NCRI - The so called reformist faction warned about the dangers of the transformed political situation on the international level, and called on Khamenei (supreme leader of the regime) to accept major overhaul in the Islamic Republic.
Tajzadeh, a so called reformist element said in panic: One of the reasons for the importance of national reconciliation is the international situation. After coming to power of Trump, there are things that threaten us and their elimination requires the cooperation and coordination of all forces, because it appears that Trump is seeking an excuse to settle accounts with Iran.
NCRI - Chief Executive of the Participation Front and the Deputy Minister of Economy and Advisor to the Minister of Energy in the government of Mohammad Khatami, described the fraud of officials a structural problem of the Iranian regime.
Safaei Farahani says that in the past 38 years people's rights have been neglected.
NCRI - In a letter from inside Zabol Central Prison Southeastern Iran, the political prisoner Arjang Davoudi describes prison’s humiliating conditions and how the prisoners are tortured there:
My fellow Iranians!
NCRI - “There are 256 tower blocks in Tehran, of which no information is available in Tehran municipality. If for any reason, something similar to Plasco incident happens for any of them, it will turn into yet another disaster”, says Pirooz Hanachi, Secretary of Iran High Council of Urban Development & Architecture.
According to state-run ISNA news agency, Hanachi said on Wednesday February 8 that “a final report is being compiled which shows there’s no information on the conditions of this number of tower blocks in Tehran.”
NCRI - Desperate moves to counter the rising popularity of MEK by Iranian regime.
Following a recently published report by The Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence, regarding the power and progress of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK), in which regime’s officials have fearfully admitted the youth’s tendency and attraction toward Mojahedin (MEK) as well as the high status of Mojahedin at home and at the international level, Hashemi Nejad the director general of a state - Funded ‘Habilian’ foundation stated:
NCRI - Mohammad-Ali Jaberzadeh, one of the most seasoned and senior officials of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) passed away on Saturday, February 11. He died in Paris after a long battle with various illnesses and health complications. He was 68.
Mr. Jaberzadeh was the Chairman of the National Council of Resistance of Iran's Political and Strategic Studies Committee. During his 48-year-long ceaseless struggle for the liberation of the Iranian people, Jaberzadeh faced off with two dictatorships, first the Shah's and later that of the velayat-e faqih (absolute clerical rule). He endured years of imprisonment and torture in the process.
Real Clear World February 10,2017: The Trump administration is said to be considering listing a powerful state actor in Iran as a terrorist organization. Indeed, listing the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, or IRGC, would be unprecedented and would constitute the biggest escalatory step by Washington against Tehran in years.
There is reportedly plenty of pushback already from senior U.S. intelligence and defense officials against adding IRGC to the State Department’s terrorism list. Critics fear such a step would do more harm than good to U.S. interests. Yet irrespective of the decision to officially designate it or not, a review of the IRGC’s actions has its merits.
NCRI - In a brutal crackdown on ward 1 of Khoramabad (Eastern Iran) Central Prison on Monday February 6, prison guards kept prisoners outside their cells in open air from 7 in the morning despite extreme cold.
According to reports from inside the prison, the prisoners, most of whom without enough clothes or wearing worn-out ones with some being old and sick, were forced to stay in an extreme cold weather for two and a half hours.
NCRI - According to state-run IRNA news agency, Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, Iranian regime’s Tehran Prosecutor General, announced Wednesday February 8 that based on regime’s Islamic Penal Code, the Prosecutor Office has submitted requests to the courts to cancel retaliation sentences for ten under-18 convicts, of which six requests have been accepted.
International human rights organizations have repeatedly expressed concerns over executing convicts who were under-18 at the time of their offense, saying that a lot of such convicts in Iran are awaiting execution.
ANALYSIS: Iran’s big business and IRGC commanders
Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) is no straightforward military force, its influence stretches into all facets of Iranian society. (Reuters)
With new US President Donald Trump determined to completely rewrite the terms of the Iran Deal, the Iranian regime and commanders of its praetorian guard, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Force (IRGC), will no doubt soon have to decide whether to continue to pursue their ballistic missile program, which breaks the terms of the treaty, and will no doubt see it collapse, or they will have to give up manufacturing and testing such missiles, to enable them to continue to have vast amounts of cash flowing their way, from the unfrozen billions of dollars that has been held as a result of sanctions. Wrote Tony Duheaume in Al-Arabiya on Friday, February 10, 2017. The following are excerpts of this article.