On June 23, 2015 Justin Trudeau the leader of the Liberty Party of
On the other hand Prime Minister Steven Harper in reaction to Mr. Trudeau's remark said: "I think it's very strange. At a time in history to say that his priority is the restoration, or to become best friends with one of the state sponsors of terrorism in the world, the government of Iran, and that he wants to cut the relationship we've established with all of our allies... and with a large international coalition to take the fight against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a group that... has executed and is planning attacks against Canada and Canadians," the prime minister said.
Canada on CBC's Power and Politics said that if elected as Prime minister, he would normalize ties with the Iranian regime and reopen its embassy in Ottawa. He also said that he would stop bombing ISIS in Iraq. A number of Iranian dissidents have risen concern over Liberal's foreign Policy. As such Radio Irava in an open letter which has been sent to his office asks Mr. Trudeau as a representative of a riding in Montreal, how can we ever forget what happened to Montrealer photojournalist Zahra Kazemi? Even purely from a human rights principle and a prerequisite to any even consideration of talks with this brutal regime I would ask you to clarify your position and state that Iran has to respect the rights and wishes of the Canadian family of Zahra Kazemi and return the body of Zahra to Canada immediately. Anything short of that is condoning hostage taking, torture, rape, and murder of our citizens in the hands of fundamentalist mullahs in Iran. This open letter is at reach on radioirava.com
Associated France Press reported from Vienna on July 4, that: Tortuous talks towards an Iran nuclear deal ploughed on Friday with the head of the UN’s atomic watchdog having apparently failed in Tehran to advance a nuclear bomb probe, a major hurdle to the accord.
Iranian regime President Hassan Rouhani ’s chief of staff, Mohammad Nahavandian, meanwhile headed to the negotiations in Vienna, in what the official IRNA news agency called a 'special mission'.
'Important progress has been made but questions on technical issues and the wording (of the deal) remain,' Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif said on a seventh day of negotiations.
It will be up to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to verify Iran is sticking to its side of the bargain through enhanced inspections of Iran’s nuclear facilities.
But the P5+1 want the watchdog also to be able to visit sites where there is no declared nuclear material to probe alleged efforts, before 2003 and possibly since, to develop a nuclear weapon in secret.
On Thursday the IAEA chief Yukiya Amano visited Tehran to meet Rouhani but after returning a statement suggested that no breakthrough on the issue -- which Western powers say is vital for the final deal -- had happened.
'I believe that both sides have a better understanding on some ways forward, though more work will be needed,' Amano said in a brief statement.
The lifeless body of “Kani Agushi” was found hanging from the door of her home on Tuesday, June 30 according to the Iranian resisitacne Women's Committee. This 22-year old young woman was in her fourth year of college and the daughter of Mohammad Amin Agushi, a political prisoner detained in Zahedan Prison. Prior to this, last year the wife of this jailed teacher had gone into a coma and lost her life a month later in a hospital in Piranshahr (western Iran).
Kani Agushi lived with her brother, Jamal Agushi, after her mother’s death.
NCRI Women Committee adds: It is said the psychological pressures resulting from losing her mother and her father being jailed were the main reasons behind her suicide.
Following this event last Tuesday Mr. Agushi was summoned and in prison he was informed that his daughter had committed suicide. However, despite referring to the forensics office, the agents have prevented him from receiving her body. This political prisoner says he has been in jail for a few years, his wife died last year and that status of his family is currently very painful.
According to Al-Arabiya TV Sat. July 4th, citing informed sources that five Iran Revolutionary Guards members have been killed in a recent air strike on a missile and ammo factory associated to the Houthis in the city of Saqein in Sa’dah Province of Yemen.
Furthermore, a senior Houthi official who had turned the home of President Abed Rabi Mansour Hadi in Sana’a into his own base has been killed in recent "Decisive Storm" of Arab coalition air strikes.
- On July 4th despite the extreme summer heat and various pressures imposed by state security forces under the pretext of Ramadan, various rallies held by workers, nurses, government workers and other walks of life were held in cities across Iran.
In Tabriz, nurses and hospital employees staged their third rally in the past two weeks. They also closed down hospital surgery rooms in a sign of protest against regime officials emphasizing on new plans aimed at further plundering these people’s pockets.
- In Tehran oil firm workers seeking exams for jobs in this company staged yet another rally outside the regime’s so-called parliament. It is worth noting that this company, linked to the regime’s Ministry of Oil, claimed it has hired a small number of workers to cancel exams and plunder millions of rials from such funds. It has been months now that individuals accepted in previous exams are left in limbo and without any jobs.
- In Kerman, lack of job security and being expelled from work for no reason at all led to protests being held by copper mine workers in this area. They staged a second rally protesting no job security and their colleagues being expelled from work. Another issue is the lack of safety equipment for these workers that threaten their lives at work sites. It is worth noting that these workers held their previous rally on July 1st.
- The city of Kashan witnessed further strikes and protest rallies held by workers of the nylon factory. These workers were protesting the lack of job security and being expelled from work as their employers wished. These workers also protested their very low wages and their paychecks not being in line with the skyrocketing prices in Iran today. It is worth noting that recently these workers had staged a strike protesting the expulsion of 50 of their colleagues from work.
- In the city of Marand many natural gas pumps are closed down due to popular protests. Some CNG stations in this city have no specific schedule for opening and closing, and most of them are currently closed down. Those owning such vehicles have to been left in limbo for hours and are suffering serious damages.
An Iraqi woman imprisoned in Iran who has been on hunger strike since April 8 protesting lack of medical care, has been placed under pressure by the regime’s judiciary and prison guards. Basma Jabouri has also been threatened to write a repent statement. This woman is in very critical physical conditions due to her long-running hunger strike. She has lost much of her weight, is suffering from severe drop in blood pressure, shakes, an increase in heart rate, decrease in eye vision and severe headaches. As a result, her life is in serious danger.
Al-Jabouri is placed in a warehouse along with 80 other imprisoned women and held in extremely hot conditions without any cooling devices.
According to the State run Doniyaye Eghtesad, the Census Center in Iran published its most recent report on labor covering 2014. Men take part in economic activities five times more than women, according to this report.
62.5% of men are taking part in economic activities while these numbers are reported as 12% for women.
This report also shows unemployment for youths between the ages of 15 to 24 is 25.2%. On this index women are more unemployed than men.
Unemployment amongst men is 21.3% and 43.8% amongst women.
According to State run Mehr news agency June 27, the Research Center of Iranian regime's parliament says due to the increasing drought two thirds of this country has turned into deserts. A large portion of the decrease in Iran’s water resources has occurred in the past 20 years, the report says. Furthermore, the number of wilderness areas in Iran banned for water excavation has increased from 15 areas in 1968 to 319 areas in 2014.