The Saudi interior ministry on Saturday said 45 Saudi and 2
foreigners convicted of plotting and carrying out terrorist attacks, targeting civilians and security forces, were executed. On Sunday morning Tehran time, the Bassiji forces attacked the embassy of Saudi Arabia in Tehran and its consulate in Mashhad in retaliation to Nimr al-Nimr's execution. al-Nimr was a Saudi national Shiaat mullah, know as Saudi's Khomeini was promoting the "absolute clergy rule" the same system in Iran for Saudi Arabia, Iraq and other countries in the region. He was arrested during arm clashes. The 47 were convicted of plotting and carrying out terrorist attacks targeting civilians and security forces in Saudi Arabia and neighboring countries. Kuwait, Jordan, and clergies in Pakistan have condemned the attack on Saudi's embassy in Iran and condemnd Iranian regime's actions against Saudi Arabia. Khamenei supreme leader of the Iranian regime who is angry of loosing al-Nimr said: God will take revenge on Saudi politicians. The Iranian regime considered al-Nimr a valuable investment.
The United Nations’ special delegate to Libya Martin Kobler was
“humiliated” by the Tripoli authorities on Saturday, Jan. 2nd, 2016 when his press conference was interrupted and told he needed permission to hold it at Tripoli’s Mitiga airport.
Libya Herald reported that Kobler was cut short at his separately organized press conference by the Tripoli administration’s Foreign Media Department head Jamal Zubia.
Kobler then promptly ended his press conference and left the hall at Mitiga airport heading straight to his waiting jet and flew out of Libya.
It is not clear exactly why Zubia decided to take such a course of action, but analysts felt that it was probably a reaction of frustration to Kobler’s decision not to hold a joint press conference with the General National Congress in Tripoli.
Martin Kobler is the one who tricked the Iranian residents of Camp Ashraf by photo shopping pictures of Camp Liberty then base of Americans in Iraq as a oasis. The residents were transferred to a ruin camp with a broken sewage system, deserted by Americans when US transferred power to Iraqis before 2011.
The group of Iranian Christians had gathered together Friday, December 25, to celebrate Christmas when plain-clothes agents of the Iranian regime’s notorious Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) raided the in-house church.
Armed MOIS agents ransacked much of the place and confiscated personal items and satellite dishes, according to eye-witness reports, which also said that the agents behaved ’offensively’ towards those detained.
Among those arrested were:
And a ninth person whose identity was not established.
Separately on Wednesday, December 23, MOIS agents in the central city of Isfahan arrested Iranian Christian Meysam Hojjati in a raid on his home.
Hojjati was beaten and handcuffed while his home was searched and ransacked by four plain-clothes MOIS agents. He was arrested once before.
officials vowed on Friday to expand Tehran’s missile capabilities, a challenge to the United States which has threatened to impose new sanctions even as the vast bulk of its measures against Iran are due to be lifted under a nuclear deal.
'As long as the United States supports Israel we will expand our missile capabilities,' the Revolutionary Guards’ second-in-command, Brigadier General Hossein Salami, was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency. On the other hand US Congresswomen Ileana Ros-Lehtinen calls for Creation of Congressional Special Adviser on Iran. The former chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee has asked House Speaker Paul Ryan to establish a special adviser on Iran, who would help ensure the government is imposing all required sanctions against Iran, Washington Examiner reported Jan. 1st, 2016.
In a security update, Munich police also issued a statement saying that 'following investigations, there is currently no concrete risk of an attack' in the city.
Police had issued an alert late Thursday following a tip-off from a foreign intelligence service that suggested an assault was being planned for midnight.
Andrae said investigators had in hand names of 'half of the five to seven' suspects who were allegedly planning to blow themselves up at locations including Munich’s main rail hub and Passing station in the western part of the city.
'We have examined data relating to these names, but at the moment, we do not know if these names are correct, whether these people exist and where they are,' he said, adding that the suspects were allegedly from Iraq and Syria.
Andrae refuted speculation that the threat was a false alarm, saying that 'if there is such information, we have to act'.
There has not been any official announcement about their identities.
Mashhad has been the scene of demonstration in recent days. Thousands of victims of government corruption and scandals took to the streets in the suburbs of Mashhad on Thursday to demonstrate against government refusal to pay their share of a Mega construction Project called 'Padideh Shandiz.' The security guards raided the demonstration beating and arresting a number of those.
The Iranian regime resorts to execution to intimidate the public after such crisis.
In recent days many Sunni prisons in Hall 10 of Ward 4 of the prison have been moved to another hall, according to received reports by the Iranian resistance. The remaining prisoners in Hall 10 all have been condemned to death. At least 27 Sunni death-row political prisoners in Gohardasht (Rajai-Shahr) have had their sentences upheld by the regime’s Supreme Court.
They have been charged with a variety of bogus offences, including 'acting against national security,' 'propaganda against the state,' 'spreading corruption on earth,' and 'Moharabeh' (waging war against God). Many of these political prisoners were arrested by agents of the notorious Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) in Iran’s western Kurdistan Province after the 2009 nationwide uprising. Most had been held in solitary confinement and tortured for several months after their arrest with no access to a lawyer or their relatives.
The Sunni political prisoners in Gohardasht (Rajai-Shahr) last week published an open letter titled “the last cry.” In their letter the political prisoners declared: 'We would like to inform you that following a series of executions of Sunni youths in recent years, this time the Iranian regime intends to execute all the remaining death-row Sunni prisoners in Rajai-Shahr Prison.'
Their letter urged fellow Iranian Sunnis and religious leaders to join together to loudly condemn and prevent this 'historic crime.'