The signing of the nuclear agreement with Iran seemed to some Iranians as a new epoch, as they sought more social and political shifts in the Iranian government, to embrace a more liberal and pragmatic approach. However, despite all the optimism that came with the signing of the nuclear agreement, Iranians haven't seen much change one year later.
This is a summary of recent news about anti-regime protests in Iran reported on by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) on Monday, 16 May.
Saturday, May 14, 2016:
Students Protest in Sama University, Kermanshah
Stop Fundamentalism â€“ A prominent Arab daily, Al-Hayat, on May 5 accused Iran of trying to establish a â€œstrategic positionâ€ in the Gulf region by dominating Iraq with the support of Iraqi political parties which it backs.
Tehranâ€™s rulers were working relentlessly to take advantage of the political situation in Iraq by making sure that groups they support and fund come to power, the daily al-Hayat wrote in its Thursday edition.
The daily said that Iran was hoping to dominate â€œthe region which is known in the Western world as the Eastern Gate.â€
A vast array of British lawmakers from all major parties on Monday (October 19, 2015) took part in a conference in the UK House of Commons to discuss the underlying reasons for increased executions in Iran and the future sequels of the deteriorating state of human rights in that country, the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom said.
The selection of Al-Maliki bring a deadlock between political parties in Iraq since December elections to an end while the bigger challenges, forming the government and calming the sectarian war that is tearing this country apart, are still left to be resolved.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister-designate Jawad al-Maliki began assembling a cabinet out of Iraq's Shi'ite, Sunni, and Kurdish parties. Al-Maliki, a Shi'ite, has 30 days to do it under the Iraqi constitution, being under U.S. pressure to move more quickly.
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