NCRI - Factional disputes over Iran’s presidency, especially regarding economics, continue as we speak and each faction accuses the other, confessing to the grave public hatred and poor economic and social conditions.
“[Iranian President Hassan] Rouhani speaks of economic conditions improving. But he would be more informed about the economic situation if he took a step out of his office. It would become crystal clear for him that only 4% of the society is happy with the status quo. The truth is that people from all walks of life are very unhappy as small and large production units are forced to shut down one after another,” said Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf as he registered his candidacy.
NCRI - Following its 282 percent loss in the stock exchange, it’s now more likely that Iranian regime’s Saderat Bank be delisted from the market and relegated to off-exchange trading, while the bank’s investors are blocked from trading the bank shares.
According to state-run ‘Nasim Online’ news agency, after Saderat Banks shares fell 282 percent in the last month of previous Persian year (March 2017), the possibility of the bank being delisted from the stock exchange and transferred to off-exchange market has strengthened. The bank shares fell following a disagreement between the Auditing Organizations and the Central Bank over Saderat Bank’s balance sheet.
NCRI - In a journalists’ briefing on Monday, April 17, the Spokesman of the Foreign Ministry of the clerical regime lashed out against the meeting of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, and Senator John McCain, the Chairman of the Armed Services Committee of the U.S. Senate. He said, this meeting is part of the “wrong policy and obscene conducts of the U.S. in expanding terrorism in the region,” adding, “This is a mistake that the U.S. government will pay for like other mistakes.”
NCRI - The Mayor of Tehran, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, slammed Hassan Rouhani, describing his performance as "pointless and promotional plans" over the past 4 years.
According to the state-run Mehr News, on Thursday, April 13th, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf stated, "When someone promises 100-day plans without any basis and only to earn votes, it is clear that he does not understand executive management and therefore, he turns to dishonesty."
NCRI - The Chairman of the Investment Commission of the Chamber of Commerce, Ferial Mostofi, announced that except for some small and medium-sized banks, no major international bank has offered its cooperation with Iran.
As the state-run Donya-e-Eghtesad (the World of Economy) News reported, on April 12th, 2017, the Investment Commission held its first summit after the New Year to investigate the factors influencing investment from the perspective of the international community, as well as the best strategies to attract foreign investment after the lifting of sanctions. In this meeting, Mostofi referred to all the unsolved problems originating from the sanctions, as well as their impact on all economic issues in Iran. She stated that the necessary conditions are not prevalent in order to identify the strategic sectors.
NCRI - The mullahs 'anti-human regime on April 12 hanged 27-year-old Rahman Hosseinpour while suffering from mental illness in Tabriz prison. He was taking daily 30 tranquilizer pills and was imprisoned in the psychotherapy ward. On April 4 another ill prisoner detained in Tabriz prison was executed after four years in prison. On April 11 in the same prison two ill brothers were attacked after going to the prison clinic and were later transferred to solitary confinement.
On April 16, 2017 Al Arabiya News Channel in an interview with General Ahmed Asiri, the spokesperson for Arab alliance forces fighting in backing the legitimate government in Yemen, exposed the existence of an “Iranian scheme to attack the security and stability of Saudi Arabia.”
This conspiracy would have been initiated from the Yemeni border, which urged Saudi forces to move to protect the nation’s territory, Asiri stated, referring to the military intervention launched by Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab countries in 2015 codenamed Operation Decisive Storm.
NCRI - Former Iranian MP Ahmad Tavakoli and Abbas Abdi, a known member of the so-called “reformist” camp in Iran, issued a statement admitting how institutionalized financial and economic corruption in Iran have resulted in senior officials becoming “concession greedy” and how “this corruption will eventually find more depth, and today we are faced with systematic and networked corruption.”
The ruling plunderers and embezzlers are directly responsible for the expansion of human and financial losses
The Iranian Resiastance's President-elect Maryam Rajavi expressed her condolences to the families of victims killed in the disastrous flood hitting four provinces. She wished rapid recovery for the injured and called on the nation, particularly the courageous youths, to act independently and rush to the aid of those afflicted in the flood storm.
NCRI - The social media company Telegram denied remarks made by Iranian Communications Minister Mahmoud Vaezi based on the launch of its voice phone service in Iran hinging on the consensus of operators.
“Establishing Telegram’s voice communication is conditioned on mobile phone operators in Iran,” Vaezi had claimed. Telegram responded to a question in this regard on its website, saying we are providing our voice service across the globe and in our opinion Iran is no different from any other country in the world. This service will be launched in due time in Iran, the company added.