Reuters and AP - French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed concern about Iran's ballistic missile program on Thursday saying it should be restricted either through negotiations or possible sanctions.
Accusing Iran for the missile fired from Yemen and intercepted by Saudi Arabia on Saturday, Macron said, "There are extremely strong concerns about Iran. There are negotiations we need to start on Iran's ballistic missiles."
NCRI - Nabil de Freij, a Lebanese politician and future parliamentary bloc MP, said earlier this week that the sovereignty of Lebanon is being violated with the interference of Iran in Lebanese political matters. He also said that Iranian regime has contributed to the decision by Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to resign.
The Prime Minister had a number of reasons that led him to withdraw from the political settlements that had been reached previously between several different political parties in the country. De Freij said that another contributing factor was Iranian regime’s attempts to normalise Lebanon’s relations with Syria during a visit to the Syrian capital made by its allies recently.
NCRI - The chief advisor to Iran regime’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, threatened to “clear” areas in Syria, during a visit to Aleppo, on Wednesday November 8.
According to Iranian state-run Mehr news agency, Ali Akbar Velayati told Iranian-backed militias: “Soon we will see eastern Syria cleared, and then the Idlib area in the west.”
NCRI - Yukiya Amano, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director, is expected to meet with United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, on Thursday in New York. It is believed that the Trump administration's next move on Iran is at stake.
After the US President de-certified Iran's compliance with the nuclear deal last month, it passed to Congress to determine whether or not the U.S. actually withdraws from the agreement.
Trump has referred to the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as "an embarrassment."
NCRI - A Burkan-2H (Volcano) ballistic missile was launched toward Riyadh by Houthi forces in Yemen and intercepted by a U.S.-supplied Patriot defense system on November 4th. On the outskirts of King Khalid International Airport, wreckage from the missile fell on the northern edge of the Saudi capital, indicating that it overflew the densely populated city.
Previously on May 19, the Houthis fired a Burkan-2 variant at the city just hours before President Trump touched down for a visit. However, this latest strike follows the U.S.
NCRI - The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, said earlier this week that he was going to remain steadfast with regards to Iran and its belligerence in the Middle East and with regards to its ballistic missile program.
His comments were made at the start of his trip to the United Arab Emirates. The two-day trip was packed with events such as the opening of a new museum. The trip is to end with an economic forum in Dubai and he participated in talks with the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan regarding the geopolitical situation.
NCRI - Following the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, defying the Iranian regime's interference in Lebanon and Arab countries and subsequent developments, the Iranian regime's media outlets described the developments as sensitive and accelerating and worrisome.
The state-run Kayhan newspaper affiliated to the regime’s leader, Ali Khamenei, wrote: “The suspicious resignation of Saad Hariri, the Ansarullah missile attack on the Riyadh International Airport and the eradication of the Saudi princes by Mohammed bin Salman, are three very important events that are linked, a bit more or less, both to Iran and to the accelerating and decisive developments in the region and the end of ISIS's rule. But how?”
NCRI - “300 people chanted nasty slogans against the leader (Ali Khamenei),” said state Media Advisor:
At a news conference of Mohammad Reza Nobakht, spokesman for Rouhani's government, on Nov. 7, a media advisor to the head of the Central Bank confessed that the plundered and angry people chanted slogans against the regime's leader, Ali Khamenei, in the press exhibition held in Tehran.
NCRI - In the latest escalation of relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, Houthi rebels backed by Iran made threats to attack airports and ports in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and in Saudi Arabia. The crown prince has since said that Iran’s aggression via the Houthi rebels is unacceptable and that it must be held accountable for shipping missiles to them. He added that this should be regarded as “an act of war”.
Following the spread of protests by the people who are plundered by government institutions, and their increasing anger and hatred against the clerical regime and Khamenei, the Supreme Security Council ordered state radio and television not to publish the news of protests and rallies of the plundered people. "The Supreme National Security Council passed a bill that prevented radio and television from broadcasting depositors' voices through the national media ... after failing to broadcast my interviews on this issue twice, I followed up on the matter and I was told that the Supreme National Security Council has allowed radio and television in a resolution to prevent broadcasting of depositors' voices," said Vaghfchi, a parliamentarian, who added that the protests of the plundered people "are among the country's super-challenges. 10 percent of Iranians are involved in the financial institutions problem."(ILNA state news agency, November 1).