The Iranian regime has banned tours on this year's Yalda festival - which marks the Northern Hemisphere’s shortest night of the year - and warned offenders that they will be 'dealt with'.
Shab-e Yalda, or Yalda night, is celebrated on the night between the last day of the ninth month (Azar) and the first day of the tenth month (Day) of the Iranian civil calendar, which corresponds to the night of December 20 or 21 each year.
The Iranian regime has not been flexible enough in talks with the West aimed at halting the regime's project to build a nuclear bomb, officials from Britain and France said this week.
The criticism of Iran's stance at the end of another round of negotiations between the regime and officials from the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China.
Hassan Rouhani, the president of the clerical regime in Iran has issued his support for Syrian dictator Basher al-Assad and praised his regime's fight against 'terrorism and foreign conspiracies'.
Hassan Rouhani said after a meeting with Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi this week: "Stability of Syria proves the line of resistance cannot be defeated."
Iran may played a role in a recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment after the company released a film about the fictional assassination of North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un.
The FBI believes the Iranian regime, as well as China or Russia, could have provided the highly sophisticated malware that corrupted Sony's computers, an intelligence source said.
NCRI - Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, described the 61st resolution condemning the brutal and systematic violation of human rights in Iran adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 18, 2014, as another decisive document on illegitimacy of having economic and political relationship with the ruling clerical regime in Iran and added: "This resolution leaves no doubt that the regime's appalling human rights record must be referred to the Security Council for binding and preventive measures, and those responsible for 120,000 political executions must be brought to justice."
Iranian dissidents in Camp Liberty have staged a protest at psychological torture by Iraqi guards who are broadcasting sound into the camp through giant loudspeakers.
One camp resident told the Al-Jazeera news channel on Wednesday: "We are protesting today the sound torture of Camp Liberty by Iraqi intelligence agents. For 45 days, agents of the Iranian regime that were stationed here during the previous Iraqi government have began torturing residents by broadcasting sound into the camp, closest to where the sick are housed."
Iran's Baha'is minority have no civil rights in the regime because their beliefs are contrary to Islam, a senior cleric close to Hassan Rouhani has decreed.
Mohammad Mousavi-Bodjnordi - head of Iran's civil rights watchdog - told the state-run Fars news agency: "The Baha'i belief is contrary to Islam. In Iran, Baha'is have no civil rights and in particular, they do not have the right to study."
The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday slammed the violations of human rights by the Iranian regime.
The resolution criticizes the Iranian regime's use of inhuman punishments, including flogging and amputations, and its use of the death penalty against young people under age 18.
OPEC countries will earn around $700 billion dollars from oil exports in 2014, a drop of 14 per cent on the previous year - but Iran's decrease in oil revenue could be even steeper, America's Energy Information Administration has announced.
The drop in oil earning was due to a fall in OPEC oil exports and lower oil prices, with the 2014 average for Brent crude oil projected to be eight per cent below the average 2013 price, the EIA report said.
NCRI - The cruel medical blockade on Camp Liberty and hampering access of residents to medical services continues.
On 15 December 2014, while all coordination for transfer of five patients to hospital had been made, in the last minutes and for no reason, the Iraqi agents prevented the patients’ departure and thus they missed all of their medical appointments.