The Iranian regime joined the "Board of Women" at the united nations
The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power said: “In Iran, women are legally barred from holding some government positions, there are no laws against domestic violence, and adultery is punishable by stoning, making it wholly inappropriate that Iran assume a leadership role on women's rights and welfare at the UN." Power expressed “extreme disappointment" at the Iranian regime joining the board of UN Women, created in 2010 to push for gender equality and empowerment of women. Repression of Iranian women and activists has worsened under Hassan Rouhani, a UN rights investigator said in March.
Women are deprived of most public rights and freedoms, even from watching matches in stadiums and from singing. They are systematically dismissed from social activities. Mullahs interfere in all aspect of women's lives to suppress them even further. Fundamentalists see women as their most important social threat because they seek and demand freedom and equality. Women's demands and their determination pose the most dangerous threat to the fundamentalists.
Iranian regime Supreme Leader Khamenei on Thursday demanded that all sanctions on Iranian regime be lifted as soon as a final agreement with world powers on curbing Tehran’s nuclear program was concluded, Reuters reported Thursday April 9, 2015.
In a live speech on Iranian state television, Khamenei said he neither backed nor rejected an interim accord reached between Iran and the powers last week. Its details would be decisive, he said, making his first comment on the framework deal.
The publication of a U.S. fact sheet showing terms that were at variance with the Iranian view of the agreement showed 'devilish' U.S. intentions, he said.
'I neither support nor oppose it,' he said. 'Everything is in the details; it may be that the deceptive other side wants to restrict us in the details.'
'The White House put out a statement just a few hours after our negotiators finished their talks...this statement, which they called a ’fact sheet’, was wrong on most of the issues.'
The tentative accord, struck on April 2 after eight days of talks in Switzerland, clears the way for a settlement to allay Western fears that Iran could build an atomic bomb, with economic sanctions on Tehran being lifted in return.
He added: 'What has been achieved so far does not guarantee a deal or even that the negotiations will continue to the end.'
'I was never optimistic about negotiating with America... nonetheless I agreed to the negotiations and supported, and still support, the negotiators.'
He said he supported a deal that preserved the 'interests and honor' of Iran and that an extension of a June 30 deadline should not matter.
The Iranian resistance in its April 7 statement said: In the fourth week of the illegal detention of Mr. Safar Zakeri, a Camp Liberty resident, on pretext of a suspicious traffic accident, and following a series of illegal and suspicious measures, the investigative judge Nasser Moussavi extended Mr. Zakeri detention for the sixth time deferring the next deliberation until April 14. He is waiting for a reply from Iranian regime embassy in Baghdad, which clearly indicates a fresh conspiracy against Mr. Zakeri and Camp Liberty residents. Illegal detention, ignoring United Nations document, allowing regime’s embassy meddling in this file, and preventing scheduled surgery of Mr. Zakeri indicate an intended and deliberate hostage taking, says the Iranian resistance.
Mr. Zakeri 60 years old is suffering from BPH or BEP also called benign enlargement of the prostate, has an appointment for surgery on April 5, 2015 which he had to wait 3 years for it.
The Iranian resistance regards this as hostage taking and is demanding his release. A group of Iranian-Canadians in Ottawa gathered in front of the US embassy yesterday and demanded the release of Mr. Zakeri and the protection of Camp Liberty, where some 1400 Iranian PMOI members live.
A military spokesman for the Saudi-led “Operation Decisive Storm” said Iran and Hezbollah are training Houthi militias to “harm Yemenis,” Al Arabiya TV reported.
“We have evidence that Iran trained Houthi militias on operating fighter jets,” Saudi Brigadier General Ahmed Asiri told reporters.
Asiri said there was “no way for militias to acquire fighter jets,” referring to Iran’s support for the Houthis rebels.
Asiri’s comments follows Monday’s remarks by Saudi ambassador to the United States Adel al-Jubeir who said Washington and Riyadh are in agreement over the support Iran is providing the Houthi rebels in Yemen.
“Iran provides financial support for the Houthis and helps them in building weapon factories and providing them with weapons. In addition there are Iranians working alongside the Houthis,” al-Jubeir told U.S. and Arab reporters in a gathering in Washington, reported state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
“When I talk with U.S. officials, they know that this is what the Iranians do with the Houthis,” he said.
“There is no difference between us and the United States of America when the matter relates to Iran’s support for the Houthi,” the diplomat said, highlighting reports of the U.S. interception of an Iranian cargo ship loaded with weapons and missiles destined for Yemen’s Houthis.
“We do not want the error of Hezbollah in Lebanon to be repeated with the Houthis in Yemen.
A large number of repressive prison guards at Evin Prison raided the Ward 350 of Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison on Sunday few days prior to anniversary of last year’s brutal attack during which a number of political prisoners were severely wounded.
The raid against the Ward 350 that currently holds some 40 political prisoners were carried out under the pretext of conducting an inspection.
The number of prison guards involved in the inspection were much higher than the political prisoners and they were accompanied by prison officials.
Last April Ward 350 of Evin prison was the target of a savage raid by the regime’s suppressive forces following their protest. In the raid of April 17, 2014 on Ward 350, henchmen battered and injured several prisoners.
International human rights organization including Amnesty International condemned the raid.
The beatings were particularly focused on a number of prisoners who have been charged with affiliation with the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran PMOI or also know as MEK.
In a startling admission of corruption, Masumeh Abad a member of health and environment committee of Tehran city council, said on Tuesday April 7th that thanks to high prices, the consumption of milk in Iran has fallen to one fourth of the minimum global standard consumption. She added that high prices and poor physical growth has endangered the individual and social life of citizens more than ever. The Iranian regime health ministry has announced that the average height of the Children under 5 years of age in last year was %68 of the normal rate of standard growth'.