Iran Focus: Tehran, Jan. 04 - Students from the University of Tabriz (northwestern Iran) have continued their protest on campus following the dean’s decision to suspend two student union spokespersons.
The demonstration by a large number of students started Monday morning.

Iran Focus:
Earthquake shakes southwestern Iran
850 workers from Mashad go on Strike
Students protest against university in jeopardy
Iran biggest ballistic missile producer in region after
China and Russia

Iran Focus Analysis: Tehran, Jan. 03 – Candidates set to stand in Iran’s June 17th presidential elections are seen by many Iran experts as right-wing extremists loyal to hardline Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Several of them, including former heads of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), have announced their candidacy for president.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Dec. 30 - Following recent protests by Iranian students in Tehran’s Water and Electricity University a member of Iran’s parliament (Majlis) called for the immediate closure of the institution and a clampdown on the protest.
Mr. Rostami, the MP from Ghoochan, said “this university must quickly be shut down”.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Jan. 03 - Angry residents in Tehran’s 17th district blockaded the main freeway on Saturday protesting against the unsafe conditions which regularly result in fatal accidents.
Protesters stopped all traffic flowing on the Javaneh freeway between the 17th and 19th districts in the Iranian capital.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Dec. 29 - More than half of Iran’s hospitals have declared bankruptcy in the past four years according to the head of Medical Department of University of Gilan (northern Iranian province). Dr. Fariborz Ghanaati stated that since the government introduced a scheme four years ago to privatise
the majority of Iran’s hospitals, 350 out of the 550 hospitals throughout Iran have declared bankruptcy.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Jan. 02 – An Iranian official in charge of combating drugs in Iran stated that there are presently more than four million drug addicts in the country. Moussalreza Servati, a member of the Iranian Majlis’ Social Committee,
said yesterday, “At the start of the revolution we had perhaps 150,000 addicts, but presently we are facing four million addicts”.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Dec. 27 - Fourteen people were reportedly killed after heavy rainfall caused severe flooding in southeastern Iranian provinces of Sistan-Balouchestan and Hormozgan. Ten people were found dead near Sarbaz region in Sistan-Balouchestan after rains there caused rivers to flood.

Iran Focus:
Iranian FM will not take part in Amman conference
Iran announces June 17 as Election Day
Trial of Iranian diplomat to begin in Egypt

UPI: Landmines left over from the Iran-Iraq war exploded in western Iran killing three people over the weekend, official reports said Monday. The Iranian News Agency said the incidents took place in the city of Dahlaran, on the Iran-Iraq border, also wounding two people.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Dec. 02 – All schools and kindergartens throughout Tehran and Shahre-Rey, south of the Iranian capital, are closed today due to extreme air pollution in the region. Following an emergency meeting by representatives of Iran’s Health and Interior Ministries yesterday on Tehran’s weather conditions it was announced that all schools and kindergartens would be closed today.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Dec. 27 - The head of the Iranian Nurses Union said Iran’s nurses would stage nationwide protests on January 18, 2005, if the authorities continue to ignore their demands. Mohammad Sharafi Moghadam reiterated that the authorities have thus far refused to issue permission for a rally and therefore a protest had been organised instead.

Iran Focus:
Weekly sheds new light on Iranian involvement in French hostage taking
Jordan's Foreign Minister again accuses Iran of role in instability in Iraq
Majlis deputies receive $1,000 each

Iran Focus: Tehran, Dec. 27 – More than 200 workers from Iran Pars Garment plan to hold a rally over back pay in Tehran this week. They will begin a march from the city of Rasht (northern Gilan province) to the Iranian capital, the state-run news agency ILNA said. The workers have not received their salaries for the past seven months and Gilan Workers’ Union demands for government action have proven fruitless.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Dec. 31 - Recent studies reveal that fourteen percent of all children in Iran are currently working so as to provide income for their families.
Many of these children are forced into illegal employment such as smuggling, selling narcotics, and prostitution and have to forgo any opportunity of studying in school. Virtually all such children are facing malnutrition and are prone to diseases due to lack of hygiene, according to the latest statistics.

Financial Times: Trade talks between Iran and the European Union are set to begin on January 12 as the EU drive to improve ties with Tehran gathers pace. France, Germany and the UK have been keen to offer Iran incentives to restrict its nuclear programme, which the US suspects is intended to develop atomic weapons.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Dec. 30 - The director general of Iran’s Teachers Union resigned on Tuesday after increased
pressure by the Iranian regime on teachers and educational establishments. In the general meeting of the directors of the Teachers Union attended by ten of the fifteen members of the board, Mahmoud Beheshti-Langroudi, handed in his resignation citing “personal reasons”.

BBC: Iran's spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has said the death sentence on writer Salman Rushdie for alleged blasphemy will remain in force. He rejected the author's repentance and recent decision not to publish a paperback edition of the novel The Satanic Verses which was deemed offensive to the Islamic faith.


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Iran Protests- January 5, 2018 City of Tabriz, Protests Inside the Football Stadium

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Iran Protests- January 5, 2018. Tabriz, the Repressive Special Guards Run Away From Youths

Iran Protests - Jan. 4, 2018 - City of City of Dezful -Southwestern Iran

Iran Protests- Tehran, January 3, People Fight Back Against Plain Clothes and Security Agents

Iran Protests- Tehran Jan 3, Outraged People Chanting, Death to Khamenei, Death to the Dictator

Iran Protests- Jan 4, 2018- City of Isfahan

Iran Protests- January 2, 2018 Ahwaz, Sixth Day of Uprising

Iran Protests- Sixth Day of People's Uprising Against the Regime, Tehran, January 2, 2018

Iran - Jan. 1, 20117. Protesters Shot by Regime's Security Forces in a Hospital, in Shahinshahr

Iran Protests- January 1, 2018 Toysercan , Hamadan Province, Fourth Day of Uprising

Iran Protests- Fifth Day of People's Uprising Against the Regime, Shadegan, January 1, 2018

Iran Protests- Fifth Day of People's Uprising Against the Regime, Dehloran, January 1, 2018

Iran Protests- People's Uprising Against the Regime, Tehran, January 1, 2018

Iran Protests- Fifth Day of People's Uprising Against the Regime, Tehran, January 1, 2018

Iran Protests- 1 Jan 2018 Heavy Presence of Repressive Security Forces in Ahvaz Southwestern Iran

Iran Protests- Yazd Central Iran, Uprising of the People Against the Regime, January 1, 2018