Abdul Samad Khorram Abadi, Secretary of Iran’s Committee for Specifying Cyber Crimes, announced that 18000 Basij people will work as “voluntary militia” to monitor the space control. For Abadi, these people will serve as a primary sources to identifying criminal contents in the websites, helping the job of the Attorney General.
Last December, the Iranian regime has also announced the creation of a Basij militia composed by 200 Iranian students, which will form “Electronic Brigades”, in order to be “engaged in the soft electronic warfare against the country and to monitoring the hostile activities online”.
These projects were criticized by human rights organization, as a maneuver to increase the repression against the civil and democratic activists in the country.
Last week hundreds of Iranians, belonging to the Arab minorities, demonstrated in the streets of Ahvaz (against the regime indifference over the environment situation in the Khuzestan Province and the water shortage. The protest was also supported by many activists in the social networks, especially in Twitter. One of the supporters was Mostafa Tajzadeh, former member of the Government of President Khatami, jailed in Evin Prison between 2009 and 2016. In Twitter, Tajzadeh challenges the regime, asking if is more important to continue to finance the regime of Bashar al Assad in Syria, instead of protect the territory and the people of Khuzestan. He added that, considered the regime’s choises, what happened was not unexpected.
Source: Mehr News Arabic, Erem News
Reacting to the accuses made by Erdogan in Bahrain – who accuses Iran of seeking to divide Iraq and Syria, to impose the “Persian nationalism” – the Spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry Bahram Ghasemi, said that Tehran has a positive role of stability in Iraq. He also added that, the Iranian involvement in Iraq, was the direct consequence of a request of the Government of Baghdad, in order to fight the “Takfiri terrorist groups”. Referring indirectly also to Turkey, Ghasemi said that it is necessary not only to understand who plays a positive role, but also the other parties, who are seeking chaos, supporting terror secretly in order to “take advantage of them as tools for obtaining their goals”.
Source: Tasnim News, Mehr News, Fars News
Below few photos of the “celebration” for the 22 of Bahman, the annual anniversary of the Khomeini’s revolution of 1979. In one of the photos, probably the worst one, it is possible to see a reproduction of the US President Donald Trump, while he is hanged with a rope. Following the photo of Trump, it is possible to see other photos, in which people expressed their hate against the Western values, United States and Israel.
Few days ago, Syrian President Bashar al Assad met with a parliamentary delegation from Belgium. During the meeting, the attention was caught by the left hand of Assad. During all the meeting, while speaking with the Belgian MPs, Assad kept his left hand always steady, lying it on the armrest of the armchair. Even in the video broadcasted by the TV of the Syrian regime, it is possible to see the eyes of one of the members of the Belgian delegation, while watching the left hand of Assad with special attention. For many observers, this is the proof that Assad suffered a stroke and now the establishment of the regime is keeping him on power, only as a symbolic figure.
Speaking during a conference on national security and jihad, IRGC Commander and Secretary of the Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, praised the important role of the Iranian military advisors in the “Mediterranean coast”, underlining that they have “protected the borders from enemies”. Rezaei also said that the Islamic Republic have missiles which can hit targets 2000 km away, with only 15-30 meters of error. Speaking about the problems of the country, Reazei said that Islamic Revolution is suffering from lack of attention to the path of God, because of the ferocious competition of the Westernization.
Source: al-Quds al-Arabi
In an interview published in Arabic on al-Quds al-Arabi, Italian ex Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi, denounced the Iranian regime connections with the Sunni terrorist group al-Qaeda. In particular, Ambassador Terzi denounced that Tehran is using especially Hezbollah to maintain the relations with al-Qaeda, in order to keep a low profile. Terzi explained that the relations between Iran and al-Qaeda started in early 1990 in Sudan, promoted by Hasan al Turabi. Using the Quds Force, the Islamic Republic has become a safe heaven for the terrorists of al-Qaeda, also for Sunni terrorists who arrived in Syria after 2011. About the intelligence relations between Damascus and Rome, Terzi expressed his doubts over the effectiveness of this cooperation, because of Syrian regime support to terrorism.
Source: Arabi21; El Watan News
Ahmad Khatami, Tehran’s Friday Prayer, attacked harshly Saudi Arabia and United States. Speaking about the so called Muslim Ban approved by Trump, Khatami attacked the decision and the exclusion of Saudi Arabia from the list of countries on which the ban was applied. Khatami said that Saudi Arabia is the biggest terrorist camp in the world, and that the Saudis have killed thousands of Americans. He also asked to Riyadh to deliver immediately to Iran the body of the Sheik Nimr al Nimr, executed in Saudi Arabia on January 2, 2016. He also denounced the persecutions of the Shia minority in Saudi Arabia. Speaking about the nuclear deal, Khatami said that the agreement does not contains a single word on the missile tests (which means that Tehran considers itself committed only to the JCPOA and not to the UN resolution 2331).
The Iranian Supreme Court has decided that a woman must be blinded, in retaliation for an acid attack. This, in accordance with the Sharia Law, in particular with the so called “Qisas“, the “eye for an eye” principal (also known in the Western world as “lex talionis“). The woman, according to what was written by Tasnim News, was also condemned to seven years in jail.
Source: Nasr Channel
Below a video of the Iranian media Nasr Channel, which mocks Trump, depicting him as a primitive.