The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) on April 4 published a report, pointing out that the employment rate of women in Iran is significantly low, compared to other developing countries.
“Only 12% of women aged 10 and above are considered economically active”, the report said, quoting the Statistical Centre of Iran. Iran is the second largest economy in the Middle East and North Africa region, yet a visible gender gap in employment allowed only 12 percent of women to contribute to the economy.
Pakistan has asked the Iranian regime to investigate the case of a suspected Indian spy who Pakistani authorities say has confessed to spying against Pakistan from Iran, according to a copy of a Pakistani Interior Ministry letter to Iran obtained by Reuters on Friday.
Last month, Pakistan said it had detained the suspected spy, Kulbhushan Jadhav, in the violence-plagued province of Baluchistan after he had illegally entered the country from Iran.
Bahrain's foreign minister said on Friday that Gulf Arab states were prepared to confront Iran's regime over its foreign policy and Tehran should drop its support for Middle East factions.
Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmed al-Khalifa also played down any difference with the United States over remarks by U.S. President Barack Obama last month telling Saudi Arabia and Iran "to find an effective way to share the neighborhood".
U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday criticized Iranian leaders for undermining the “spirit” of last year’s historic nuclear agreement, The Hill reported.
In comments following the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, Obama denied speculation that the United States would ease rules preventing dollars from being used in financial transactions with Iran in order to boost the regime’s engagement with the rest of the world.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has reported on their website that a large weapons cache has been seized at sea by French authorities on 20th March. The weapons cache is said to originate from Iran and was probably en route to Yemen according to Cmdr. Kevin Stephens, a spokesman for US 5th Fleet.
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