Fearing increased usage of the internet for planning anti-regime protests by Iranian youths, the regime has disrupted internet connections in cities like Shahr-e Kord, where internet service providers have stopped service completely for long hours citing “technical difficulties.”

The Iranian regime’s telecommunications company in Tehran has disrupted telephone usage in vast parts of the city, it was reported on Thursday.

Since Tuesday night and simultaneous with growing public calls for an anti-regime protest on the 32nd anniversary of the Iranian revolution, mobile phones in extensive parts of Tehran were reported to have limited or no connectivity.

An official of the Iranian regime has acknowledged defections at the highest levels of the regime during the 2009 nationwide uprisings, saying, “When the [regime’s Supreme Leader] was under assault, some people did not support him due to differences with Mr. Ahmadinejad.”

According to the state-run Jahan News on Sunday, Javad Larijani said some in the regime do not accept the rule of the mullahs’ Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and only voice support for political reasons.

Fearing the growing popularity of the main opposition satellite channel, Iran National TV (Simay-e Azadi), the Iranian regime’s State Security Forces (SSF) in Esfahan have arrested 800 people during raids of houses and business to combat satellite viewership.

The state-run news website Saham News quoted Hassan Karami, the SSF’s commander in Esfahan, as saying, “Public security agents have carried out a planned operation to confiscate satellite equipment.”

Four days after the regime’s Minister of Transportation was ousted by a vote of no-confidence by Majlis (Parliament), the mullahs’ President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad decried the move, calling it “illegal” and threatening to reveal information about Majlis.

According to the state-run Fars news agency on Saturday, Ahmadinejad complained that the regime’s Majlis “took the best minister in the cabinet.”

In the midst of intense factional feuding within the regime, some factions are apparently sabotaging attempts by a regime insider, Ahmad-Reza Mahdavi Kani, to become the chairman of the regime’s Assembly of Experts, the state-run Fars news agency reported on Friday.

Close to 12 billion dollars has disappeared in Iran after the government of the Iranian regime’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad failed to deposit oil revenues in foreign reserves, according to the state-run Jahan News on Tuesday.

The news agency cited the regime’s Supreme Audit Court as saying that about $11.7 billion have gone missing since 2009.

The Iranian regime’s Majlis (Parliament) has dismissed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Roads and Transportation Minister, according to state-run news agencies.

On Tuesday, state-run Mehr reported that Majlis deputies dismissed Hamid Behbahani in a no-confidence vote, with 147 in favor, 78 against and nine abstaining.

The poverty line for a family of four in Tehran is set at less than $1,360, according to an official of the Iranian regime.

The state-run Jahan News reported on Sunday that Ali Akbar Eyvazi, an official at the regime’s Labor Ministry, told reporters, “Our analysis indicates that with the five essential commodities and services of health care, food, shelter, transportation and energy, an income of $1,359 in Tehran would be considered below poverty.”

An advisor to the Iranian regime’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has resigned, according to the Fars news agency on Monday.

The resignation of Saqai Biria, who acted as Ahmadinejad’s advisor to relations with clerics, comes just two weeks after thirteen other advisors to the mullahs’ president also left their posts.