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.
NCRI - Thirty-seven-year-old Zuhair Ebrahim Jassim Abdullah Abas was arrested by Bahraini authorities. The terror suspect was apprehended on charges relating to the attack on a police bus that killed police officer Salman Anjam and wounded nine others near the kingdom’s capital.
The authorities in Bahrain were also able to identify a cell that is being backed by Iranian regime and they discovered several plots that it was involved in. One plot involved bombings in oil pipelines.
NCRI - The Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir accused the Iran-backed Hezbollah of hijacking Lebanon, noting that it is the root of all of Lebanon’s problems, on Thursday, November 16.
He said, during a joint press conference with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, that Hezbollah’s continuous interferences in the affairs of other Arab countries- which they do mostly at the behest of the Iranian Regime- will only worsen the situation in Lebanon.
NCRI - The older brother of recently resigned Lebanese Prime Minister Sa’ad Hariri voiced his support for his brother’s decision in light of the actions of both the Iranian Regime and their proxy terror group Hezbollah.
Bahaa Hariri gave a statement to the AP, on Wednesday, which criticised the Iranian Regime, accused Hezbollah of attempting to seize control of Lebanon, and expressed gratitude towards Saudi Arabia for its support of Lebanon and its legitimate government.
NCRI - A state-run media admitted that government officials and media do not inform the public about the facts and actual news on the situation of Sunday’s earthquake in Iran’s western provinces and its victims.
The state-run Jame’eh Farda (Tomorrow’s Community) media noted the secrecy of the Iranian regime in announcing the statistics and real news about the earthquake on Sunday night in the country, which killed hundreds and injured thousands, and wrote: “We hide the outrage of nature in the same way as we distort public opinion about our political failures.”
By: Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, ‘Arab News' November 16,2017
Ten reasons why the Iranian regime is more dangerous than Daesh
Western powers place Daesh at the top of their counterterrorism and foreign policy agenda, characterizing the terrorist group as the No. 1 national security threat. Before Daesh, it was Al-Qaeda. This strategic and security prioritization is misplaced. For the following reasons, the Iranian regime is far more of a security threat to the world than non-state terrorist groups such as Daesh.
NCRI - The quality of relations with European countries, including opening an EU office in Tehran, has turned into a controversy and subject of a new conflict between Iranian regime’s two rival bands.
This is while the US president explicitly states that he does not approve the nuclear deal (JCPOA) unless it goes under revision, and if the US Congress and the EU fail to do that, he willpull the United States out of the agreement.
NCRI - President Donald Trump has upped his rhetoric on Iran regime and its belligerence in the region. He has vowed to be more confrontational with Iran regime and wants its ballistic missile program to be curbed. Furthermore, he has criticised Iran’s interference in both Syria and Yemen and has said that the regime must be punished.
Last month President Trump decided that he was not going to recertify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal. This has left Congress with the decision about whether to reimpose the crippling economic sanctions that were in place before the deal was signed. The decision will have to be announced by mid-December.
NCRI - One day after Ishaq Jahangiri, the first vice president of the Iranian regime, said most victims of the recent earthquake belong to the Mehr residence, the head of the regime's engineering system organization announced that the organization had “no oversight” over the construction of the Mehr housing project.
According to the state-run Fars news agency affiliated to IRGC, the head of the organization, Hassan Gurbankhani, said: “The engineering system organization had no supervision over the construction of the Mehr housing units, and no monitoring engineer has been introduced by the organization for the housing units.”