uprising: Khamenei on further protestsAli Khamenei took to the podium on Monday, marking the death of regime founder Khomeini 29 years ago and citing major concerns over future challenges facing his apparatus.Referring to the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), Khamenei insisted this face-off has existed ever since Khomeini’s era and continues to this dayWith the U.S. pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, Khamenei began showing signs of losing hope in Europe, too. In his speech Khamenei also referred to uprising held by people from all walks of life across the country, describing this phenomenon as an enemy conspiracy.Finalizing his remarks, Khamenei spoke in Arabic calling on Arab youths to rise inuprising against their governments – another clear sign of Iranian regime meddling.
Significance of human rights sanctions against Iran
In noteworthy measures imposed on May 30th, the U.S. Treasury Department blacklisted Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison, along with a number of other individuals and entities involved in the regimes’ crackdown machine.The Iranian people and their organized resistance movement, symbolized in the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), have long called for such action. Senior Iranian regime officials comprehend the importance of sanctioning Evin Prison more than all other parties.Sanctioning Evin Prison and other measures imposed against the Iranian regime decreases the capability and capacity of its crackdown machine, and will lead to repents in its ranks and files.
Iran: People’s billions plundered by the regime
Iran’s so-called financial and credit firms, plundering billions from ordinary people’s savings, are in fact state-controlled entities associated to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and/or Iranian regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei. They are left free to continue their practices in even larger scales.Numbers“It’s not an issue of one or two individuals. Millions of families were involved,” Iranian regime president Hassan Rouhani acknowledged in an interview with state TV back in January.The anchorman jumped in to add, “20, 30 million people are affected by this phenomenon.”Hossein Ali Haji Doleigani, a member of Iran’s so-called parliament, shed more light in a session held on July 9th, 2017.“Around 20 million of the country’s population have money in financial firms,” he said according to the Tasnim news agency, affiliated to the IRGC Quds Force. This slate includes the IRGC, entities linked directly to Khamenei and the Astan-e Quds Razavi “foundation” are such entities that enjoy their own treasury, and continue to steal from ordinary people at an unbridled pace.
A recent Washington Post op-ed criticized President Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal, arguing that the decision will turn attention inside Iran back on the United States. If the past is any indication, the “rally around the flag” argument is as wrong as you can get about the Iranian people.In the fall of 2017, when Trump declared his new policy toward Iran, a wide chorus in mainstream media focused on a variety of arguments against his policy. Among them was a piece in theNew York Times, which posited that Trump’s focus on Iran’s nefarious activities would unite the Iranian people with their government.Little more than two months later, tens of thousands of Iranianspoured in the streets of more than 140 cities across Iran. But they weren’t chanting “Death to America” as advocates of rapprochement with the Iranian regime had predicted.
Iran pays Hezbollah $700 million a year, says US official
Iran has multiplied its support for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah to more than $700 million a year, according to US estimates.The new figure is more than three times as much as previous estimates of funding for the group.Speaking at the Foundation for Defence of Democracies (FDD) in Washington on Tuesday, the US Treasury under-secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, Sigal Mandelker, condemned the Iranian government’s behaviour on several fronts, including funding illicit activities and supporting terrorism.