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Iran: Further media restrictions to impact 2020 parliamentary elections

By INU Staff

INU - The Iranian parliamentary elections are due to be held in just over a year on 21st February 2020. In preparation for this, the Majles [Iranian parliament] has passed new regulations that will have a major impact on the state media which is already subject to very strict restrictions.

Under these new regulations, it has been agreed that there will be new punishments for those that ignore or undermine the restrictions on the state media, which is already very tightly and strictly controlled.

Iran: Supreme Leader Tries to Avoid Public Backlash Following Flooding Crisis

By Siavosh

The people of Iran have been dealing with the aftermath of torrential rain and huge storms that have resulted in flash flooding. Large parts of the country have been affected by the torrents of water and a large number of people have died. Houses have been destroyed, villages and towns have been cut off from the rest of civilisation, livelihoods have been swept away and clean water supplies are scarce. Electricity has been cut and people are taking refuge on the top of buildings to get away from the water.

Iran’s Political Factions Blame Each Other, the West, and the Public for Flood Crisis

On MondayBy Edward Carney

On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement in response to the flooding that has been taking place in Iran for approximately three weeks, which has killed at least 60 people but likely many more. The statement expressed condolences and included an offer of American assistance in relief and recovery efforts, but it also placed blame for the seriousness of the disaster squarely on the shoulders of Iranian authorities. “These floods once again show the level of Iranian regime mismanagement in urban planning and in emergency preparedness,” Pompeo wrote.

Even Regime admits incompetence in dealing with food

By INU Staff

INU- Heavy rainfall in Lorestan province over the past two days has seen several towns completely overwhelmed by floods, forcing an evacuation order to be issued and many people to flee to nearby mountains for refuge.

Floods expose divide between Government and IRGC

By INU Staff

INU- The widespread floods across Iran have only further exposed the deep divide between the President Hassan Rouhani administration and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), with both sides lashing out against each other rather than helping the Iranian people.

Khamenei and Rouhani speeches blame Iran’s problems on anyone but the mullahs

By INU Staff

INU- Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani both gave speeches to coincide with the new Iranian year, which began on March 21, and both speeches focused heavily on the need to challenge US sanctions by improving domestic production, unite the society against external threats, and question foreign propaganda against Iran.

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