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WASHINGTON -- President Obama is expected to defend his nuclear deal with Iran when he addresses the American public in his annual State of the Union speech on Tuesday, as a rebellious Congress grows suspicious of the pact to lift some sanctions on the regime in exchange for limited inspections of its nuclear program.

President Obama jolted Americans awake in November when he agreed to a suspicious deal with Iran to preserve its nuclear program. Now it’s the president who’s surprised — Congress wants him to actually hold the Islamic republic to its word. The idea of “peace through strength” has been banished from Washington’s playbook, so it’s encouraging to see Congress, including several prominent members of the president’s own party, attempting to hold the president accountable as he sues for peace at an unknown price.

According to ILNA Iranian regime news agency over 2000 workers from thirty different factories in city of Qazvin signed a petition condemning the management and the personnel responsible for running the factories. In this petition they condemned the theft and looting of the company assets by the managing staff, and called for an investigation.

Iraj Hosami, President of the Association of northern Iran Tea Workers during an interview said the remaining payment from the local  purchase of green tea leaves guarantees is still unpaid. He added if the remaining payment of the claims is not paid by  the end of January and the cultivative necesseties is not given to the farmers they will not be able to prepare their fields for the coming season.

INU - The air pollution in Tehran, Ahwaz and Karaj are the three most polluted cities in the world. The air pollution crisis has spread to other cities as well, including Shahreh Ray, Arak, Tabriz, Urumiyah, Zahedan and Kerman causing severe respiratory problems for people in these areas.

INU Inside News -  Recently the residents of the Aliabad locality in the Ahwaz city demonstrated in front their municipality protesting against non-existence of basic amenities like sewage disposal. They complained the roads of the locality remain unpaved for the last 45 years despite the fact that the locality is situated in the vicinity of the city airport.

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