Iran news in brief, 27 March 2017
Bahrain arrests terror cell with links to IRGC
Bahrain security forces have arrested a terror cell that plotted to assassinate important senior government and community figures.
The suspects were arrested on Sunday, a statement from Bahrain’s interior ministry has confirmed.
Several of those identified and arrested were proven to have received military training in camps under the supervision of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.
Others arrested on Sunday were also responsible for a bomb attack that struck a bus carrying Bahrain police on February 26 that left four officers injured.
The Iranian Resistance Welcomes the Extension of the Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran
On Friday March 24, 2017, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran for one more year. The resolution was adopted while the religious fascism ruling Iran and some of the major violators of human rights in every possible way tried to prevent the adoption of this resolution.
The Iranian Resistance welcomes the extension of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur and calls on the Human Rights Council and the Special Rapporteur to refer the dossier of atrocities of the clerical regime, especially the execution of 120,000 political prisoners, to the Security Council and to bring to justice perpetrators of crimes against humanity.
U.S. Sanctions 30 Firms, Individuals for Aiding Iran, North Korea Arms Programs
The United States has imposed sanctions on 30 foreign companies or individuals for transferring sensitive technology to Iran for its missile program or for violating export controls on Iran, North Korea and Syria, the State Department said on Friday.
Eleven companies or individuals from China, North Korea or the United Arab Emirates were sanctioned for technology transfers that could boost Tehran’s ballistic missile program, the State Department said in a statement.
Nineteen entities or individuals were sanctioned for other violations under the Iran, North Korea and Syria Nonproliferation Act, it said. They are believed to have transferred or acquired sensitive technology that could contribute to development of weapons of mass destruction.
Iran’s Economic Crises, Officials Admitting Market Being Crippled
Iran’s Minister of Road and Construction Abbas Akhoondi, admitted to the regime’s failing, in resolving the country’s economic dilemmas, and said: there are three main factors crippling Iran’s economy.
1. “Contaminated finances in the banking industry.”
2. “The government’s debts to the economy,” and
3. The “national economic low production ratio.”
Senior Iranian Mullahs Concerned About the Future of their Regime.
The mullah presiding over Friday prayers in Tehran referred to the Iranian regime’s domestic and international isolation, and the danger of uprisings erupting similar to those of 2009 due to the rifts caused amongst the regime’s factions because of the presidential elections.
“Social media, various social problems and other issues are threatening our society today,” said Kazem Sedighi.
“The enemy’s goal is to depict this belief amongst the people that the government has unsolvable dilemmas and if sanctions continue people will no longer be able to make ends meet… and to say the establishment is incapable,” he added.