Nine prisoners on death row, three verdicts for hand amputation
The mullahs' regime's henchmen sent 10 inmates to the gallows in Qum and Zabol on February 13. One of them was executed while his appeal had been sent to the regime's judiciary. Also, three other prisoners, 29 and 30 years old, were executed in Jiroft and Mashhad prisons on February 11 and 12.
Why Iran Tried To Assassinate Me -- And How I Survived
This article by Mr. Hossein Abedini, an Iranian parliamentarian in exile, and a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, appeared in Forbes on February 13, 2017. The following is the full text.
NCRI - By enforcing a policy of an all-out censorship and disregard for The People's Mojahedin Organization Of Iran (PMOI/ MEK) on all the media outlets across Iran, for many years Iranian regime had tried to neutralize the popularity of MEK as the only organized resistance against the religious fascism ruling Iran, but it didn’t work and the rising trend of youths joining MEK proved it wrong, as a result the Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) came up with a totally reverse conclusion, which was: instead of continuation of the failed media policy of ‘Disregarding MEK ’, regime should try to ‘publicize but tarnish’ its image.
NCRI - The Saudi Foreign Minister visited his Turkish Counterpart in Ankara. Meanwhile, the Turkish Minister of Defense traveled to Saudi Arabia. The two regional powers have the similar stance regarding the interference of the Iranian regime in the region."
Al-Arabiya TV interview with the deputy editor of Al-Riyadh Newspaper of Saudi Arabia, February 11th 2017
NCRI - The Director of the National Security and Terrorism Studies Department at the Gulf Research Center, Mustafa Alani believes that the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) should be treated like ISIS.
The following is his interview with Al-Arabiya TV aired on 11 February 2017:
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2017 — The National Council of Resistance of Iran, U.S. Representative Office (NCRI-US) will hold a press conference to reveal for the first time information on the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) command headquarters for terrorist training of foreign mercenaries and a number of training centers in different parts of Iran.
NCRI - Fearing an end of an era of U.S. policy towards Tehran by arrival of the new US Administration, The regime in Tehran state-run Etemad Newspaper warned: "we have to be concerned about the presence of Trump in the White House."
The state-run Shargh Newspaper also warned that some internal circles within the regime In Teharn: “The world will be full of dangers with Trump's Administration. His intentions towards the system [Iranian regime] should be taken seriously. He actually targets the system. His conducts should be carefully monitored and no hasty decision has to be made."
NCRI - Sadegh Zibakalam, a political science professor at Tehran State University, and associate of former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who was himself responsible in dispatching of university students to war with Iraq, in which many of them got killed, recently admitted to the crimes of regime against MEK, his statements were published in the state run ‘Gooya-News’ website.
Zibakalam stated: “Iranian regime, has killed thousands of MEK members just like killers of Imam Hossain (a 7th century revolutionary Shiite leader who made the ultimate sacrifice for social justice in the face of corruption and tyranny).”
Americans must be wary of Iranian influence over US media
Many seemingly important news reports that gained attention in 2016 turned out to be marred with falsified information.
A major threat to the dissemination of true information to U.S. citizens lies in the existence of suspicious figures sent by foreign countries for the purposes of espionage and influence over U.S. foreign policy.
NCRI - In an article titled “conspiracy puzzle against the Islamic Republic”, state run Shargh newspaper writes “despite all that we laid out in Syrian war, today Russia and Turkey are taking advantage of the achievements.”
“In a situation when the United States and its allies are looking for an excuse to portray Iran as the nuclear deal violator, the missile test has provided the Trump administration with enough excuse to form a new coalition against us”, adds the newspaper.