MotahariA string of defections by the Iranian regime’s diplomats in Europe has “pleased the enemies and given an image of instability in the Islamic Republic abroad,” according to a senior member of the Iranian regime’s Majlis or Parliament.

On Sunday, the state-run news website Jahan News also quoted Ali Motahari as asking the foreign ministry to pay more careful attention when appointing and sending diplomats abroad in order to reduce possibilities of defections.

Raf-KhamAt a meeting with the members of the Iranian regime’s Assembly of Experts and Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the mullahs’ Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, warned about the threats posed by popular uprisings which took place last year and called on regime officials to be vigilant about the “enemy’s structure-shattering activities” and to boost the morale of regime forces.

According to the state-run TV, Khamenei also referred to international sanctions and said, “Imposing several resolutions and sanctions, creating an atmosphere (of animosity) and allegations against the Islamic Republic, coupled with activities that help the domestic radicals, and using all communications and political, cultural and economic resources are examples of extensive activities by the front that is active against the Islamic system.”

HejabA number of young people in Iran resisted attempts by the Iranian regime’s suppressive forces in the city of Shiraz to intimidate a female pedestrian under the pretext of “mal-veiling.”

The Iranian regime causes regular nuisance for Iranian women, forcing them to comply with its veiling dictates in an attempt to control half the population. But these attempts have been met with fierce resistance by residents in various cities.

Ahmadi - MotekiNCRI – In the midst of increasing infighting within the Iranian regime, Jahan News state-run website have picked up rumors about the sacking of the mullahs’ current Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki.

According to the reports, Mottaki’s potential replacement will be introduced by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the mullahs’ president. People close to Ahmadinejad are looking to replace Mottaki. Among the possible successors are Saeed Jalili, Secretary of the regime’s Supreme National Security Council, and Mojtaba Samareh Hashemi, a special advisor to Ahmadinejad.

Dead throwOn September 5, officials of Gohardasht prison, eastern Tehran, attacked Mr. Saleh Kohandel, a political prisoner in Ward 4, in order to strangle him. Thanks to the intervention of other prisoners, he was saved from certain death.

Also on Monday, September 6, in a bloody brawl in Ward 1 initiated by dangerous prisoners instigated by the regime, at least seven prisoners were seriously injured. Four of them had to be hospitalized outside the prison. A prisoner, identified as Javad Zare, was badly wounded with dagger and one of his eyes had to be removed in prison hospital.

KaniA senior cleric associated with the Iranian regime told a number of religious seminary students on Tuesday that recent widespread uprisings in Iran targeted the foundation of the clerical regime or the principle of absolute clerical rule.

According to the state-run Fars news agency, mullah Mahdavi Kani referred to the deep divisions at the top of the regime’s hierarchy and said, “Everyone used to at least on the surface tow the same line. The enemy was on the other side. The line used to be clear. But now this line have blurred.”

FishermanOn Tuesday, the Iranian regime’s agents shot in public and killed a young man in Qeshm Island, according to Harana news agency.

Sadeq Dolabizadeh, who was his family’s breadwinner, was arrested by the regime’s suppressive State Security Forces (SSF) while he was fishing. He was later shot in the head.

KamyaranIranian regime’s agents at the Kamyaran city in northwestern Iran, police station have beaten a young man to death, Harana news agency reported on Monday.

According to reports, Gholamreza Bayat experienced internal bleeding and went into a coma after being brutally beaten by the regime’s agents. He later lost his life.

KaramiA member of the Iranian regime’s Majlis (Parliament) has said that the clerical regime has not been able to dominate universities during the past 32 years after the 1979 revolution, the state-run Tabnak reported on Monday.

In reaction to the regime’s Minister of Science who had said that universities opposed to the regime would have to be destroyed, the Majlis deputy, Abdoljabar Karami, said regime officials should avoid making such statements, adding, “Instead of demolishing universities, we have to look back to our own wrong doings and see why in the past 32 years we have not been able to influence students.”

MahmanparastNCRI - The Iranian regime’s foreign ministry spokesman admitted to the painful impacts of international sanctions on the clerical regime, saying, “So, if we retreat, there would be nothing left for us.”

According to the state-run Fars news agency on Sunday, Ramin Mehmanparast, whose remarks were broadcast on state-run TV, said, “We do not welcome any sanctions or [punitive] resolutions. We don’t want to move towards resolutions. But, at the same time, we are not prepared to back away from our rights under pressure.”