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Iranian Gov’t Not against Popular Protests: VP

A senior Iranian official says the government is not opposed to free flow of information in society, and is resolved to pave the way for people to express their criticisms.

Iran Arrests ISIS, MKO, PJAK Elements over Riots

Members of notorious terrorist groups have been arrested in Western Iran for fueling unrest and vandalizing public property.

Judiciary Vows to Finish Screening of Those Arrested over Iran Riots

Iranian Prosecutor General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri says the screening of the people arrested in the recent violent protests is expected to end within the next two days, noting that those found innocent would be released immediately.

Iran Warns of Crushing Response to Interference in Its Internal Affairs

Iranian First Vice-President Es'haq Jahangiri has warned certain regional states against a “crushing response” as soon as evidence is found that they have been fueling riots amid the recent protests over a hike in gasoline price.

Iran Condemns EU’s Interference in Its Internal Affairs

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi has denounced some European Union officials’ interference in the internal affairs of the Islamic Republic and said instead of defending the “thugs”, the EU should meet its commitments to the Iranian nation.

US Claim of Support for Iranian People ‘Shameful Lie’: Zarif

Iran’s foreign minister has dismissed US officials’ expression of support for Iranian people as a “shameful lie.”

US in No Position to Sympathize with Iranian People: Foreign Ministry

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says US officials are not in a position to sympathize with Iranian people.

Iran Denounces Pompeo’s Interventionist Remarks

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has condemned US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s backing for rioters who triggered unrest in some Iranian cities over the past few days.

Iran Leader Backs Government’s Gas Price Hike

Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has strongly supported the government's recent decision to ration gasoline and increase its price despite the sporadic protests across the country.

President, Speaker, Judiciary Chief Hold Meeting on Fuel Price Hikes

The recent decision to triple the fuel prices, which has caused sporadic protests across the country, was discussed on Saturday in a meeting of the Supreme Council of Economic Coordination.

Iran Prosecutor Blames Fuel Price Protests on Outsiders

Iranian Prosecutor General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri says ongoing protests over a spike in subsidized gasoline prices has been orchestrated from outside the country, warning that any disorderly conduct would face legal action.

Demonstrators Take to Streets to Protest Fuel Price Hike in Iran

Sporadic protests have erupted in various Iranian cities on Saturday one day after gasoline prices were tripled without any earlier announcement.

Arrest of Rouhollah Zam Shocks Foreign Intel. Services: IRGC

Chief of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps says the arrest of Rouhollah Zam, the head of major anti-Iran website Amad News, has surprised foreign intelligence services.

‘Arrest of Rouhollah Zam Shows Iran’s Intelligence Power to World’

The Chief of Staff of the Iranian President says the arrest of Ruhollah Zam, the head of the notorious anti-Iran website Amad-News, who was protected by Western intelligence services, is a sign of the IRGC’s intelligence authority.

IRGC Arrests ‘Paris-Backed’ Head of Anti-Iran Propaganda Website

The IRGC has, in a complicated and professional operation, arrested Rouhollah Zam, the head of anti-Iran propaganda website and Telegram channel, Amad News, which played a key role in the 2017-18 protests in Iran.

Saudis Recruiting Son of Iran’s Ex-Shah for Anti-Iran TV Show

Reports say Reza Pahlavi, the son of the former Shah of Iran, will soon receive a paycheck to appear in a show that will be produced by Saudi-backed satellite TV channel “Iran International”.

IRGC Chief Says US Losing Power on World Stage

Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari says the United States’ power is being questioned today and the country has no leverage any more.

Iran Leader Urges Police to Win People’s Trust

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has thanked police forces for their efforts to improve their behaviour towards the people, saying such efforts are useful in winning people’s trust.

Striking Lorry Drivers in Iran Demand Tyres, Higher Wages

Lorry drivers in Iran have staged temporary strikes during the recent months, calling on the authorities to increase their wages and control the tyre market, which has put the drivers under great pressure.

Iran Says Calls for Protest Rallies Orchestrated from Outside

Foreign sources are to blame for inciting Iranians to stage violent anti-government rallies in the Islamic Republic under the guise of protests against economic woes, says an Iranian Interior Ministry official.

Top Judge Laments West’s Concerns over Rights Situation of Iranian Protestors

Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani has censured western powers for adopting double-standard policies on human rights, lamenting that the self-proclaimed advocates of human rights keep mum about grave crimes committed by their allies against nations in the region but shed crocodile tears for Iranian protestors.

Saudis Spending Hefty Money to Slide Iran into Chaos, DM Hints

Iran's Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says a certain regional state has spent billions of dollars to create chaos inside Iran.

Free Concert for Iranians to Feel Better amid Economic Woes

Homayoun Shajarian, a well-known Iranian singer, says he is ready to perform a free outdoor concert in order to help people feel better and forget about their economic problems for a few hours.

Gov’t under Pressure to Do More to Stop Rial’s Historic Plunge

The Iranian government is under great pressure to take more steps to normalize what the Central Bank calls “unusual” economic conditions, as the country grapples with a flagging economy and the national currency slides to record lows.

Iran Gov’t Promises Transparency on Jamming Satellite Signals

Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi says his ministry has not issued any permission for blocking satellite signals, and is installing equipment in cities to show people which areas are influenced by jamming.

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