Ria NovostiTwo Russian commentators have written in an opinion piece that the clerical regime is on the brink of collapse owing to the conflicts brewing in its dominant factions.

Karar - DoroghThe Iranian regime is exaggerating and bluffing when it comes to its drone bombers, the director of the Russian Centre for Strategy and Technology Analysis said on Tuesday.

According to Ria Novosti, Ruslan Pukhov also said the regime does not have the capability to defend itself against air assaults.

Alawi - MotlaqAs the incumbent Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, grapples with rising street demonstrations by the Iraqi people against his government, this week, Dr. Ayad Allawi, the leader of the al-Iraqiya coalition, which won a majority in the March parliamentary elections, traveled to Kuwait after meeting with the president and prime minister of Russia in Moscow. Another senior leader of the coalition, Dr. Saleh Mutlak, visited Turkey to hold talks with the country’s president, prime minister and foreign minister.

KahrizakThe Iranian regime’s General Prosecutor on Monday confirmed reports that three judiciary officials linked to the heinous crimes committed at Kahrizak death camp have been suspended from work.

Gholamhossein Ejei added that the case of crimes committed by the regime’s agents at the University of Tehran’s dormitory is also being investigated separately.

KuwaitKuwait is closely monitoring "sleeping terror cells" tied to the Iranian regime, Agence France Presse reported on Sunday.

The AFP story was based on a report by al-Qabas daily citing Kuwaiti security sources.

Nuke BusherSubsequent to the launch of the Bushehr nuclear reactor, governments in the US, Britain and France emphasized growing international worries concerning the Iranian regime’s nuclear activities and called on Tehran to comply with its international obligations.

The US State Department’s spokesman, Darby Holladay told AFP on Saturday that the reactor "underscores that Iran does not need an indigenous enrichment capability if its intentions are purely peaceful."

hasanpourA human rights activist was summoned last Wednesday to the third interrogation branch of the so-called Revolutionary Court of Tehran based in the notorious Evin prison to hear fresh charges against her.

According to Herana new agency, Ms. Laleh Hassanpour’s lawyer was not present during the proceeding, where three new charges were levied against the defendant, including “insulting the Supreme Leader,” “insulting sanctities,” and “insulting the president.”

ValadimirA senior fellow at Russia’s Middle East Institute challenged the Iranian regime’s claims on Wednesday that it will be able to build several new nuclear reactors in the next year, citing technical challenges. He also said that the Iranian regime does not need to enrich uranium for peaceful nuclear energy, according to Ria Novosti.

BenzenOman has become the latest country cutting off gasoline exports to Iran in compliance with international sanctions, according to the state-run Iranian Mehr news agency on Tuesday.

Last year, a number of companies from the United Arab Emirates, India, Turkmenistan, the Netherlands and Oman collectively sold the largest amount of gasoline to the clerical regime. More than $4.25 billion worth of gasoline were sold to the regime by these five countries alone, according to Mehr.

UnemploymentUnemployment in the past several years has skyrocketed in Iran, according to state-run media reports. Since the mullahs’ firebrand president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, came to power in 2005, unemployment has more than doubled in the country.