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Monthly Archives: July 2018

US Aims to Slash Iran’s Oil Revenues Down to Zero

The United States has announced plans to re-impose tough sanctions on Iran’s energy and banking sectors, saying Iran needs to change its behavior and act like a “normal country.” VOA’s Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine has more from Washington.

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Iran Executions: Two Prisoners Hanged in ‌Baluchestan

Iran Human Rights  – One prisoner was hanged at Saravan Prison on Saturday morning and another one was hanged at Zahedan Central Prison on Sunday morning. Both prisoners were charged with murder. According to a close source, on the morning of Saturday, June 30, a prisoner was hanged at Saravan Prison on murder charges. Habibollah Sarbazi, Baluch human rights activist, …

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Shots Fired at Protest as Officials Unable to Ease Water Shortage Crisis in Iran’s Khuzestan Province

CHRI – Shots were reportedly fired during protests over water shortages in the southwestern city of Khorramshahr in Iran’s Khuzestan Province but the Interior Ministry has denied any fatalities. Khuzestan, home to mostly ethnic Arabs, is Iran’s main oil producer and contains the country’s largest oil refinery but remains economically disadvantaged compared to northern provinces. “According to reports sent to …

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Iran’s Reformists hit by suppression at home, pressure from abroad

Al-Monitor -Having drastically lost influence in domestic political tussling, Iran’s Reformists, staunch advocates against hard-liner dominance, are being further pushed to the brink by the United States. Iran’s centrist president, Hassan Rouhani, elected on the backs of Reformist voters, has been losing support since the US decision to pull out of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and …

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Protests erupt in southwest Iran over water shortages

Al-Monitor – Iran’s southwest region has experienced a shortage of drinking water in the last few days. Residents of the Khuzestan province, particularly in the cities of Khorramshahr and Abadan, have staged protests, with some protests turning violent. Video clips of clashes between protesters and police were shared online. Deputy Interior Minister Hossein Zolfaghari said that as a result of …

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