What did Iran read into the American stance following Michael Flynn’s resignation? How did it read the Russian stance from the Astana conference? And most importantly how did it read the Israeli stance? Did it read it based on Benjamin Netanyahu’s desire to maintain some of the points of the nuclear agreement which delays the rise of a nuclear Iranian state? Or did it read it through Israel’s point of view of restraining Iran in terms of its support of Hamas and Hezbollah? Wrote, Sawsan Al Shaer, in Al-Arabiya on February 21.
NCRI - There is a huge amount of corruption within Iran’s Red Crescent, due to interference by the Iranian Regime, according to a report by the Fars news agency, which is affiliated to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.
They reported that corruption and incompetence plagued the humanitarian organisation, leaving it unable to care for the vulnerable and the sick.
Doha, Feb. 21, 2017. Arab Parliament Speaker Dr. Mshaal bin Fahm Al-Salami said that the Iranian regime poses a grave threat to national Arab security, citing Iran's continual occupation of three UAE islands, interference in domestic affairs of the Arab countries, spread of sectarian strife, formation of armed militias, and issuance of hostile statements against the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Republic of Yemen.
The government of Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has formally requested the United Nations Security Council to designate the Houthi militias as “terrorists,” Al Arabiya English reported.
A letter read out by Yemen’s envoy to the United Nations Khaled al-Yamani on Saturday highlighted the Iranian regime's interferences by supplying weapons to Houthi militias.
If the Iranian regime wants dialogue with the Gulf Arab states, it must stop interfering in its neighbors’ internal affairs, the UAE has said.
“[The Iranian regime's Foreign Minister Javad] Zarif calls for a regional dialogue in the Arabian Gulf. For the dialogue to be serious and away from propaganda, Tehran must stop interfering in the internal affairs of its neighbors,” said UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash on Twitter.
Turkish Foreign Ministry has denounced Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman’s remarks that Turkey should not test Iran’s patience.
"It is neither acceptable nor comprehensible for a country [Iran] -- which does not even hesitate to push to the battlefield the refugees seeking shelter from crises -- to accuse others of being responsible for regional tensions and instability," Foreign Ministry spokesman Huseyin Muftuoglu told reporters in Ankara on Monday.
NCRI - Last week, the price of U.S. Dollar was up from 3791 to 3797. Price of each newly designed Bahar Azadi gold coin reached one million and 169 thousand tomans, a 5600 toman increase compared to its price a day before.
As for the stock exchange, shares of seven auto manufacturing groups were traded lower in the capital market, according to gold and jewelry union website.