Every year during the winter season, air pollution becomes a topic in Iranian state media. According to the Ministry of Health, this situation causes 40,000 to 45,000 premature deaths per year.
The Baha’i faith community is one of Iran’s most persecuted religious minorities. Because Iran’s Constitution does not recognise the Baha’i faith as an official religion, the Iranian government is unafraid to spread false narratives about the community and has for decades denied the Baha’is many rights, including property ownership, equal burial rights, access to higher education, and so on.
Thousands of members of the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) gathered in Ashraf 3, Albania, on Sunday for a memorial to Sir David Amess, a British MP and great friend of the Iranian people, who was assassinated last week while holding a meeting with his constituency in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.
Ebrahim Raisi, the regime’s new president, and his cabinet have stated that they will not “negotiate for the sake of negotiating.” The regime had also hoped to receive concessions from the West while restoring the nuclear deal with the features of its initial 2015 implementation, due to the weak approach of western officials toward Tehran’s provocative nuclear activities and breaches of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Following two strikes last year, Iran’s contract oil workers threatened to strike again in March 2021 if Iranian regime officials did not meet their demands. Now the second phase of strikes began, as a result of the government’s inaction and has lasted for the past seven months, with a wider reach than before.
After arriving in Sweden as a tourist in 2019, Swedish authorities detained former Iranian jail official Hamid Noury. The arrest was described as a result of the principle of “universal jurisdiction,” which allows perpetrators of the most serious international law offenses to be punished in any country, regardless of the defendant’s nationality or the location of the crimes.
In an official request, a former Scottish MP, together with the families of five political prisoners killed in Iran, requested that Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi be detained if he travels to Glasgow for a climate change summit.
In 2011, back when Iraq had already come under the control of Tehran, Obama removed all challenges to Iranian influence by pulling American troops out of the country. On a roll, Obama negotiated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and even more problematic nuclear weapons agreement, and freed up 141 billion dollars in frozen Iranian assets.