In a Capitol Hill briefing, Congressman John Lewis, described by the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as “the conscience of the U.S. Congress,” spoke to a number of his colleagues, Iranian-Americans and supporters of Camp Ashraf in solidarity with the Iranian Resistance.
Kurds refuse to back al-Maliki as his insistence on holding power and Iranian regime meddling fuel opposition
Negotiations between the Iraqi prime minister and leaders of the Iraqi Kurdish region have not produced any results in Iraq, while Nouri al-Maliki’s insistence on saving his post as the prime minister as well as the Iranian regime’s terrorist meddling have fueled increasing protests and anger among average Iraqis.
A member of the Iranian regime’s Majlis (Parliament) has warned that providing the regime’s “enemies” with information showing signs of the regime’s weakness would be considered treason.
According to the state-run Abrar daily on Sunday, Hamid-Reza Taraqi, one of the members of the Mo’atalefeh faction, told reporters in response to questions about imprisoned journalists, “It is unfortunate that reporters like you keep ignoring the misdeeds committed by the imprisoned journalists.”
Seven protestors have been killed after suppressive forces attacked demonstrations in southwestern Iran. According to obtained reports, protests were triggered on Saturday and continued for three days in the city of Dehdez situated an hour and a half from Ahvaz in Khuzestan province.
Following the failure of the Iranian regime’s scandalous campaign of psychological torture of Camp Ashraf residents in Iraq by agents of its Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) dispatched from Iran, the terrorist Quds force has assigned Oday Khadhran, the Governor of city of Khalis, where Ashraf is located, to take a number of the regime’s agents posing as sheikhs and journalists to the entrance of Ashraf. They are planned to call for expulsion of the residents of Ashraf, members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), and to give morale support to the regime’s agents who have been stationed at the entrance of Ashraf for the past six months. To this end, Khadhran visited Salam, Anbakieh and Ajimi villages in Sarachiq district on August 3 and visited Jizani district on August 5 accompanied by Mohammad Sattar Helal from Badr group of the terrorist Quds force.
A spontaneous protest in Tehran on Sunday successfully prevented the arrest of a woman by the Iranian regime’s suppressive forces.
According to obtained reports, during a city services exhibit in Tehran, agents of the State Security Forces (SSF) harassed a mother who was walking with her young daughter.
The Washington Times - Embassy Row - By James Morrison
European lawmakers are warning President Obamathat his failure to remove an exiled Iranian opposition group from the U.S. terrorist blacklist gives the brutal Iranian regime an excuse to execute domestic dissidents and pursue nuclear weapons.
Last week, 210 members of the European Parliament and the national parliaments of Britain, France and Italy sent a letter to Mr. Obama appealing to him to lift the terrorist classification of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI).
German authorities have stopped a shipment by Siemens to the Iranian regime. According to the weekly Der Spiegel, customs agents in Frankfurt airport confiscated a Siemens shipment to the regime in June, which was headed to the Bushehr nuclear facility through Russia.
The German weekly added that Siemens had announced in January that it will not carry out further deals with the Iranian regime.
Following a hunger strike and acts of resistance displayed by political prisoners, as well as other protests in Iran in addition to international pressures to release political prisoners in Iran, the Iranian regime was forced to release one of the prisoners.
Currently, 17 political prisoners are on hunger strike at the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran.
Major portion of hangings in recent weeks carried out in southern cities
On Saturday, August 7, the inhumane clerical regime carried out yet another heinous act by collectively executing five prisoners at Karoun Prison in the southern city of Ahvaz. The state-run Fars news agency, affiliated with the regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), identified the victims with their initials as “M. M.” “M. G.” “Y. S.” “S. A.” and “A. R.,” claiming that they were charged with drug trafficking.