NCRI - The authorities and the media affiliated with the Iran regime utter contradictory remarks concerning the U.S. sanctions as well as the outcomes of The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
On June 16, Khamenei's representative, Hossein Shariatmadari in the state-run Kayhan Newspaper Office stated, "JCPOA was a hustle for the Iran regime. They took concession from us and instead they promised us jam tomorrow."
NCRI - According to former head of Tehran Economics University, the real unemployment rate is several times higher than officially announced and it’s not going to decrease in the near future. Earlier, regime’s labor minister had also announced that the country’s unemployment rate would not decrease in the next few years.
Earlier this year, regime’s Statistics Center announced in its detailed 2016 job market report that the country’s number of unemployed were three millions.
The Iranian regime's support to so-called Shi'ite groups in Iraq is obstructing efforts to bridge the sectarian divide ahead of a parliamentary election next year, Iraqi Vice President Iyad Allawi said on Friday.
Iraqi leaders hope to restore control over all Iraqi territory, defeating Islamic State, before an election due by the middle of next year, Reuters reported.
NCRI - During the excruciating summer heat, water shortage and continuous power outages in various areas of Sistan & Baluchistan Province, southeast Iran, are deteriorating by the day.
“Sistan, with 50 degree C heat, is suffering from water shortages and power outages in many areas, covering around 10,000 people,” the state-run Hamoon website reported.With decreasing drinking water levels in the city of Zabol, the amount of mineral water is also decreasing in stores and water sources are unable to produce the necessary volume of purified water.
NCRI - Iran is facing a variety of environmental problems resulting from mismanagement and destructive policies practiced recently by the Iranian regime.
Iran’s natural resources are being used three times their capacity, according to the deputy environment protection organization. Increasing temperatures have placed Iran before new crises.
NCRI - Senator John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Forces Committee, applauded the adoption of a recent resolution with a 98-2 vote calling for new sanctions on Iran.
The legislation also holds Iran accountable by imposing new sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile program, applying terrorism sanctions to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, imposing sanctions on Iranians engaged in human rights abuses, and tightening enforcement of arms embargoes on the Iranian regime.
NCRI - According to the published reports, regime's brutal police forces have attacked and beaten up the protesting laid off workers and their families of Aqdareh gold mine in Western Azerbaijan province on June 15, 2017.
This mine is located in Takht-e-Soleiman region of Takab city in West Azerbaijan. Workers stated that their protest was peaceful, but they were attacked by police forces.
NCRI - Along with the escalation of factional infightings among various regime’s factions, over recent Khamenei’s order to regime’s agents about “fire at will”, Iran's regime deputy parliament speaker in response to this order said: ‘the fire at will is bilateral”, for example, if freedom of speech is disregarded, here are students, and also other people, who will dispose fire, and the same will be for whatsoever reason, when the authorities have not fulfilled their duties.
NCRI - 300 coal miners of South Pabdana, Zarand (South East of Iran) held protest rally demanding their unpaid wages on June 13 and 14 June, 2017. According to the state run news agency ILNA, workers of this trade Community are saying, that they have overdue wages, not paid for 6 to 8 months, adding: The main reasons for their protest is lack of employer’s attention of South Pabdana’s mine to their payment demands, as a result, we have gathered yesterday and today to protest with a number of our coworkers within the workplace (at the crossing of Zarand to Kerman highway).
NCRI - During the thirty-fifth session of the Human Rights Council at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, which is already underway, the association of international women representative for human rights, speaking at the meeting, counting increasing cases of executions and human rights violations in Iran, called for a comprehensive investigation of the UN’s scrutiny of the perpetrators of the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988.