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Tehran Official: "Tsunami" of Poverty Is Hitting Iran

ehran Official: "Tsunami" of Poverty Is Hitting Iran

By INU Staff

INU - A municipal leader from Tehran has issued a grim warning about Iran's economic problems, claiming that a "tsunami" of poverty is crushing Iranian society.

Tehran City Council Chairman Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Tuesday, during a speech about urban governance in the capital, that Iran faces an economic crisis in the coming months as the US prepares to impose tougher sanctions on the Gulf nation.

Iranian People get Angrier as Regime gets Richer, While the Poor go Hungry

Iranian People get Angrier as Regime gets Richer, While the Poor go Hungry

By INU Staff

INU - The most recent protests to rock several Iranian cities pose an important challenge to Iran’s rulers. The protests are a continuation of the widespread anti-government movement that began in December 2017. The recent protests occurred in small towns and cities, as well as in the urban areas of Tehran, Isfahan, Karaj, Shiraz, Rasht, Khuzestan and Tabriz.

Iran's Baluchistan Province Faces “Life-Threatening” Water Crisis

Iran's Baluchistan Province Faces “Life-Threatening” Water Crisis

By Poorang Novak

“The drought has impoverished the people of the province to the extent that children go to school ‘without breakfast’ and some of the ‘people have not seen a piece of meat for months and feed themselves with pieces of dried stale bread’,” according to a shocking statement by a representative of the southeastern Sistan and Baluchistan Province in the Supreme Council of Provinces (SCP).

Individual and Mass Graves of Political Prisoners Smashed and Hidden

who were forcibly disappeared and extra judicially killed in the 1980s including during the mass killings of 1988.

by Jazeh Miller
According to an Amnesty International report, Iranian authorities are building a road over a mass grave and dozens of individual graves in Ahvaz, Khuzestan province. This plot of land is believed to contain the remains of dozens of political dissidents, both men, and women, who were forcibly disappeared and extra-judicially killed in the 1980s including during the mass killings of 1988.

Iran’s Many Environmental Crises Force Residents to Migrate to Urban Areas

The southwestern Iranian city of Abadan, located in the oil-rich province of Khuzestan was a major port and oil

By INU Staff

INU - The southwestern Iranian city of Abadan, located in the oil-rich province of Khuzestan was a major port and oil refining center prior to the 1979 Islamic revolution. During the 8-year war between Iran and Iraq (1980-1988) the city was destroyed and has not fully rebuilt, as yet. Now, according to the president of the Abadan chamber of commerce, Masoud Khayyatzadeh, a high concentrations of salt in the water has shut down the industrial and agricultural sectors and forced some of the residents to emigrate to other cities.

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