NCRI - Mullah Hossein Noori Hamedani, one of the regime’s senior clergies in Qom and a figure close to Khamenei, has announced that protesting against regime’s Guardian Council is forbidden.
Vetting the candidates of regime’s various election shows is one of the duties the state council is tasked with.
Now with regime’s presidential election show getting closer, the debate over qualifying or disqualifying the candidates has once again turned into a real conflict between regime’s rival bands.
NCRI - In an article about Iranian regime’s interventions in the region, Jordan’s Al-Ra’i newspaper writes:
The Iranian regime has gone too far by starting a game much bigger than its role, while not being afraid of insulting Jordan.
NCRI - A number of farmers and ranchers in Kuhdasht gathered in front of the headquarters of regime’s governor in Kuhdasht, forming a human chain to protest against national land degradation.
One of the farmers in the rally said in this regard “our lands have been seized by some at gunpoint, while the officials have conducted no investigations in this regard so far.”
“In addition to our lands, our livestock are not immune from their intimidation, either”, he added.
NCRI - The Iranian regime’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been disqualified from running in the May 19 Presidential election, state media reported.
The Guardian Council, whose members are appointed by the regime’s Supreme Leader, disqualified all but six of the candidates for the election.
Amid continued clashes between rival factions of the regime in the lead-up to the mullahs’ sham election, and following earlier hints that the Guardian Council would disqualify Ahmadinejad, his aides had threatened to disrupt the presidential campaign.
NCRI - Threats of building new cases for two political prisoners:
Shahin Zoghitabar was called to information security and Farhang Pourmansouri was summoned to the inspection of the prison, on Tuesday, April 17th. At the information security, Shahin Zoghitabar was threaten by IRGC elements that if he gets involved in political activities or writes letters to those outside of the prison, he would face a new prison case. At the same time, Farhang Pourmansouri was threatened that there was a complaint against him, claiming misconduct from the prison master “Mohammadi”. Therefore, a new case has been prepared for him.
On April 19, 2017 an article titled ‘European nations need to co-operate with US on #Iran policy’ written by Lord Maginnis of Drumglass was published on ‘eureporter’. Among other issues, the article has a clear and profound answer, to a common narrative of opponents of the new U.S. policy towards Iran regime, which is formulated in this phrase: “upsetting Iran with terror-related sanctions could lead to the failure of the nuclear agreement”.
McCaul Statement on Review of Iran Deal by Trump Administration
Apr 19, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Michael McCaul (TX-10) - a senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee - released the below statement following the administration’s decision to launch an interagency review on the Iran nuclear deal.
Investigating the events before and after Bashar al-Assad’s chemical attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun, clearly indicates that the goal of this attack was to support the operations of Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) in the northern province of Hama. Since the Free Syrian Army and the Syrian opposition began to advance in the north of Hama from March 21, 2017, and reached within three kilometers of the city of Hama, the IRGC dispatched its forces in Damascus and its suburbs with its highest ranking commanders to this area. Now these forces are present in the North and West of the city of Hama and around the town of Soran. These forces include battalions of the 19th Fajr Shiraz Division, battalions of the division known as Nabi Akram of Kermanshah, Saberine special battalions of Tehran province and Ninawa brigade forces in Golestan province.
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.”