NCRI - According to Tasnim news agency, Iran regime’s minister of culture and guidance on January 19 in a meeting with Makarem Shirazi, a state mullah, referring to the purging of the so-called Fajr film festival, announced elimination of 10 feminist-themed movies.
NCRI - According to state-run ILNA news agency, Mohammad Ali Najafi, former member of Tehran city council in a speech considered the collapse of Plasco building “a warning for the authorities” and Iranian regime leaders and said: “authorities should know that Tehran is a defenseless city.”
Najafi then extended this defenselessness to the entire regime and said the Islamic regime “is facing challenges that, if not addressed, will become crisis.”
‘THE DIPLOMAT’ on January 19, 2017, published a real story concerning a victim of state-sponsored terrorism who has a different take on the death of one of the Iran regime’s leaders. The following is the full text.
The minute I heard about the death of Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the number two man in the theocracy ruling Iran for decades, I had a flashback to Istanbul, Turkey, on March 14, 1990.
On January 19, 2017 John Kerry secretary of state in his farewell remarks in the C Street Lobby, regarding the relocation of MEK members mentioned the following words.
“…And one of the things that I am very proud of is the effort we made – I remember going to hearing after hearing, and you remember all those folks you’d see up there in those yellow jackets representing the Mujahedin-e Khalq – MEK as we’ve known them – and we got 3,000 of them out of Camp Liberty and to places where they are safe and their lives are saved from being attacked regularly, as they were. I thank Jonathan Winer, our special envoy, and others for that kind of effort. It’s been enormous.”
NCRI - The conference by Iranian regime’s president, Hassan Rouhani, on Monday, was overshadowed by the latest statement of the U.S. President-elect Donald Trump who described the JCPOA as the most stupid agreement.
Rouhani in a fearful and defensive reply said: The (JCPOA) agreement is a win-win and also beneficial for the U.S.”
NCRI - A health official of Khuzestan Province (southwest Iran) announced that contaminated drinking water caused several patients die in Sina Hospital in Ahwaz this summer.
According to the state-run IRNA news agency, Shokrollah Salman Zadeh, health deputy of Ahwaz university medical sciences, on Tuesday, January 17, said according to expert studies, the reason for the death of Dialysis patients in Sina hospital in Karoun County, a suburb of Ahwaz, is contaminated drinking water.
NCRI - Political prisoner Arzhang Davoudi, incarcerated in Zabol prison in exile, in a message on the occasion of January 20 and freedom of the last group of political prisoners from the Shah’s prisons in 1979 in Iran wrote:
This week reminds me of three events in the history of our country:
The Iranian regime wants to prolong the Syrian conflict and to encourage the partition of Syria along sectarian lines, argues Sir David Amess MP.
Mr. Amess, a Conservative MP in the UK House of Commons and co-chair of the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom, made the argument in an op-ed for Forbes on Thursday.
NCRI - Pointing to the political prisoners’ hunger strike, Iranian regime’s head of judiciary described reporting and highlighting such issues as a ‘criminal act’ and called on regime’s judicial authorities not be influenced by what he called ‘the media created climate’.
NCRI - According to the French Le Monde newspaper, big international banks are still reluctant to fund commercial and industrial contracts with the Iranian regime, worrying about US-raised legal and judicial risks associated with negotiating and trading with the Iranian regime.
“Big international banks have grown more cautious following the heavy fines imposed in 2014 by Washington on the French BNP Paribas as well as the Deutsche Bank for their violation of sanctions.”, adds the newspaper.