Saturday, May 21, 2022

Iran Protests

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.

Iran Leader Discusses Economic Woes with President, Cabinet

Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has summoned President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet members to discuss ongoing economic woes.

‘Sultan of Gold Coins’ Arrested in Tehran

Iranian police forces have arrested a man who had hoarded about two tonnes of gold coins over a period of 10 months.

Two Options Left for Rouhani: Resignation or Cabinet Reshuffle

With discontent among Iranians over economic hardships on the rise and protests breaking out against the government over a plunge in people’s purchasing power, the performance of the Cabinet has come to the spotlight.

Trump’s Lawyer Admits Iran Protests Backed by Foreigners

US President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, in an address to a rally staged by the Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorist group, admitted recent protests in Iran had been orchestrated from outside.

Iranian Minister Says No One Killed in Khorramshahr Protests

Iran’s interior minister says the Saturday protests in the south-western city of Khorramshahr have left no casualties, appearing to deny reports by western outlets that the demonstrations have left several people dead.

Water Shortage in Southern Iran Turns into Crisis

The poor quality of drinking water in southern Iran, particularly the south-western province of Khuzestan, has triggered protests in recent weeks.

Calm Restored to Bazaar of Tehran after “Guild-Related” Protests

The Secretary general of the Islamic Society of Tehran Guilds and Bazaar says calm has returned to the Grand Bazaar of Tehran after a few hours of guild-related protests earlier today.

Dervish Executed for Running over Police Forces in Tehran

A rioter who had driven a bus into a group of police officers during a February mob attack in north Tehran was hanged at a correctional facility on Monday.

Iranian MPs Propose Motion on Granting Amnesty to Political Offenders

A large number of Iranian lawmakers have put forward a motion on granting amnesties to political and other offenders sentenced to death or life in prison.

Iran Leader Permits Dissident to Leave Country: Report

Mohammad Nourizad, a political dissident convicted of involvement in stoking the post-election unrest in Iran in 2009, has asked the Leader to give him permission to leave the country to visit his ill son.

Iran to Dedicate Special Places to Public Protests

The Iranian government on Monday approved a plan proposed by Tehran’s City Council to dedicate special places in Tehran to citizens’ protest gatherings.

Kazeroon Division Plan Stopped, Iran Interior Ministry Says

Iran’s Interior Ministry has reiterated that a plan to divide parts of the Kazeroon county in Iran’s southern Fars Province has stopped, describing recent unrest in the city created by those protesting the plan as strange.

Casualties Reported in Southern Iran after Protests Turn Violent

The Wednesday night clashes between security forces and demonstrators protesting a plan to divide parts of the Kazeroon County in Fars Province, southern Iran, has left at least one dead and six wounded.

BBC Persian Meddling in Iran’s Affairs: Russia Envoy

Russia’s Ambassador to Tehran Levan Jagarian says the Persian Service of the BBC is blatantly meddling in Iran’s internal affairs.

Will Iran Block Telegram Messaging App Forever?

While there are reports that a decision has been made by Iran’s Supreme Council of Cyberspace to permanently ban the popular messaging app Telegram, the Council has kept denying such allegations.

10 Iranian MPs to Visit Evin Prison Sunday

A group of Iranian lawmakers, composed of reformists, conservatives, and independents, will pay a visit to Tehran’s Evin Prison on Sunday.

“Public Discontent, Distrust among Root Causes of Iran Protests”

A report by Iran’s Interior Ministry has revealed that public dissatisfaction and distrust along with plots by foreign enemies have been the root causes of the recent unrest in Iran.

“Iranian Police Didn’t Have Live Bullets in Recent Riots”

The Iranian police chief says the forces used to quell the recent violence in Iran did not possess any live bullets when controlling the week-long protests that erupted last month over economic hardships.

Entire World Unanimously Stands against US: Iran President

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the world’s support for the Iran nuclear deal and their unanimous opposition to the US president’s demands was a great victory for Iran and a big defeat for Washington.

Telegram Officially Unblocked in Iran

The Iranian government has removed the temporary restrictions it had imposed on people’s access to Telegram messaging app in order to prevent the escalation of violence amid the recent unrest.

Enemy Failed to Incite Sedition in Iran: IRGC Chief

IRGC Chief-Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari says the enemy failed in its efforts to trigger sedition in the country.

Tehran Condemns Meddlesome US Resolution on Iran Unrest

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has strongly denounced a meddlesome resolution adopted by the US House of Representatives regarding the recent riots in Iran.

Iran Top General Says Most Murders in Recent Riots Suspicious

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri warned of enemy plots to blame the government for the deaths in recent riots, most of which, he said, occurred in suspicious circumstances.

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