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Iran: Workers must put 'morality and obedience to leader' above wages and food, high ranking cleric says

NCRI - Iranian workers should put 'morality and kissing the hands of the leader' before their wages - which have plunged to almost a third of the poverty line income, a senior cleric has declared.Ahmad Jannati, chairman of the Guardian Council said during Tehran's Friday prayers: "The workers in Iran should not think only of having an income and feeding themselves. They should think of moralities. The workers should kiss the hands of the Supreme Leader."

Iran News Digest-May 2, 2014

Vague Statements from the West: Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met at the White House on Friday to discuss shared foreign policy goals. While Iranian nuclear negotiations were reportedly on the agenda for the meeting, they took a back seat to the issue that is dominating European and American foreign policy: Russian intervention in Ukraine.

Iran News Digest- May 1, 2014

May Day-Despite government attempts to suppress any demonstrations, reports have come out of Iran describing rallies taking place in several regions. The government attempted to stage its own event in Tehran, featuring a speech by President Rouhani and government-made placards and banners. Still, about 1,000 workers descended on Azadi Square in a peaceful demonstration. 23 arrests led to Tehran transportation workers being detained in Evin Prison. A number of other arrests were reported in other localities.

Iran News Digest-April 30, 2014

Sanctions Enforcements?Shortly after announcing that it was offering a $5 million reward for the capture of a Chinese businessman responsible for selling ballistic missile components to Iran, the United States Department of the Treasury issued a statement on Tuesday announcing the enforcement of sanctions against the six companies owned by that individual, as well as against a company and two executives from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, who are accused of helping Iran to circumvent oil sanctions.

Iran News Digest

April 29, 2014-All Eyes on Iraqi Election:Tomorrow will mark the first national elections that Iraq has had since US forces left the country. Reporters and commentators have a lot to say about what this means for Iraq, for the broader region, and for Iran. The nature of Iranian interest in the elections is a matter of debate, but there is apparent consensus on the idea that Iran stands to be affected by the outcome. 

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