Despite the arrests, #IranProtests continue: video of anti-regime demonstration in Bandar Abbas [Video]

Source: Youtube

Despite the repressions and the arrests, the protests in Iran continue. Yesterday on Internet was published a video of a demonstration in the Iranian city of Bandar Abbas. Another protest was organized in the city of Kerman.


Iran: Another woman took off her hijab in the same place of Vida Movahed! [Photo]

Source: Facebook page Nasrin Sotoudeh

The Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh – well known for her role in defending the human rights and the political activists – has published a picture of another woman who took of her veil, in protest against the compulsory hijab. This protest represents also a solidarity gesture for Vida Movahed, the Iranian woman who took off her veil at the beginning of ‘Iran Protests’ and was immediately arrested. The woman has taken off her veil in the exact place in which Vida Movahed did. Yesterday Masih Alineajad informed that Vida Movahed was released from the prison.

IRGC official downplayed Khamenei’s request to reduce Pasdaran economic activities


Few days ago the Iranian media have reported the words of senior IRGC commander, Brigadier General Hamir Hatami, revelead that the Supreme Leader have requested to the Pasdaran to curtail their economic activities. Reacting to Hatami’s words, Brigadier General Esmail Kowsari, deputy commander of the IRGC’s Sarallah Unit (which is responsible for the security in Tehran), said that all the Revolutionary Guards business activities have a clear legal framework and are based on Ayatollah Khamenei’s permission. Kowsari added that the IRGC economic projects are first all in the construction sector, and are aimed to help the people and the Government. Kowsari remembered the role of the Pasdaran in building the dam of Karkheh and the highway Tehran – Saveh. Speaking about the future, Esmail Kowsari said that he is sure that the these activities will continue without problems.

France FM accuses Iran of violating UN Resolution 2231. Tehran: “No negotiation on our missile program”

Source: RTArabic; Tasnim News

The French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, accused Iran of violating the UN resolution 2231. In particular, Paris accuses Tehran of violating the UN Resolution with its ballistic missile tests, in clear violation of the Annex B of the UN Resolution 2231. More, during the recent EU meeting in Bruxelles, Le Drian asked to all the 28 countries, to express concerns for Iranian destabilization activities in Syria, Lebanon and Yemen. Le Drian added that he will visit Iran in March, in order to start a new negotiation on Tehran’s missile program.

From Iran, arrived immediately the reaction of Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Chairman for the Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security of the Parliament, who excluded any possibility of negotiations on the missile program. In these days Iran has organized a big military exercise – codenamed Muhammad Rasulullah-5 – launching different ballistic missiles, like the Fajr-5.

Iran asks Turkey to end the military operation in Syria. Ankara rejects the request!

Source: Arabi21

Iran has called for an immediate halt of the Turkish military operation in the Syrian city of Afrin. Speaking with the press agency IRNA, a foreign ministry spokesman said that the operation will only strengthen the “terrorist groups” in northern Syria, igniting against the fire of war and destruction of the country. The source also added that Tehran supports the territorial integrity of Syria, asking to respect the national sovereignty of this State. The Iranian request was rejected by the Turkish Government and the Turkish Foreign Minister Mouloud Chaochoglu accused anyone who opposes Ankara’s operation in Afrin, of taking the side of the “terrorists”

Leader of Hamas Ismail Haniyeh writes a letter to Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei


The head of the Political office of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, has written a letter to the Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. In the letter, Haniyeh praised the Iranian support to the Palestinian people, and its activities against the normalization of the relations between Israel and some Arab countries of the region. He also praised the Iranian support to Hamas’s military wing, underlining that the Palestinian organization will continue its armed activity

Ali Akbar Velayati: “Iranian Islamic University of Azad will open branches in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon”

Source: Mehr News

Ali Akbar Velayati, senior adviser to the Supreme Leader in international affairs, announced that the Islamic University of Azad will soon open branches in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. Regarding Syria, Velayati said that Assad has already given his assent. About Iran, Velayati said that Humam Hamoudi – new President of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council – has signed a Memorandum of Undestanding, accepting the opening of Azad’s University branches in Najaf, Kerbala, Baghdad, Bassora and Erbil. Velayati also said that the Secretary of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, supports the project and has given his disponibility in working to achieve an agreement between University of Azad and the Ministry of Education & Higher Education of Lebanon. Ali Akbar Velayati is also the head of the board of founders and the board of trustees of the Islamic Azad University.

Iran: explosion in the underground base of the Pasdaran during a missile test!


Yesterday there was a strong explosion in the city of Sarpol-e Zahab, which is the capital of Sarpol-e Zahab County, in Kermanshah Province. Despite the regime denial, it seems that the explosion was provoked by a failed IRGC ballistic missile test, in one of the two underground missile bases of the Revolutionary Guards.

Rumors from Iran: Supreme Leader Khamenei hospitalized!


There are rumors arriving from Iran about the hospitalization of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. From the few information that it is possible to have now, if they are real, Khamenei was admitted in an hospital of the capital Tehran, in the intensive care department. No information about the name of the hospital in which Khamenei is hospitalized. The Iranian supreme leader, who is 78, was already hospitalized in 2014 and it is well known that his health situation is not good. The succession to Khamenei could lead the country to a political war between the different factions.

Now Iran accuses the family of Saddam Hussein of being behind the IranProtests…

Source: al-Arabiya

Speaking with the journalists, the Spokesman of the Pasdaran Ramadan Sharif, said that the family of ex Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, is involved in inciting the protests inside Iran. He added that also the United States, the Great Britan and the MEK are responsible for the protests.