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“A group circumvented nation’s interests in skirting the sanctions. They took people’s money and put it in their own pockets and stole it. Before, when I talked about one billion dollar theft, it astonished everyone, now I have to say that the figure is not one billion dollars, it is rather $2.6 billion and I am not even sure that that is all. There may be other things as well,” In a February 27th speech made in Hormozgan, southern Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said.

Rouhani’s council of ministers/cabinet has approved a 20% increase in water and sewage service fees, just one week after the shocking rise in electricity fees.

A recent decision by the Indian government names 8 countries that will not benefit from facilitations when receiving visas to enter India. The 8 countries are: Pakistan, Sudan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Somalia and Iran. These countries are known as “failed states”, meaning that they are incapable of controlling their geographical areas and their economies are very vulnerable. 

On Monday, February 17th, Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian regime’s president, visited the ministry of petroleum in Tehran. Simultaneously, a man set himself on fire across the ministry’s building. 

On Monday, February 17th, Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian regime’s president, visited the ministry of petroleum in Tehran. Simultaneously, a man set himself on fire across the ministry’s building. This morning Hassan Rouhani paid an unannounced visit to the ministry and discussed the situation with senior executives of the oil industry.

The head of the Cancer Research Center of Iran stated that every year there is about 85,000 new cases of cancer in the country and last year at least 41,000 people died of the disease. This figure does not include all of patients and the actual number is much higher. Cancer ranks as the third most likely cause of death in Iran.

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