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Khuzestan Uprisings Expand

BEHIND THE IRAN HEADLINES Series, July 23, 2021 Alireza Jafarzadeh, NCRI-US Deputy Director: The uprising in Khuzestan is now in the second week. Despite killing several peaceful protesters, injuring dozens more and arresting many civilians, the protests continue into…

BEHIND THE IRAN HEADLINES Series, July 21, 2021 Alireza Jafarzadeh, NCRI-US Deputy Director: Since July 15, 2021, defiant youths in many cities in southwestern province of Khuzestan have staged large-scale protests over the severe shortages of water caused by criminal negligence…

BEHIND THE IRAN HEADLINES Series, June 18, 2021 Alireza Jafarzadeh, NCRI-US Deputy Director: As predicted, there has been an unprecedented boycott by the people of Iran’s rigged presidential election. Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of…

BEHIND THE IRAN HEADLINES Series, June 15, 2021 Alireza Jafarzadeh, NCRI-US Deputy Director: Iran’s increasingly fragile regime will hold another sham presidential election on Friday June 18th. For many insiders, particularly Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, this contest is about survival. The…

BEHIND THE IRAN HEADLINES Series, June 9, 2021 Alireza Jafarzadeh, NCRI-US Deputy Director: This week, the IAEA’s Director General, Rafael Grossi, expressed alarm that after many months, the Iranian regime has not provided the necessary explanation for the undeclared nuclear material…

BEHIND THE IRAN HEADLINES Series, June 4, 2021 Alireza Jafarzadeh, NCRI-US Deputy Director: On the anniversary of the death of Khomeini, the founder of the most repressive regime in Iran’s history, Supreme leader Ali Khamenei gave a speech which, in a…

BEHIND THE IRAN HEADLINES Series, May 26, 2021 Alireza Jafarzadeh, NCRI-US Deputy Director: The Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader has always controlled the Guardian Council, an unelected body charged with vetting candidates. But what happened this week was unprecedented. Khamenei…

BEHIND THE IRAN HEADLINES Series, May 24, 2021 Alireza Jafarzadeh, NCRI-US Deputy Director: Over the weekend, the official website of the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, published a congratulatory message by Ziyad al-Nakhalah, secretary general of the Islamic Jihad,…

BEHIND THE IRAN HEADLINES Series, May 17, 2021 Alireza Jafarzadeh, NCRI-US Deputy Director: The Guardian Council vetting of Presidential candidates is not final, but officials including Khamenei are already expressing concern about a massive boycott. Following a call by the…