March 20, 2018

3700 arrested in days of protest across Iran, says legislator

12 January 2018, 07:47 | Opal Carroll

Iran: Are cracks appearing?

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was apprehended during a visit to the western city of Busehehr on December 28 according to Al Quds Al-Arabi

Given India's close involvement with Iran economically and politically, New Delhi can not afford to take sides between Tehran and its foreign opponents.

"We can not pick a lifestyle and tell two generations after us to live like that".

Unemployment is at 12.7 percent, according to the most recent World Bank figures, and most analysts say the figure is far higher among young people.

The Iranian government's recent crackdown on protesters is renewing the debate around Canada's diplomatic relations with the country, in particular Justin Trudeau's 2015 election promise to reopen an embassy in Tehran.

It said the House "stands with the people of Iran that are engaged in legitimate and peaceful protests against an oppressive, corrupt regime", and condemns the government's "serious human rights abuses against the Iranian people".

Hamid Shahriari, the deputy head of the Judiciary said that all ringleaders of the protests had been identified and arrested, and they would be firmly punished and might face capital punishment.

Prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh pointed out that some reformist politicians also incorrectly claimed that the protests were illegal.

Another prison official said Ghanbari had hanged himself in the toilets.

India likely to revive mega missile deal with Israel
He said the Indian prime minister will host Netanyahu in his home state and termed it as an "important gesture". Moshe's parents were killed in the 26/11 terror attack at the Chabad House.

But Trump is likely to pair his decision to renew the concessions to Tehran with new, targeted sanctions on Iranian businesses and people, the six people briefed on the matter said.

Furthermore, rather than turning the Iranian economy into a juggernaut or consolidating the regime's stability, the agreement deprived the regime of the argument that outside pressure - not chronic mismanagement, corruption and misallocation of resources - is the source of the miserable economic circumstances of most Iranians.

Rouhani won re-election a year ago by promising more jobs for Iran's youth through more foreign investment, as well as more social justice, individual freedom and political tolerance - aims questioned by his main challenger in the contest.

How does America proclaim herself a friend of the Iranian people, if we are trying to persuade Europeans to abrogate the nuclear accord and reimpose the sanctions that impoverish the Iranian people?

A demonstrator dressed as the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei participates a rally across from the White House in Washington, on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in solidarity with anti-government demonstrators in Iran.

The EU has called Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to talks in Brussels on Thursday with his French, British and German counterparts in efforts to preserve the hard-fought deal to curb Tehran's nuclear ambitions. Citizens elect their president and lawmakers, but these representatives are all heavily vetted by appointed, powerful religious institutions.

The events of the last two weeks in Iran hasn't altered "the fundamental calculus that we should have diplomatic relations", in Thomas Juneau's view. But access to a more widely used messaging app, Telegram, was still blocked. "Now it's a race against time for the government", said Holly Dagres, a Middle East analyst and curator of The Iranist newsletter.

"People's access to social media should not permanently be restricted".

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