Iran: Tehran’s Municipality Announces 20 Trillion Toman Corruption Figure During Former Mayor’s Tenure

Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The head of the Tehran Municipality Budget Committee, said that at least twenty trillion Toman have been lost in Tehran's municipality during the twelve-year tenure of the IRGC Brig. Gen. Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf as the mayor. He called for a special committee to investigate the widespread corruption cases in the municipality of Tehran during the twelve-year activity of Qalibaf as the mayor of the capital city.

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Iran's Internet Shutdown

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The Iranian regime’s authorities heavily restricted the internet in an attempt to quell the anti-regime protests but the Iranian people have been evading the censorship through the use of virtual private networks (VPNs).

When the regime’s Supreme National Security Council first slowed down internet speeds, shut down certain applications, and even shut down the VPNs that Iranians have used for years to evade restrictions, tech entrepreneur M. Nouri was set back and his company, which employs 15 people, was heavily affected.

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Two Million Iranians Suffering Hunger

NCRI Staff

NCRI - Iranian regime’s deputy Labor Minister had said that there are two million hungry people in the country. A really shocking figure, says a regime’s MP.

Member of regime parliament’s Social Affairs Committee believes that with this many people suffering hunger, the total number of country’s deprived people should be much higher.

State-run IRNA news agency has reported on a meeting titled ‘The 2018 Budget: will it increase or reduce poverty?’, in which regime’s deputy Labor and Social Welfare Minister Ahmad Maydari said “according to domestic and international estimates, between two to four percent of Iranian people suffer extreme poverty, meaning they can’t afford to feed themselves, something also referred to as violent poverty.”

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Iran's Western Kermanshah Shakes With 5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shocks

A.P. TEHRAN, Iran – Iranian media is reporting that a magnitude 5.1 earthquake has jolted the country's western province of Kermanshah.

Semi-official ISNA news agency says the temblor rocked the Kurdish town of Sarpol-e Zahab, about 520 kilometers, or 320 miles, west of Tehran on Saturday.

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Iran Regime's Officials Admit to Ordered Wave of Rising Prices

NCRI Staff

NCRI - With the rise in prices for the most basic and public needs, an economic expert of the Iranian regime outlined an organized surge in prices, saying any increase in prices was made with the green light of government officials.

“Milk, yogurt and eggs have become more expensive; the price of dairies has doubled over the past year” government media reflected these headlines, showing a wave of expensiveness and rising prices that has broken people's back and made the table of poor people emptier.

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Iran: 20 Suicides and 4 Deaths Due to Horrible Conditions in the Quake-Riddled Regions

NCRI Staff

NCRI - A member of the Iranian parliament says the number of suicides in the earthquake-affected areas of Kermanshah is increasing.

Shahab Naderi, in an interview with the parliament news agency of the regime called ‘the House of Mellat’, stated that there were four fatalities in the freezing cold weather, and at least 20 people had committed suicide. According to these statistics, the number of casualties will certainly rise on daily bases.

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Iran: Part of the Hospitals in Tehran Are Among the Most Vulnerable Buildings

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The Iranian regime’s ministry of health said the life span of 50% of Tehran's hospitals has been over 50 years old and parts of these hospitals are among the "most unsafe (vulnerable) buildings”.

According to the state-run Mehr news agency on Wednesday, September 27, Hassan Hashemi said one of the "serious concerns" regarding the possibility of an earthquake is “irresistibility” of the hospitals in the country, particularly in Tehran.

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Increased Self-Immolation, High Burn-Related Mortality Rate in Iran

NCRI Staff

NCRI - According to head of Iran University of Medical Science’s Burn Research Center, the country’s number of self-immolation cases is on the rise while nearly 30,000 people are hospitalized each year due to burn injuries, a too high figure considering Iran’s population.

In an interview with state-run ILNA news agency on Sunday December 24, Mohammad-Javad Fatemi pointed to self-immolation as one the most tragic types of burn, saying “it’s quite commonplace in such areas like Ilam, Kordestan, Kermanshah, Sistan and Baluchestan, and northern Khuzestan.”

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Iran Regime's Foreign Minister Issues Christmas Greetings While Christians Bitterly Persecuted

Iran’s foreign minister encountered an angry response on Sunday when he took to Twitter on Christmas Eve to wish a “happy and peaceful Christmas to all.”

Citing a verse from the Quran, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif – a key architect, with former US Secretary of State John Kerry, of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal – declared: “May Christ’s universal message of peace be embraced in the coming year.”

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