Iranian Environmental Official Warns of Dangerously Limited Soil and Water Resources

Editor 14 December 2017

Staff writer, SF

Iran’s Sixth Development Plan has been blasted by a top Iranian environment official as being detrimental to soil and water resources. On December 11th, Issa Kalantari, head of the Iranian Environment Department, said at a ceremony celebrating World Soil Day, “Such plans are forced on the government without taking soil and water capacities into account.”

Iran: Even Judges Do Not Consider Khamenei as a Marja "Religious Reference"

Editor 07 December 2017

Staff writer, SF

A member of Iran regime's Guardian Council, said to the crowd of trainees at the Judiciary Training Center that the judges' verdicts should be based on the laws of the country, and if there were no laws in a specific matter, judges should refer to the fatwa of a famous religious reference authority.

Students Protest Suppression and Discrimination in Iran's Universities

Armin Baldwin 07 December 2017

by Armin Baldwin

Students at several major Iranian universities are protesting against political suppression, gender discrimination, and increased tuition.

On Monday, what began at Tehran University, Beheshti, Kharazmi, and Allameh Tabatabaei Universities in the capital, had by Tuesday, and expanded to several other institutions. Hundreds of students at each university have gathered for the second day in a row.

Restrictions on Imports From Iran in Syria and Iraq

Atousa Pilger 29 November 2017

by Atousa Pilger

It has been reported that Syria put restrictions in place on all imports from Iran. The news was announced by the deputy head of the Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) via a state news agency.

Iranian Regime Tries to Cover Devastating Reality of Earthquake Disaster

Navid Felker 16 November 2017

by Navid  Felker

In the aftermath of the horrific tragedy that struck Iran late on Sunday, the Iranian regime has all but abandoned the people that need help urgently. After the devastating earthquake hit the country, the Iranian government, bar a few sympathetic tweets, has failed to react appropriately. Instead, it is trying to cover up the reality of the devastation and is trying to suppress the demonstrations that are taking place in solidarity of all those affected.

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