- Islamic Republic begins producing centrifuges in Natanz, away from IAEA surveillance
- Foreign Ministry’s reaction to US human rights report
- IRGC commanders threaten US and Israel
- New law: Owning and carrying “foreign currency” banned
- Another political prisoner, deprived of medical care, dies in Islamic Republic prison
- 3 shipments of COVID-19 vaccines held up in customs
1“IAEA Has No Access to Natanz Cameras!”
Islamic Republic had moved all centrifuge producing equipment from Karaj site to Natanz, starting the production from today. Officials emphasized that IAEA will not have any access to the cameras surveilling the site. Meanwhile, AEOI announces moving “all nuclear facilities” under the ground in near future. Islamic Republic “Supreme Leader” has issued a “directive” about future of the nuclear program.
2“US Government is Addicted to Lying!”
Foreign Ministry Spokesman denied all “allegations in the US Department of State’s report” on the horrifying human rights atrocities in Iran for 2021. Saeed Khatibzadeh called US government “addicted to lying” and asserted “repeated baseless reports won’t create credibility for them!”
3IRGC Commanders Threaten US Leaders and Israel’s Existence!
Yesterday, IRGC Ground Forces Commander-in-Chief said, “even if all US leaders are killed, it’s not enough revenge for Qassem Soleimani.” Mohammad Pakpour emphasized that Soleimani’s soldiers will “avenge him through other methods!” Today, IRGC Quds Force Commander-in-Chief threatened Israel, saying, “destruction of Israel is accelerated. We support whoever fighting the Zionist regime. Not just support, but also strike them wherever we could.” He praised the recent terrorist attacks in Israel.
4“Foreign Currency Crimes!”
The new law states carrying and owning undisclosed foreign currency is “smuggling” and will lead to “punishments!” It is also stipulated that people who already own “foreign currency,” must disclose the amount and inform the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic! The regime has been trying to control the exchange market for years, to no avail. The current devaluation of IRR continues to cause turmoil in the country’s economy with an unleashed inflation in recent years. The regime has been manipulating the market through its propaganda network and lies about the nuclear talks.
5Mehdi Salehi Dies in Prison
The political prisoner who was arrested in a fictitious case with 4 others, died in Isfahan prison. Officials have refused to tell the family about the reason but called them today, asking them to collect the body! Mr. Salehi was injected with wrong medication in January 2022 and was deprived of proper medical care.
6COVID-19 Vaccines Held Up!
Deputy Health Minister says there are 50million doses of vaccines available in the country. However, Iranians do not trust the vaccines used in the country, mostly Sinopharm and COVIran Barekat. None of the “domestic” shots has received international recognition or published their results. Meanwhile, 3 shipments of vaccines are held up in Customs. Ministry of Health officials claim it’s routine procedure, but previous shipments were released immediately! According to official data, 26,686,697 (31.76% of Iran population) have received 3 doses.