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Iran Focus

London, 6 Jan - US Ambassador Nikki Haley said "Iran is now on notice: the world will be watching what you do," during an emergency meeting of UN Security Council on mass anti-government protests in Iran. On Friday January 5.

Nikki Haley accused Iranian regime of funding a pro-regime military campaign in Syria, backing Shia militias in Iraq and supporting a crony elite while ordinary Iranians struggle.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley warned Iranian authorities on Friday that the world is watching, as thousands held pro-government demonstrations in Iran following anti-government protests, in which over 21 people were killed.

Iran Focus

London, 5 Jan - As the protests against the Iranian Government continue into their second week, many are speculating on what the world should be doing to support the Iranian people in their struggle for a free Iran.

Many US politicians- including Donald Trump- have tweeted their support of the Iranian people but there is much more they can do from imposing sanctions on the Government to arming the Iranian people.

Protests

The protests, which began on December 28 in response to a sharp increase in the cost of living, soon took on a general anti-Government sentiment with many calling for the resignation (or even the heads) of the Government’s key figures, including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Iran Focus

London, 3 Jan - Anti-regime protests are going strong across Iran; from the big cities to rural areas, the Iranians want an end to the theocratic Regime that has held them hostage for almost 40 years.

The protests began over the failing economy (high unemployment, rising cost of living) but grew into a rally against the violent Regime and all of its major problems.

Now, the protesters are crying out for political freedom, the removal of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and an end to Iranian imperialism in the Middle East.

Iran Focus

London, 5 Jan - Social media is playing an 'extremely important' role in the current Iranian protests, despite censorship efforts by the Iranian Regime. The fact is that internet access has grown significantly over the last ten years, which is why social media is playing such a big part in these protests in a way that it didn’t in the 2009 uprising over the disputed election result.

Experts believe, that it has made a tremendous difference between now and then. One difference between now and 2009 is that almost the whole nation is now plugged online. Which for these protests it's extremely important."

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London, 3 Jan - Yemen’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi tweeted on Tuesday that he supported the Iranian people in their fight for freedom and their recent protests.

He said: "We wish the aspirations of the Iranian people succeed in achieving freedom and stopping foreign ventures."

He said that the Iranian uprising was the result of Iranians wanting to live in peace and prosperity with the other people of the Middle East; a direct contrast from the Regime’s horrifying dreams of exporting terrorism, spreading destruction, and creating a Shiite Crescent across the Middle East.

Iran Focus

London, 5 Jan - As deep-seated unrest among the citizens risks Iran becoming the next Syria, let’s take a look at how those on the ground have been affected by the disastrous decisions of the Iranian government.

These protests initially began because of a sharp increase in the cost of living, but soon turned into a wide-ranging demonstration against everything that this wrong with the Regime.

Mohsen, 20, a protester in Karaj, expressed despair at the state of the economy- which has been horrendously mismanaged- and the high unemployment rates.

Iran Focus

London, 3 Jan - Donald Trump has praised the Iranian people for standing up against the brutal mullahs that head the Regime and cited that the money that Iran got as a result of the nuclear deal has been used to fund terrorism and expansionism, rather than to benefit their own people.

The spending of this money on the export of terrorism and wars via proxy groups is part of the reasons for the protests.

On January 2, Trump tweeted: “The people of Iran are finally acting against the brutal and corrupt Iranian regime. All of the money that President Obama so foolishly gave them went into terrorism and into their ‘pockets.’ The people have little food, big inflation and no human rights. The U.S. is watching!”

Iran Focus

London, 5 Jan - As Iran’s nationwide protests entered their sixth day on Tuesday, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei finally spoke about them publically for the first time.

Unsurprisingly, he blamed “enemies” of the Regime for instigating the protests and controlling the demonstrators in over 60 cities. Now, he probably meant to insinuate that the US or the West is directing tens of thousands of Iranian people out into the streets to protest- as ludicrous as that sounds- but in a way he is correct.

Iran Focus

London, 3 Jan - Donald Trump has tweeted his support for the anti-regime protesters in Iran but he can solidify that support through US policy on Iran.

In just two weeks, Trump must decide whether or not to reimpose US sanctions on Iran’s oil exports that were waived under the nuclear deal; a decision that he handed to Congress in October after decertifying Iranian compliance with the 2015 nuclear pact and that Congress returned to him without a verdict in December.

Iran Focus
London, 4 Jan - January 4, 2018. The staff and workers of the Iranian Oil & Gas field of Southern Pars refinery in the city of Asaluyeh, the capital of Asaluyeh County, in Bushehr Province Southern Iran, went on Strike.

It is noteworthy that on Monday January 1, 2018 , consistent with the nationwide protests against Iranian clerical regime, the social headquarter of the people’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) had called for strike in the oil industry in addition to military and ammunition production industries as an essential and vital step to cripple the Iranian regime.

Iran Focus

London, 2 Jan - At the start of a new year, the Iranian people certainly seem to have made their resolution to get rid of the brutal Regime that punishes them. Their protests- which were widespread and prominent throughout 2017- have taken on a new, bigger turn within the past couple of weeks.

Although it is unclear whether these widespread protests will spell the end of the Iranian Regime and their terrorist Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), we can but hope. One thing is clear though- the protests have already gained worldwide attention and the Regime’s future is in jeopardy.

Iran Focus

London, 4 Jan - Those who have been watching Iran for long enough have experienced many moments in which they thought that the Iranian Regime would certainly collapse, but the recent protests have renewed hope that the brutal clerics will not celebrate 40 years in power.

As Saudi writer Mohammed Al-Shaikh points out in an op-ed for Al Arabiya, all revolutions must transform into a civil state if they have any hope of long-term power. The Iranian Regime has refused to do this and so they will certainly fall. It is just a question of when.

Iran Focus

London, 2 Jan - A secret meeting between high-ranking mullahs in the Iranian establishment (including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, political leaders and heads of security) revealed that the widespread civilian protests that have taken over Iran in the past week have severely damaged the economy and threaten the security of the state.

These notes- which covered several meetings up until December 31- were leaked to Fox News by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), who have informers within the top ranks of the government.

The meeting notes showed discussions about the rising protests and how to stop them from going further-apparently stopping executions, raising employment, and ending regional interference was not how the Government wanted to tackle it.

Iran Focus

London, 4 Jan - The US should not be debating whether to tweet support for the protesters in Iran or just keep quiet until it all blows over. The US needs to take direct action and fast.

When the US was removing Saddam Hussein from Iraq and looking for the Al-Qaeda terrorists responsible for planning 9/11 (who were as it turns out be sheltered by the Iranian Regime), the Iranian Regime did not simply express its disapproval via the internet: it killed a lot of American troops.

Iran Focus

London, 2 Jan - At least 30 people have now been killed in clashes between the Iranian people and the security forces as anti-Regime protests continue to grow.

The death toll stood at 12 on January 1, and before that the Iranian Regime had only confirmed four deaths. This number has risen dramatically after tens of thousands of people joined the protests, which began last week.

Two protesters were shot dead by security forces on Sunday night, adding to the two killed on Saturday. Hundreds have been arrested for taking part in the demonstrations.

Iran Focus

London, 4 Jan - As protests in Iran continue to grow in size and strength, many around the world are supporting the Iranian people’s call for freedom from a brutal regime but a select few are concerned about the survival of the mullah’s regime in Iran and are releasing fake news to malign the Iranian people.

The latter includes the Syrian Regime and its dictator, Bashar al-Assad, who owe their very survival to the Iranian Regime. The Regime sent their Revolutionary Guards and one of its key commanders Qassem Soleimani into Syria with mercenaries, terrorist proxies, and arms to suppress the Syrian people’s organised resistance on behalf of Assad. This prolonged the war well past its natural end, cost countless lives, and kept a Regime that poisoned its own people in power.

Iran Focus

London, 2 Jan - In a DW interview, Paulo Casaca prominent political analyst and a former member of the European Parliament said the theocratic regime in Iran is domestically and internationally isolated and cannot hold on to power for long.

Explaining the factors that have taken the Iranian people to the street, Mr. Casaca said: “Economic issues ignited a protest movement that quickly translated into something bigger, with people demanding the regime change, an end to theocracy and its replacement with a democratic form of government”.

Iran Focus

London, 4 Jan - The anti-regime protests in Iran are now in their second week and the US is currently deciding on the best way to support the demonstrators.

Members of the Donald Trump administration (and many other politicians) have already voiced their support for the Iranian people and their fights for freedom via social media, with Trump warning the Regime that the “world is watching”.

This has been lauded as a great first step by political pundits, including Behnam Ben Taleblu, a senior Iran analyst at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

Iran Focus

London, 2 Jan - Some 30 protesters have been killed by the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as nationwide uprising of the Iranian people enter its sixth day, according to the National Council of Resistance of Iran.

Fearful of overthrow and desperate to confronting the popular nationwide uprising, the clerical regime has started blind arrests and so far detained at least 1,000 in the first to forth days of the uprising.

On Monday, despite brutal suppression by the Mullahs’ regime, people took to the streets en mass in Tehran and dozens of other cities across the country, chanting, “Death to Khamenei”, “Khamenei, shame on you, Let go the country”.

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