NCRI - The Institute of International Finance, the IIF, has said that the unstable public finances of Iran are resulting in the deterioration of asset quality in banks. It also indicated that it is causing capital erosion. Garbis Iradian, the IIF’s Chief Economist for the Middle East and Africa region, said: “Continued public payment arrears, connected lending, and poor management of the banking system have weakened the balance sheets of Iran’s banks, underscoring the need for large capital injections, management restructuring, and governance improvements.”
NCRI - The Iranian Regime was founded on the principal of exporting their revolution- including their widely discredited interpretation of Islam- to the rest of the world. They have never given up on this idea and continue to pursue world domination through the use of nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, and proxy militias to fight for them.
NCRI - White House Adviser and former Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich has lambasted European countries for their inadequate response to the ongoing people’s uprising in Iran and accused them of hiding from reality in an attempt to preserve trade deals.
The European Parliament’s foreign affairs committee is raising eyebrows with a decision to host a senior Iranian lawmaker and regime stalwart on Tuesday, despite simmering concerns over Iran’s violent crackdown on protests.
The committee’s invitation to Alaeddin Boroujerdi, who chairs the Iranian parliament’s foreign affairs and security body, comes at a time when the European Union has taken flak for what some see as a tepid response to the crackdown. At least 23 people have been killed and some 3,700 protestors have been detained.
NCRI - The Iranian regime’s minister of health announced that 2000 workers die annually due to work-related accidents in Iran and 40 percent of the workshops in the country do not provide necessary safety for the workers.
According to the state-run ISNA news agency, Seyd Hassan Hashemi in the annual meeting of the safe societies held in Razi conference centre stated: “The occurrence of some incidents such as the Plasco, traffic accidents and... are the symbols of the inefficiencies accumulated over decades and today are causing many deaths and disabilities in the country.”
NCRI - A member of the Iranian regime's parliament admitted that "50% of school buildings in the metropolis of Tehran are worn-out ". This is while the government of Hassan Rouhani has reduced the development share of education in the 2018 budget.
Kian Kurd factory workers
Iran Uprising - No. 51
On Sunday, January 21, the protest of deprived people continued in various cities of the country:
1. The villagers of the Ismailieh district of Ahvaz gathered for the second day demanding to work on their farmland, seized by the mullahs’ regime. The police and intelligence agents besieged and attacked the protesters, which led to clashes, and a number of protesters were injured. Farmers have repeatedly called for their land to be returned by presenting their ownership documents, but the regime not only does not return lands, but even refuses to hire them on their own land, and employs non-indigenous workers with very low wages.
During Vice President Mike Pence's Knesset address, he repeatedly put the spotlight on Iran. He made a “solemn promise” to the world that the U.S. would never allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon.
And after his firm declarations about the “dangerous regime,” he had a “better” message for the Iranian people. Pence said:
Featuring Maryam Rajavi & Newt Gingrich
Paris: A conference was held on Friday, January 19, 2018, entitled, “Change in Iran with 1000 Ashrafs”, featuring Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Mr. Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and Senator Robert Torricelli. A group of representatives of Iranian communities in Europe also attended the conference.
NCRI - The Iranian Regime is becoming increasing scared of Donald Trump’s words and actions regarding the future of the nuclear deal and of Europe lack of opposition to Trump.
Last week, Trump gave the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) one last chance, announcing that if the deal had not been sufficiently amended by May, he would withdraw the US from it.
NCRI - Water is one of the most basic human needs, so it is no surprise that water crises can lead to unrest and uprisings across the world.
In December, a panel of retired US military officials warned that water stress- defined as a shortage of fresh water- would be “a growing factor in the world’s hot spots and conflict areas”.
NCRI - The Iranian Regime used a guillotine to amputate a man’s hand on Tuesday, according to a report in the sponsored newspaper Khorasan News.
The 34-year-old man, referred to only as A. Kh., had his hand amputated at a prison in Iran’s second-biggest city Mashhad after being convicted of theft six years ago. His sentence was upheld by the Khorasan Criminal Court of Appeal.
NCRI - The Iranian Regime is blaming the current popular uprising in the country to two main factors: access to the internet and Iran’s enemies abroad. They believe that the enemies of the Iranian Regime are joining together to undermine the Regime and rile up the people via social networking sites.