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London, 6 May - Most of Yurt mine’s stock belonged to the repressive organ, Basidj.

According to the report of the board of Yurt coal mine, three of the five members of the board of this mine depend on the Mehr financial group, which belongs to Bassidj, a repressive organ of the regime. This financial institution was founded in 1993.

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London, 5 May - In 2012, Iranian diplomat Hamid Mohammadi said there were many Iranian-Canadians "working in influential government positions" and called on others to "occupy high-level and key positions.” Now, in Canada, Iran is making an effort to expand its presence, with an aim to use America's neighbour as a "forward operating base" for influence operations against the American government.

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London, 25 Apr - The Iranian Election is drawing ever closer and people all over the globe are speculating what change this will bring for relations with the middle-eastern country, but they are wrong to expect any change from the Iranian Regime.

Heshmat Alavi, a human rights expert, wrote an op-ed on Al-Arabiya in which he asserted that this election would bring no significant changes for the middle-east, the international community and, most importantly, no changes for the people of Iran.

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London, 4 May - Iranian news agencies reported Thursday, that a coal mine explosion in northern Iran killed at least 35 people, and rescuers are working a second day to reach those trapped by the blast.

Similar reports were carried by Fars, Mehr and Tasnim news agencies Thursday morning. The explosion occurred on Wednesday at the Golestan province mine but was not immediately reported. Sadegh Ali Moghadam, the provincial director general of disaster management, in a live broadcast by state television, said 22 dead bodies had been recovered.

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London, 25 Apr - The Obama administration reportedly released seven Iranians who posed a national security risk to the United States in order to get the 2015 nuclear deal agreed.

The Obama administration overruled prosecutors and lawyers in order to free these people who were charged as part of a weapons-procurement ring. They claimed that the prisoners had merely violated economic sanctions; although considering that money funnelled to Iran funds terrorism and repression, surely that’s bad enough.

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London, 4 May - London, 3 May - An explosion in a coal mine in northern Iran on Wednesday killed at least 21 workers and injured scores, according to state media.

The blast occurred at 12:45 p.m. local time (0745 GMT) in the Zemestanyurt mine when workers tried to jump-start a locomotive.

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London, 1 May - Despite the regime's anti-labor measures, the workers were able in 2016 to have 2171 collective protests in different cities of Iran. The most important feature of rallies and protests by workers over the past year was the political slogans. The scope of the protests was so high that Guard Ashtari in reference to them told the state run ISNA news agency on February 26, 2017: "Now because of the closure of some factories and credit institutions, rallies are held that occasionally reach to 20-30 per day, and these rallies must be well managed. Because occurring of an accident in a city can have national and international repercussions. "

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London, 24 Apr - The Iranian Regime has put a notorious human rights abuser on the ballot for their upcoming Presidential elections; proving that there is no moderate faction within the Regime.

Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the Death Commissions which sent 30,000 political prisoners, mainly members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK), to their death in 1988, announced his candidacy last week.

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London, 24 Apr - As their sham Presidential Elections draw ever closer, it becomes clearer and clear that the Iranian Regime is worried about potential uprisings from its oppressed people; similar to the Green revolution which followed the 2009 election.

The Supreme Leader of the Iranian Regime, Ali Khamenei, recently met with military commanders to express his security concerns.

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London, 24 Apr - While the Trump administration is right to be worried about Syria and North Korea in terms of human rights abuses and regional destabilisation, but these are relatively small issues in comparison to the threat posed by the Iranian Regime, according to Jennifer Rubin.

She wrote: “The incoherence here is stunning. On one hand, we are properly worried over Syria and North Korea. On the other hand, our current policy toward Iran, a much greater threat, is such that we are helping to rebuild and enrich a country that is supporting Assad, is exporting terrorism, is fomenting regional chaos and -- even without cheating -- can eventually obtain nuclear weapons.”

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London, 22 Apr - The pro-Iran lobby in the US has accused Trump of trying to start a war with Iran.

The Regime apologists, who refuse to accept that middle-eastern country could possibly be bringing this on itself, criticised Donald Trump for extending sanctions against Iran, allowing Congress to debate whether Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) should be designated as a foreign terror organisation (FTO), and putting the Gulf nation on notice following ballistic missile tests which violate the 2015 nuclear pact between Iran and six world powers.

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London, 21 Apr - The State Department officially notified Congress that Iran was complying with its commitments under the nuclear deal, so Tehran was by surprised, when one day later, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's latest remarks that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action has failed to quell Iran's capability and willpower to develop nuclear weapons. Tillerson emphasized that the regime continues to pose a grave threat to international peace and security.

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London, 25 Apr - Iran could soon achieve real positive change, if the US re-aligns itself with the Iranian Resistance forces, according to the political director of a non-profit that works to promote human rights and democracy in Iran.

Dr Majid Sadeghpour, from the Organization of Iranian-American Communities (OIACUS), wrote an op-ed for The Hill arguing that the Trump administration has made the right decision on holding the Iranian Regime to account for its use of ballistic weapons but pleaded with them to go further.

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London, 21 Apr - Six politicians were approved to run in Iran’s presidential election, but the former hardline president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, wasn’t one of them. The list of candidates who had applied to run for president ran to more than 1,600 other nominees, including 137 female candidates, as well as Ahmadinejad. According to the final list of approved candidates announced on Thursday, all but six have been disqualified.

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