On April 19, 2017 and article written by Abigail Williams and Jacob Pramuc titled “Tillerson: Iran Left ‘Unchecked’ Could Follow North Korea’s Path” was published on ‘NBC News’ the following are excerpts of that article:
On Wednesday Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said: the U.S. will conduct a "comprehensive review" of its policy toward Iran, including the 2016 nuclear deal, which he said had merely delayed Iran's goal of becoming a nuclear state.
Rouhani, President of the religious fascism ruling Iran on April 18 acknowledged that: “Figures show that in the eleventh government (Rouhani’s government) the budget of defense capability compared to the beginning of this government has had 145% growth and that means that in hard economic times, the government efforts were to further strengthen the country's armed forces. The eleventh government is proud to have taken steps in three and a half years, from the armed forces’ strategic equipment and facilities viewpoint, equal to ten years prior to it.” In a disgusting praise for Khamenei and repressive organs, he added: “The feature of our armed forces is that they have a commander in chief and this command is derived from Islam, Islamic jurisprudence, justice, and moderation.”
NCRI - According to the news, the political prisoner, Omar Farhang, went on a hunger strike on April 16th, in Ardabil Prison to protest against the unbearable pressures and the lack of medical care in the prison.
The family of this political prisoner lives in Urmia (northwest of Iran). He and his family have repeatedly requested of the Judiciary and the criminal warden to transfer him to the hospital, but the authorities did not pay attention to these demands.
NCRI - The political prisoner, Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, in Gohardasht (Rajai Shahr) Prison protested against the sabotage of the prison guards, since they refused to take him to the hospital for treatment.
The agents of the regime in prison said that they will not transfer Ebrahimzadeh to the hospital unless he wears the prison uniform and handcuffs. The political prisoner refused and protested against the order.
NCRI - The political prisoners of Ardabil Prison, in a statement, boycotted the sham Presidential Election that is going to be held on May 19th, 2017. They have urged all Iranians to make rational and right decisions on the future of Iran, as well as its problems. The prisoners also asked the Iranians not to participate in the Election and to stand against the oppressive regime.
NCRI - In reaction to remarks made a few days ago by regime’s MP ‘Mahmoud Sadeghi’ about the ‘astronomical salaries’ paid in the judicial branch, regime’s head of judiciary has accused Sadeghi of acting in line with the attacks made by enemies from abroad.
According to state-run IRNA news agency, Sadegh Larijani claimed on Monday April 17 that “over the past few years, the judiciary has been faced with severe attacks by enemies, and unfortunately some from inside.”
NCRI - A group of Steel Industry retirees held a rally in front of the Steel Pension Fund in Tehran this morning, Tuesday, April 18th, 2017. They were protesting the discontinuation of their health insurance benefits.
Participants in this rally were chanting the slogan, “If there is one embezzlement less, our insurance problems will be resolved.” With this protest, they were also announcing their disgust against the officials of Hassan Rouhani’s administration.
NCRI - According to Tasnim News Agency Online, Asak bicycle manufacturing factory in Ghochan, which was one of the largest bicycle manufacturing in the Middle East and a place for creation of employment for many people in that region, officially closed on April 17th, 2017.
NCRI - An Iran parliament member of Industries and Mines Commission reported that Iran's automotive industry’s "mafia" is "jeopardizing the citizens’ safety and welfare.”
Javad Hosseinikia of Industries and Mines Commission reported on a meeting held with members of the auto-manufacturing industry on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
Two juvenile offenders facing execution
Three inmates were executed on Tuesday, April 18 in the prisons of Shiraz and Tabriz. Ten days prior to the executions, authorities in Adel Abad Prison of Shiraz had horrifically amputated the hand of one of the inmates. One of the two prisoners executed in Tabriz Central Prison was 28 years of age.