Skip to comments.Iran's Regime Faces international pressure and Domestic tension.
Posted on 10/03/2018 7:46:40 AM PDT by hassan.mahmoud
Iran's Regime Faces international pressure and Domestic tension. By: Hassan. Mahmoudi In The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly Trump, said the oil-related sanctions will be followed by other punitive measures to thwart what he characterized as a corrupt dictatorship that still harbors nuclear weapons ambitions and foments turmoil in the Middle East through its support of militant groups.
We ask all nations to isolate Irans regime as long as its aggression continues, he said. he added, we ask all nations to support Irans people as they struggle to reclaim their religious and righteous destiny. Meanwhile, Iranian regime claim of having a social base opposing U.S. President Donald Trump and stand against any sanction. image.png However, amidst the regime's rhetoric, Iranian truck drivers park their vehicles on highways and parking lots in a show of solidarity with a national truckers strike.
Today Truck drivers across Iran marked their 10th consecutive day on strike image.png A strike by Iranian truck drivers angered about rising business costs has stretched into a 10th day, indicating many truckers are dissatisfied with Iranian government offers to address their grievances. See this video: https://youtu.be/GK73DoP4xoU Up to now, More than 120 protesting truck drivers have been arrested, and the regimes judiciary officials and Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) are continuously resorting to threats of arrests and executions. The brave truck drivers are refusing to succumb to these measures and the protest strike continues. Starting on September 22 the protest strike has spread to more than 270 cities in all 31 Provinces to this day. The drivers are protesting low paychecks, skyrocketing spare parts prices and hollow promises provided by the mullahs officials and authorities. image.png Understanding the highly dangerous potential of this massive protest movement, Iranian regime attorney general Mohammad Ali Montazeri resorted to threatening the truck drivers. Based on our information, there are individuals seen in various paths of some cities, provoking truck drivers and causing problems for them during their commuting. These individuals will be considered criminals and thieves, and they will be punished according to the law. In some cases, it will lead to their execution, he said in remarks aired by the mullahs state TV on Saturday. Ali Alqasi-Mehr, judiciary chief in Fars Province of south-central Iran, accused the protesting truck drivers of corruption on earth. Mohammad Sharafi, a high ranking state-police official, also resorted to voicing serious threats against the truck drivers, according to state-TV.
On Thursday, a road and transportation official of Fars Province ridiculously claimed the truck drivers strike is nothing but rumors. There have been rumors for the past few days, spread in various outlets and social media, claiming truck drivers are on strike. This is nothing but dissidents taking advantage of the drivers needs in order to create a crisis in our country and their methods are quite obvious for all Iranians, the official said as cited by the state-run Fars news agency. IRGC Colonel Kavos Mohammadi, a police force deputy of the Fars provincial, described the protesting truck drivers disrupters of order Following the disrupting acts of some of these people on the roads of Fars Province. Thugs and disrupters of public order were arrested and, after filing a case, they were sent to judiciary authorities and eventually placed behind bars. Police will deal with sensitivity and vigilance with the smallest insecurity factors in coordination with the judiciary, and the process of confronting with disrupters of order and road security in Fars Province will continue on a daily basis. The police monitor and control all the roads in this province and resolutely deal with all individuals disrupting order and security in these areas, he added in remarks wired by the state-run IRNA news agency. meanwhile, The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) expresses its concern about the Iranian government's reaction to the latest industrial action by truck drivers, the statement reads:
The ITF is extremely concerned that news emerging from Iran has detailed a large number of driver arrests. Around 150 truck drivers in various provinces have reportedly been detained for participating in the action, with a spokesperson for the judiciary threatening heavy punishment. Hassan Mahmoudi is a human rights advocate, specializing in political and economic issues relating to Iran and the Middle East.
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Revolutionary talk is easy
Government and governing is hard
President “Trump, said the oil-related sanctions will be followed by other punitive measures”
The Iranian regime is approaching the most difficult period in their history.
The full sanctions hit in November - just weeks away. These are the big ones.
They will probably struggle to keep up their pretenses through the US elections on 6 November, hoping that President Trump will be undermined domestically. If that does not significantly happen, they just don’t have any realistic tools to keep their economy and budget from crashing hard.
Pity. The mullahs are such nice guys. They might want to keep their aircraft fuelled up.
Thanks for hat tip.
Election? Received my mail in ballot yesterday.
They might want that but I would prefer they be left to the hands of the Persian/Iranian people to deal with them. Fitting reward for such cruel despots.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, Russia's Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan meet in Sochi, Russia November 22, 2017. (photo credit: SPUTNIK/MIKHAIL METZEL/KREMLIN VIA REUTERS)
The Three Amigos
Thanks hassan.mahmoud. Speaking of Russian collusion, when the Iranian regime -- surely one of the favorite political entities of all Demwits in the US -- disintegrates in the coming year, and Vlad the Imploder is suddenly in talks with our Trump administration as he tries to salvage his own ass, the accusations of collusion will be loud and clear.
So, Shiite-heads, how's your Yemen project going?
High above Yemens rebel-held city of Hodeida, a drone controlled by Emirati forces hovered as an SUV carrying a top Shiite Houthi rebel official turned onto a small street and stopped, waiting for another vehicle in its convoy to catch up. Seconds later, the SUV exploded in flames, killing Saleh al-Samad, a top political figure. The drone... was Chinese... said Douglas Barrie, an airpower specialist at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. I think the Chinese are far less liable to be swayed by concerns over civilian casualties," ...
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