NCRI - While the Iranian regime’s president, Hassan Rouhani, praised the Iranian revolutionary guards (IRGC) on June 26 and said: “We must thank the IRGC for building strategic weapons and using them well,” the IRGC commander in chief in a reaction to Rouhani’s previous statements said: “If the government is ‘without a gun,’ it will be ‘humiliated’ and will ‘surrender’ to the enemies.”
Call for urgent action to prevent destruction of 1988 massacre evidence
During the past few days the mullahs’ regime in the city of Tabriz, northwest Iran, has begun a campaign of vandalizing graves of members of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) executed back in the 1980s, especially those massacred during the summer of 1988. These now destroyed graves were in the Rahmat Valley Cemetery. To this point the graves of 75 martyrs, including Akbar Choopani and Soraya Abolfat’hi, who was executed while pregnant, have been vandalized.
NCRI - The number of drug addicts in Iran has more than doubled in six years, with opium being the country’s most popular narcotic, local media reported Sunday.
Drug Control Organization spokesman Parviz Afshar said on Saturday regarding the number of drug addicts in Iran, “Studies of the country’s population between the ages of 15 to 65 has shown there are 2,808,000 drug addicts in Iran.” (State-run IRNA news agency – June 24, 2017)
NCRI - Lebanese “al-Mostaghbal” party chaired by Saad Hariri, prime minister of Lebanon, issued a statement condemning terrorist attack in Mecca and strongly condemned the interventionist and destructive policies of the Iranian regime in the region and the Arab countries.
The statement issued by al-Mostaghbal on June 24, 2017 noted the terrorist attack in Mecca and said:
NCRI - The Steel Industries Plant in Minoo-Dasht in Golestan province (northern Iran) was shut down since June 22 due to problems with the procurement of raw materials and more than 130 workers of this Plant lost their jobs and become unemployed. The factory was active in production of all kinds of metal wires and rebar.
NCRI - Khamenei fears that with the removal of Daesh in Iraq the next one would be Hashed al-Sha’bi militias.
Najeh al-Mizan, an independent Iraqi political figure, told sky news on June 25, 2017: “The Iranian regime and at least Khamenei and his system know well that Ebadi has not come to power with the will of Iranian regime. The Iranian regime’s will and desire was Maliki who was closer to the Velayat-e faqih. But the winds blow in a different direction which was not pleasant to or in favor of the Iranian regime. The regime is now looking after Hashed al-Sha’bi militias.”
Statement by 265 members of European parliament, including 4 vice-presidents and 23 chairs of various commissions and delegations, condemns human rights violations in Iran on the eve of the Iranian Resistance grand gathering in Paris and calls for formation of a commission of inquiry to investigate the massacre of political prisoners in Iran and bring the perpetrators of the crimes against humanity to the International Court of Justice.
NCRI - To create jobs for the unemployed graduates, Iranian regime’s Ministry of Labor has officially kicked off its internship program through launching a website.
Meanwhile, deputy head of Employers Labor Unions Association believes that such programs are not going to resolve unemployment crisis.
NCRI - Cleric Alamal-Hoda, Khamenei’s representative and Friday prayer leader in Northeastern city of Mashhad, while confessing to low participation of people in Qods Day march, threatened to launch rocket attack into Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He said: "Those who did not really participate in the ceremony without excuse, they are those, who were not present at the battlefield against infidels”.
NCRI - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in his remarks on Thursday once again referred to the wide rifts in the regime’s senior ranks.
“The fact that rifts are created in our society is due to our lack of tolerance. There are who prefer everyone to think like we do… Even the messenger [of Islam] was told you are not above the people to order them, and you are only obligated to show them the way, to allow each individual to choose for themselves. However, there are those who think they should issue orders upon people and that people are to obey their orders,” he said.
NCRI - Iranian MP Hossein-Ali Haji Doleigani said at least one third of the Iranian people are having problems due to their investments and savings in financial-credit institutes.
“Psychological, spiritual concerns and worries resulting from investing in such institutions, in addition to the investor, causes problems for their families and it appears more than 20 million people are suffering in this regard,” he said.
NCRI - Chief of the Kurdistan Province Labor Council acknowledged widespread unemployment among young men and women.
“Kurdistan Province is in very poor conditions in regards to employment. A large number of young men and women, and college graduates are seen selling goods on the streets or carrying heavy loads through border crossings,” Shaker Ibrahim said on Friday.
NCRI - Hundreds of workers went on strike at Haft Tepe Sugarcane Industry while demanding the unpaid receivables. The security guards banned 30 workers from entering the company on Thursday, June 22.
According to the state-run ILNA News, the workers stated that the employer has prohibited 30 workers from entering the company; insinuating that they were leading the protests. It is noteworthy that these 30 workers have 18 to 22 years of job experience. The protests continued until Thursday.