ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Iran President Hassan Rouhani "better be careful" after Rouhani was quoted as saying that anyone who speaks to Iranians with threats would regret it.
Trump was asked in a brief appearance in the press cabin aboard Air Force One about Rouhani's reported remarks to a rally in Tehran to celebrate the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.
NCRI - According to reports, following the public slack response to the Bahman 22nd Parade Show (the anniversary of 1979 Revolution in Iran) in Tehran and other cities on February 10th 2017, the Iranian regime intended to bring the crowd at the event to various tricks. The following are some of the tricks played by the regime in different cities of Iran.
NCRI - The former Iranian MP announced that 50% of industrial towns were shut down and the remaining 50% are working at less than half capacity.
The state-run Basij News (basijnews.ir) on Friday, February 10th 2017 released a report quoting the former Iranian MP, Alireza Khosravi that:"every day we witness the closure of production units, like the closure of 700 gold-selling units, and protests of the farmers against the distribution of milk products with low prices."
NCRI - According to the reports, the power outage in Rasht led to the death of ICU patients in Aria Hospital.
In the Evening of Thursday, February 2nd 2017, the power has cut off in Aria Hospital while the patients were hospitalized in ICU room. 5 to 7 people lost their life in this situation.
NCRI - In fear of the consequences of power transition in the U.S.Tabnak News, affiliated with the former Commander of IRGC Mohsen Rezaee, released a report entitled "We have to watch out Turkey's erratic attitude." The news reads:
"As Trump entered the White House, the nature of the international system and the foreign policy are defined with a new concept of "the unpredictability of the foreign policy". The field developments of this region, as well as the trans-regional actors, signify that the Turks are going to change their attitude on foreign policy to get closer to Trump. In this matter, after a telephone conversation between Trump and Erdogan, it was announced that America and Turkey are going to collaborate on fighting with ISIS.
By Farzin Hashemi
The White House announcement that it has asked several US agencies to consider designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a terrorist organization has sent a shock wave through the well-established appeasers in Washington. The list of their arguments opposing the IRGC designation is very telling. A collection of these arguments can be found in a February 8 article in the Washington Post, attributed to unnamed officials and titled, “Defense, intelligence officials caution White House on terrorist designation for Iran’s Revolutionary Guards”.
Iran is one of the world’s biggest prisons for media personnel
Reporters Without Borders February 9, 2017
Media freedom was one of the key demands of the revolution that toppled the Shah and swept Ayatollah Khomeini to power 38 years ago, in February 1979, but it is a promise that has never been kept and Iran is now one of the world’s biggest prisons for media personnel, with a total of 29 journalists and citizen-journalists detained.
Iran’s lobbyists and spies in our midst?
The recent Executive Order affecting immigration by citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries has prompted fierce discussion from all quarters, including arguments on who does or does not actually endanger the national security of the United States. As we wait to see how that debate plays out in the weeks and months ahead, there is a sense that we may be closing the proverbial barn door after the horse has run. Wrote Dr. Majid Rafizadeh on Friday, 10 February 2017 in Al Arabiya, the article continues as follows:
The Obama administration provided a period described by an Iranian regime figure as the “golden era”, and Tehran took advantage to extend its foothold across the Middle East. The status quo in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon are undeniable proof in this regard. Wrote Heshmat Alavi in the ‘Daily Caller’ on February 9, 2017, the article continues as follows.
As a new team takes the helm in Washington, recent signs indicate the road ahead for Iran will be a major challenge. The Trump White House, less than a month in action, has proven to the mullahs the deep contrast in respects to its Middle East doctrine, and especially, in comparison to its predecessor’s failed appeasement policy.
Time to turn up the heat on Iran
By testing their ballistic missiles in a provocative act last month, Iran's ayatollahs also tested the resolve of the new U.S. president.
National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s promise of swift action should violations continue has turned the Obama administration’s era of appeasement on its head, at least in spirit. Wrote Ali Safavi on THE HILL on February 9, 2017, the article continues as follows: