A large group of residents of southern Iranian city of Ahwaz who protested against the clerical regime during a soccer match were arrested on Tuesday.
The spectators attending soccer match between Foulad of Khuzestan and Al-Halal of Saudi Arabia expressed their rage against regime’s repressive measures, especially the repression against the people of Khuzestan.
People of Ahwaz were carrying signs in sympathy about a man who immolated himself in protest to the regime’s repressive measures. The signs read: “We are all Younes”.
Younes Asakereh, a 31-year-old, street vender and father of two children is in critical condition
Younes’s self-immolation raised the rage of the people in cities across Iran, particularly in Khuzestan Province.
subsequent to setting himself on fire on March 13 after numerous attacks by repressive state security forces who prevented him from earning a living. Yunes has died of his injuries.
During Tuesday’s soccer match, the security forces, plainclothes agents, and intelligence agents attacked the spectators and arrested a large number of people, especially those wearing traditional Arab minority clothing known as Dishdasha.
In the ensuing clashes that lasted for three hours, a large number of people, especially the youth were battered and injured. Some one hundred protesters were arrested and transferred to an undisclosed location. The repressive forces opened fire on people and in one occasion at least killed one.
Two men have been hanged in public in the Iranian city of Jiroft ahead of the regime’s New Year celebrations.
The executions were carried out using a crane and mechanical fork loader in one of the city’s main squares, with armed men guarding from rooftops.
The death sentences took place on the day after Fire Festival - known as Charshanbeh Souri - used by many Iranians to defy the clerical regime.
According to Associated Press March 20th, the United States and Iranian regime's representatives broke off nuclear negotiations ahead of schedule Friday, setting up make-or-break talks next week for a deal providing long-term assurance to the world that the Iranians cannot develop nuclear weapons.
The session in the Swiss city of Lausanne was interrupted on its sixth day so members of the Iranian delegation could attend the funeral of their president`s mother. Diplomats didn’t promise a breakthrough this week, but strove to make as much progress as possible with a March 31 deadline for a framework accord looming.
In Brussels, French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the state of negotiations Friday with the EU`s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini. All three countries are negotiating with the United States, as are Russia and China. The U.S. is determined to maintain unity among its partners. But France, which raised last minute objections to an interim agreement reached with Iran in 2013, could threaten a deal again. It is particularly opposed to providing Iran with quick relief from international sanctions and is trying to secure a longer timeframe for restrictions on Iran’s nuclear activity.
Diplomats said the talks would resume after March 25. The venue will likely be in Switzerland.
The stakes are high. Washington has yet to say what it will do if talks miss the March deadline. And the Obama administration has warned that a diplomatic failure could lead to an ever tougher dilemma: Whether to launch a military attack on Iran or allow it to reach nuclear weapons capacity.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi , the Iranian Resistance’s President-elect, strongly condemns the brutal and repulsive terrorist attacks on Bardo Museum and expresses the deepest sympathies of the Iranian people and the Resistance with the people and President of Tunisia.
She stressed that those who planned this atrocity are taking revenge on the Tunisian people for their resolute rejection of fundamentalism and extremism under the veneer of Islam. She added that slaughter of innocent civilians of any nationality on whatever pretext is a crime against humanity and even more unacceptable when committed in the name of Islam, a religion of compassion and emancipation.
Mrs. Rajavi emphasized that terrorism and fundamentalism turned into a pressing global threat when the religious dictatorship came to power in Iran. Through its growing meddling and unparalleled slaughter in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen in recent years, this regime has inflamed the plague of terrorism and fundamentalism in the region. The eviction of this anti-Islamic and anti-Iranian regime from the region is the foremost measure to rein in fundamentalism and terrorism under the banner of Islam; and the overthrow of this regime is the final solution in defeating this ominous phenomenon and ridding the region and the Islamic World of it.
Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued his annual greeting for Noeruz celebrations and said:
“Laureen and I would like to offer our best wishes to everyone celebrating Nowruz both here in Canada and around the world.
“Nowruz, or ‘new day,’ is a festival that has been celebrated for thousands of years by Persian, Kurdish, Central Asian and Ismaili communities. It marks the beginning of spring and a New Year, and is an opportunity to reflect upon the past year, recognize good fortune, and look to the year ahead with hope. Our Government shares your optimism for the future and will continue to work to help create a year of peace and prosperity for all Canadians.
“Nowruz traditions include a spring cleaning of the home, preparation of the haft-seen table, the gathering of families and friends to share meals and gifts, as well as musical and dance performances. In addition, shortly before Nowruz bonfires are lit and individuals recite a special phrase that helps to symbolically carry away the hardships of the past year with the flames.
“Nowruz is an opportunity for all Canadians to learn about the ancient Persian festival and recognize the important contributions of Iranian-Canadian, Central Asian and Ismaili communities to building a peaceful, pluralistic and prosperous Canada. At the end,
“On behalf of all Canadians, I wish everyone celebrating Nowruz a happy and healthy New Year.
Other MPs and the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued their statement to mark Nowruz as well.
On Thursday a day before the Iranian new year, a very dear friends of Iranian community here in