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  • Masoud Dalvand 9:20 am on 11 Jul 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Iran Corruption, Iran Economy, , Petrochemical Industry, ,   

    Iran’s petrochemical industry fueling the regime’s terrorism drive 

    Iran’s petrochemical industry; The terrorism cash cow

    Following U.S. sanctions against the Iranian regime’s largest and most profitable petrochemical companies for their connections with the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), al-Hayat daily cited revelations made by the Iranian opposition coalition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

    “Petrochemical industry serving IRGC terrorism and Iranian intelligence” is the title of a June 9 al-Hayat article citing NCRI revelations. The Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) is the mullahs’ main intel/spying apparatus.

    “The NCRI, long calling for a full oil and arms embargo on Iran, says Tehran relies on profits from its oil and petrochemical product sales to financially fuel its terrorism and warmongering. The petrochemical branch consists of numerous companies working to provide the regime’s annual budget. The large majority of the petrochemical industry is under the control of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). Various petrochemical experts inside Iran are estimating that 90 percent of the petrochemical industry is controlled by Khamenei himself.

    The “Setad Ejraiye Farmane Hazrate Emam” – Headquarters for Executing the Order of the Imam – is active under Khamenei’s direct supervision. From 1999 forward, [Iran] established a firm by the name of the Tadbir Economic Development Group, consisting of a large number of petrochemical companies and has control over a large portion of Iran’s petrochemical industry.

    The Persian Gulf Petrochemical Company is known as Iran’s largest petrochemical complex and the most profitable. This company is in charge of providing the funding necessary to the IRGC’s financial arm, known as Fort Khatam. This is the largest IRGC financial institution.

    The Persian Gulf Petrochemical Company is the largest holding company in Iran, consisting of 15 petrochemical firms. This company was launched back in 1991 under a different name and as a subsidiary of the National Iranian Petrochemical Company. According to a 2009 Majlis (parliament) resolution, the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Company, receiving shares of other petrochemical companies, became a holding firm controlling around 40 percent of the country’s petrochemical industry.

    Iraq was the endpoint of a large portion of Iran’s ordered petrochemical products in 2018 while transportation documents cite Turkey or other countries. This allows Iranian regime exporters to claim exports to Iraq were in the Iranian currency, the rial, and transfer only a portion of the profits to Iran in rials, while the main profits are held in foreign banks and used to fuel Tehran’s terrorism drive.

    Al-Hayat also published a list of petrochemical companies and groups active under Khamenei and the IRGC. These companies were previously unveiled by the NCRI.

  • Masoud Dalvand 9:30 pm on 14 Nov 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran’s Devastating Earthquake Sparks Criticism of Regime’s Response 

    NCRI Staff

    NCRI — Recently, severe, random earthquakes have occurred across the globe. On Sunday evening a 7.3 Richter quake hit the Iran-Iraq border. Iran’s official IRNA news agency reports that at a minimum, 530 people were killed and more than 8,000 injured. Tens of thousands of homes and apartments were leveled.

    However, casualty statistics may be well beyond those reported by the media, according to Farhad Tajari, a member of Iran’s parliament from Ghasr Shireen, a town in western Iran that suffered enormous damage.

    Iran lies on several tectonic plates, and after an earthquake, the Iranian people suffer extreme conditions. In fact, 152 aftershocks continued to cause serious damage during the first 24 hours after the initial quake. 526 villages and 137,000 people in Iran’s Kermanshah province are facing grave danger.

    Sarpol Zahab is the most devastated town. It is located close to the Iraqi border. Authorities report that the quake has destroyed many buildings in this poverty stricken town.

    50% of the province’s schools have suffered serious damage according to reports, said the Head of the state Public Relations Office in Kermanshah.
    “My entire family of 20 people, including 15 kids, are all sitting in our cars,” Nosser in Sarpol Zahab told ILNA. “Our fuel is very low. They haven’t provided any tents or kerosene. We are freezing from the cold. There is no food.” YouTube reports from this town describe dire conditions.

    Although there are still no reports from many villages, many say that officials of the Iranian regime have failed to take proper actions.

    Heshmat Alavi a political and rights activist focusing on Iran and the Middle East writes in his article for Forbes, writes, “The reaction shown to each earthquake by the ruling regime in Iran is far different from its counterparts across the globe. Media censorship, excruciating delay in sending even minimum support and imposing a tight security atmosphere to quell any possible sign of unrest is Tehran’s response to such natural disasters.”

    Reports indicate that in another Iranian border town, Ghasr Shireen, the governor complained that tents had not been distributed to the earthquake victims. “The weather is not good and people need to sleep in tents because of the aftershocks. But I don’t know why there is no sign of the Red Crescent,” Akbar Akbari said.

    It is reported that approximately 90% of residential homes in the town of Thalath Baba Jani have suffered 50 to 100% destruction. There are 161 villages in this region, and close to 70% of the village homes have been destroyed, Akbari added.

    Hospitals in western Iran are said to be unable to provide care to the huge number of casualties, as well, there is a shortage of ambulances.

    Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General, expressed his grief and urgently called for action to provide care for the earthquake victims.

    Maryam Rajavi, leader of the Iranian opposition, sent her condolences to her compatriots and asked the local youth, especially, to “rush to the aide of people in the quake-stricken areas and help those trapped under the wreckage.”

    Iran’s capital, Tehran, with a population of 15 million, is a prime target for devastating earthquake damage. The city “is only ten percent prepared for a possible earthquake,” according to remarks made by the Iranian regime’s own Crisis Management Organization chief. He added that more than 80% of the country is prone to natural disasters.

    The earthquake on Sunday reminded the region of another dangerous aspect of Iran’s controversial nuclear program.

    Originally published at http://www.ncr-iran.org.

    • bluemoone 9:33 am on 15 Nov 2017 Permalink

      So many people need help and their government could so easily help them but doesn’t. The UN could help but moving fast is not their thing.

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    • bluemoone 9:35 am on 15 Nov 2017 Permalink

      Maybe USAR or INSARAG?


    • Masoud Dalvand 10:10 am on 15 Nov 2017 Permalink

      Exactly you’re right, unfortunately Iran regime is a brutal dictatorship that even in these events just try to crackdown of people , you know Iran regime doesn’t allow to foreign reporters to visit of region of earthquake because they fear of reaction of people… aid to people, is not delivering of aids through of this regime, but people must send their aids independently and directly to the people of the damaged of the earthquake.


    • bluemoone 2:05 am on 23 Nov 2017 Permalink

      If there’s information you’d like me to pass around, a better way for people to help the earthquake victims, send it my way.

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    • Masoud Dalvand 7:49 am on 23 Nov 2017 Permalink

      Thank you Danielle. Inform others is the best you can do.


    • bluemoone 8:19 am on 23 Nov 2017 Permalink

      I try

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    • Masoud Dalvand 8:23 am on 23 Nov 2017 Permalink

      Thank you, you are great!


    • bluemoone 8:24 am on 23 Nov 2017 Permalink

      And you’re very kind 😊

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  • Masoud Dalvand 9:31 am on 17 Feb 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran: 4 Day Protests in Ahwaz ,”Death to tyranny”, “death to repression” 

    The crises that emerge in Khuzestan province in the south of Iran is just the latest contribution of neglect from the clerical regime. After years of exploitation of the province’s natural resources the province who once was one of the most fertile areas in Iran has turned into a dessert.

    On February 11 this year a number of power stations failed and water and electricity in the most major cities of the province were cut off. This is a result of years of neglected maintenance on the powerplant and water stations. The regime also redirected the river’s Karoon and Karkheh turning the province into a dessert. The excessive building of dams and the oil ministry’s use of cheap and quick methods of oil extraction have dried up the ponds and lakes in the area including the famous Hoor al-Azim wetland and Shadegan lagoon.

    This has turned into a national crisis that must be taken seriously by the regime, unfortunately, it is the conduct of the regime that is behind this crises. The people of Ahwaz has finally had enough of the exploitation from the regime and has taken to the streets to protest this injustice. There is no doubt that the reason for this crises is in Tehran, it is a direct consequence of the bad governing by the clerical regime. This is yet another evidence that the regime is expired and must be replaced with a government that is putting the preservation of the natural environment as a priority. Maybe the area can be saved if immediate action is taken to save it.

    Also, the residents of the area suffer when the environment is suffering, starvation and different diseases are the results of, no access to clean water. This area was once the food basket of southern Iran but the mullahs have slowly turned into a dessert.

    The Iranian mullahs regime is the source of all the acute problems that have caused frequent water and power cut-offs and led to unemployment and various diseases, MRS Rajavi said. She also pointed out: one cannot expect the mullahs the regime’s leaders and officials provide any solutions.

    The solution lies in the people’s escalation of protests and uprising to overthrow the regime, there will be no change before there is a regime change in Iran.

    The people of Ahwaz have had enough of the regime, for the third day in a row they are out in the streets shouting “death to tyranny” “death to repression”, “we, the people of Ahwaz, won’t accept oppression”, “incompetent officials must be expelled”, “impostor Ebtekar, resign, resign”, “clean air is our right, Ahwaz is our city”, “shame on the state security force”, and “ unite, unite”, it is now time for all of Iran to unite to overthrow the dictators in Tehran they have done enough harm to the Iranian people, people deserve to live in freedom and democracy, that will never happen if the mullahs is ruling.

    Source:  4 Day Protests in Ahwaz,”Death to tyranny”, “death to repression” — Freedom Lovers 4 Syria & Iran

  • Masoud Dalvand 8:48 pm on 29 Jan 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Iran Corruption, , Plasco Building   

    Iran’s Plasco Catastrophe: Who Is Responsible? 


    By reading this article,you will gain  useful information about the depth of corruption in the religious dictatorship ruling Iran.

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    Iran Commentary

    The horrific inferno that engulfed Tehran’s iconic Plasco building, rendering a heartbreaking scene of a 20-story building crumbling to the ground, and accidentally broadcasted live on state TV, came as a catastrophic shock for all Iranians.

    To add to the pain, dozens of brave firemen who rushed to the scene ultimately sacrificed their lives in an effort to save their brethren. And amazingly, the Iranian regime refuses to provide an exact number of firefighters who perished in a disaster that should have prevented. Reports have circled of 30 and up to 75 losing their lives in this tragedy.

    Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi “extended her condolences to the people of Tehran and particularly the families of the victims on this tragic loss and urged Tehran’s residents to rush to the aid of the injured.”

    This incident has terrified the mullahs’ regime as all Iranians realized the predictable and preventable nature…

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