Earthquake in Iran – No. 4
A week after the deadly earthquake in Iran’s western regions, people are still lacking even minimum supplies. Many villages still have no tents, food, water and electricity. The Iranian regime, known for stealing and plundering the people, has left the quake-stricken residents in the winter cold under the rubbles. This has resulted in increasing public hatred.
A helicopter pilot in Fort Abuzar of Sarpol-e Zahab said the following about what he witnessed flying over the earthquake stricken region: “We saw many scenes… different from what you are seeing on [state TV]… the catastrophe we witnessed is far worse and expanded than what is shown on [state TV] or on the internet. What I’m witnessing is people providing aid, and state relief efforts are very weak.”
NCRI - Iran has relied very heavy on Hezbollah as a foreign fighting force. It works side by side with the Iranian military force. Since the eighties it has been involved in some horrific terrorist attacks that have killed many civilians and it has fought several bloody wars.
The attacks it has carried out have been done so on behalf of Iran. Instead of carrying out the attacks itself, Iran can plead innocence if they are done via a proxy.
NCRI - Almost a week ago, an earthquake measuring 7.3 struck the mountainous area in the Iran-Iraq border region. It was felt from as far away as Turkey and there are reports that the death toll is 530.
It was a highly destructive earthquake and tens of thousands of people have been left homeless and left to brave the cold weather conditions.
It was more powerful that the devastating earthquake that hit Mexico a few months ago.
NCRI - On Sunday, November 12, 2017, Mr. Hashem Khastar, representative of the Teachers' Guild Association of Iran, in an article on his Facebook account, addressed Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Iranian regime, while chastising Khamenei and calling him a dictator and expressing hope that the Iranian nation will soon achieve freedom.
The article reads in part:
NCRI - The fingerprints of the Iranian Regime can be found all over their crime scenes in the Middle East, from Yemen to Lebanon to Gaza to Kuwait, and they must be brought to justice.
In the two years since the Saudi-led international coalition entered Yemen to bring stability and reinstate the legitimate Yemeni government of President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, the Houthi rebel group who deposed Yemen’s ruler has grown from a lightly armed, semi-political faction into a fully-fledged terrorist organisation.
NCRI - The Iranian Regime has always depended on its network of terrorist proxy groups to commits crimes on its behalf across the Middle East. As a result, the Regime spends billions of dollars every year - stolen from the Iranian people- to fund them.
But now, as a strong policy against Iranian aggression in the region starts to take shape, Iran and its proxies find themselves in a dire situation.
NCRI - France wants to get tougher on the Iranian Regime’s ballistic missile programme, calling on Wednesday for an “uncompromising” dialogue and a possible negotiation about the programme separate from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers (France, Britain, China, Germany, Russia and the United States).
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Agnes Romatet-Espagne said: “France is concerned about the continued pace of the Iranian missile program, which does not conform with (U.N.) Security Council Resolution 2231 and which is a source of destabilization and insecurity for the region.”
NCRI - Walter Sanchez, the Secretary-General of the International Industrial Workers' Union, and five French labor syndicates called for the immediate release of Mahmoud Salehi and Reza Shahabi, two labor activists imprisoned in Iran.
Mr. Sanchez expressed concerns over the arrest and torture and illegal behavior by Iranian regime towards workers and trade union leaders due to union and guild activities, saying the health and well-being of the two prisoners are in grave danger. According to reports, the political prisoner, Mahmoud Salehi, suffers from heart disease and diabetes. The physician treating Mahmoud Salehi recommended that he be transferred to a well-equipped hospital in Tehran, Tabriz, or Orumiyeh due to the weakness of his heart, but the regime's judiciary refused and returned him to Saghez prison on November 20.
NCRI - The head of Iranian regime’s Basij organization (the paramilitary suppressive force) announced the plan to establish patrols of the neighbourhoods. The state-run Etemad newspaper on Thursday compared formation of these patrols with the measures taken by “Revolutionary Committees” during the 1980s.
According to state-run ISNA news agency, in a news conference on Wednesday November 15, Gholamhossein Gheybparvar said: “We want to reduce the number of checkpoints and turn them into neighbourhood patrols.”
NCRI - Iranian regime’s MP: The number of dead is much higher than official statistics; in my opinion, more than 1,000 people died in the earthquake.
Days after the 7.3 magnitude earthquake in Kermanshah province, and following various reports on inaction of the Iranian regime's authorities to address the earthquake, government media reflected a corner of the catastrophic situation of people in the quake-stricken areas.