Protesters: "We hate injustice", "teachers, students, nurses, workers, unity, and unity!”
On the morning of Sunday March 12, thousands of retirees in Tehran and other cities such as Mashhad, Sari, Tabriz, Orumiyeh, Rasht, Yazd, Khorram Abad, Qom and Ferdows protested against their living conditions. The protests were held in Tehran in front of the office of Rouhani, the regime’s President, in Pasteur Street, regime, and in other cities in front of the buildings of the Organization for retirees. The demonstrators called for the equalization of their pension with other workers, pension reforms and improving their livelihoods.
The war of words coming out of the Islamic Republic of Iran continues to intensify.
New video footage of Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan further demonstrates Iran’s hostile attitude and intentions towards America and its allies.
Speaking with Iran’s state-broadcaster, the Islamic Republic of Iran News Network, Dehghan discusses his government’s strategy when it comes to dealing with its “enemies” in the West.
Iran is testing President Trump: Here’s what he should do.
Harassment of U.S. Naval forces by Iranian forces in international waters of the Persian Gulf reveals that Iran’s leadership is prepared to test the new administration: on its publicly stated commitment to confront Iran when it fails to meet its obligations under the JCPOA (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), when it violates United Nations sanctions, or when it engages in destabilizing activities in the region. Raymond Tanter and Ed Stafford wrote in ‘The Hill’ on March 12, 2017 and the article continues as follows:
Should the Gulf Negotiate Iran or De Facto Aggressor: ‘The Revolutionary Guard’?
Iran’s elite revolutionary guard, an armed force intended to protect Tehran’s theocratic regime, has registered disruptive and intrusive activity in 14 regional states. The guards operations in Syria alone cost the cleric-led regime some $100 billion. Wrote Salman Al-Dossary, former editor in chief of Asharq – Al –Awsat on this newspaper on March 12, 2017. The article continues as follows:
NCRI - As hostilities increase over upcoming so-called presidential elections in Iran in May, officials and media linked to The Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei are lashing out at Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s faction over the failures of the Iran nuclear agreement in relieving the pressures of sanctions.
“The main questions are about the unfulfilled promises by the government, including all sanctions that were to be lifted on the first day of the JCPOA implementation. This has not only never materialized, but in fact dozens of sanctions have been added,” said Hossein Shariatmadari, Khamenei’s representative from the Keyhan daily.
NCRI - The Iranian opposition held a press conference in the UK Parliament on Tuesday to reveal details about the smuggling of arms and ammunition by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) through Iran’s southern docks to Gulf countries. These new revelations gained widespread coverage in international and Arabic media.
Al Akhbariya, Saudi Arabia, 8 March 2017
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) shed light on the widespread arms smuggling carried out by the IRGC, providing aerial images and documents proving the role of IRGC commanders in this regard.
A defiant Iran pokes the world in the eye
It has become an alarming and dangerous pattern: Provocations by Iran against many nations in the region, as well as the UK, the US and its allies. On March 4, US officials said several Iranian assault crafts came dangerously close to a US Navy ship, within 150 meters. A similar incident occurred two days earlier. Wrote Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, in the ‘Arab News’ on March 10, 2017. The article continues as follows:
NCRI - By supporting terrorist groups, and fueling insecurity in the region, Iranian regime has been exporting death and destruction to neighboring countries, since the 1979 revolution, up to very this day, according to the official Saudi news agency (SPA).
This phenomenon is being repeated in Yemen, and through providing strategic, military support for the Houthi terrorists, Iranian regime has aggravated this country’s crises by smuggling arms and goods to Yemen using front companies. In this regard, various local sources have reported that Houthi terrorists have imported a large consignment of narcotics from Iran, into the country under the pretext of medical aid.
Simultaneous with the international conference on the occasion of the International Women's Day in Tirana, Albania, an elaborate photo exhibition was put on display on the history of 150 years of Iranian women's struggle for freedom.
After visiting the exhibition, Maryam Rajavi made brief remarks, lauding Iranian women's struggle. She paid tribute to the pioneering women who gave their lives for Iran's freedom and laid flowers at a monument dedicated to them.
NCRI - Here people eat chestnut bread, as they don’t have wheat flour. Poverty on the outskirts of Masjed Soleyman, the city where Iran’s first oil well was discovered, is so much that people can’t afford a gallon of kerosene, and not even a bread.
“Poverty and deprivation in the villages of Masjed Soleyman is much more that what we expected, so much so that some people even can’t afford a bread to feed their children with”, writes Revolutionary Guards’ Fars news agency on March 8.