Latest News in Brief – May 24, 2020

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Hamideh Taati
May 24, 2020: Latest News
Bushehr, southern Iran: In the past three months since the spread of the virus in this province, 7,000 have gone to the hospital because of acute respiratory diseases.
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UPDATE: 12:30 PM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: Congratulations on Eid Al Fitr to my fellow compatriots in Iran and all Muslims around the world

Maryam Rajavi

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Congratulations on #EidAlFitr to my fellow compatriots in #Iran and all Muslims around the world. #EidMubarak

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UPDATE: 11:45 AM CEST

Ahvaz-Ghaizaniyeh in Protest of Water Shortage
Ahvaz-Ghaizaniyeh to in Protest Water Shortage
Ahvaz-Ghaizaniyeh to in Protest Water Shortage
Protesters shot, injured and arrested

On Saturday morning, the people and youth of Ahvaz in Khuzestan Province closed the Ahvaz-Mahshahr highway to protest the lack of drinking water. State Security Force (SSF) in riot gear and firing tear gas attacked the protesters, trying to disperse them. Met with the protesters’ defiance, the SSF opened fire, injuring several including a boy and arrested several protesters.

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UPDATE: 11:00 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities Exceed 43,800 in 320 Cities
Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities Exceed 43,800 in 320 Cities
Over 43,800 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced this afternoon, Saturday, May 23, 2020, the Coronavirus death toll in 320 cities across Iran had exceeded 43,800. The number of victims in Khuzestan is 3,270, Khorasan Razavi is at least 3,085, Lorestan 1,315, Fars 1,050, Kurdistan 826, Kerman 538, and Qazvin 505.

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UPDATE: 10:30 AM CEST

The Iranian Regime Is Losing a Propaganda War on at Least Two Fronts

Ali Khmenei and Hassan Rouhani
Iranian regime’s propaganda has been losing steam for years. Efforts to downplay the coronavirus outbreak have only accelerated that process. There is an ever-widening gulf between the official infection rates and fatality figures on one hand, and independent assessments of the situation on the other. This, of course, means that it is increasingly difficult to sell the regime’s official narrative to the public since doing so requires them to deny the evidence of their own eyes and ears.

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UPDATE: 10:00 AM CEST

Syria spending comments trigger new round of infighting among Iranian officials

Iran’s regime has spent billions of dollars on the war in Syria
Recent remarks by former Majlis member Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh have triggered a new wave of infighting among Iranian officials, which further highlights the disarray plaguing the senior ranks of the Iranian regime.

Most notable among the reactions to Falahatpisheh’s remarks, who acknowledged that the regime might have spent $20-30 billion on the war in Syria, was a piece written by Hossein Shariatmadari, the editor-in-chief of Keyhan daily, known for reflecting the views and opinions of regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei.

In remarks published by the state-run Etemad Online, Falahatpisheh, who formerly chaired the National Security and Foreign Affairs Commission of the Majlis, said, “We may have given $20-30 billion to Syria. The money of this nation was spent there.”

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Sunday, May 24, 2020, marks the 192nd day since the beginning of the nationwide Iran protests.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) has identified 755 of the more than 1500 protesters killed by the regime so far.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has called on the United Nations to urgently send an international fact-finding mission to Iranian prisons to meet with the detainees.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE UPRISING:

Number of uprising cities: 191

Number of martyrs: At least 1500

Number of injured: More than 4,000

Number of detainees: More than 12,000

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