Iran news in brief, October 29, 2019

By | October 29, 2019

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Steve Mnuchin: U.S. Will Ramp up Pressure on Iranian Regime

The United States Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, said on Monday the US would increase economic pressure on Iran over its nuclear program.
Mnuchin told reporters: “We have executed on a maximum pressure campaign for sanctions. They have worked, they are working, they are cutting off the money…. We will continue to ramp up, more, more, more.”
Sanctions reimposed on Iran’s regime by President Donald Trump after he withdrew the United States from world powers’ 2015 nuclear pact with Tehran have dried up Iranian regime’s oil revenues and cut the regime banks’ ties to the financial world.

Hundreds of People Suffering Respiratory Problems After Acid Rains in Iran

Hundreds of people suffering from respiratory problems have visited the medical centers in the city of Ahvaz in the oil-rich province of Khuzestan, southwest Iran, after first seasonal rains that were mixed with air pollutants.
“Out of 480 nearly 380 people suffering from pulmonary complications caused by heavy raining were treated and sent back home, while 77 were hospitalized,” an official from one hospital chain told the state’s official news agency.

Iranian Regime Executed Young Man Sentenced as Juvenile

The Iranian regime’s authorities in the central prison of Karaj executed a prisoner on Friday for a crime he allegedly committed when he was 16. The victim was 21-year-old Saeed Mohammadi.
Javaid Rehman, the U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in Iran, told the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee on October 23, that Iran has executed seven child offenders last year and two so far this year even though human rights law prohibits the death penalty for anyone under age 18.
Rehman also said that he has “credible information” there are at least 90 child offenders currently on death row in Iran.

Iran Women Futsal Players Suffer from Unequal Pay and Unpaid Salaries

Given the Iranian regime’s misogynist nature, women suffer from discrimination. The situation is the same for the women’s sporting team. Women soccer referees have not received their salaries for one year and this will have an adverse impact on women’s soccer in Iran.
Player Nastaran Moghimi commented on the problems women futsal players face, saying, “Clearly, live TV broadcasting which attracts financial sponsors contributes to raising the salaries of men’s teams.”
“Male futsal players earn five times greater than women futsal players,” said one of the members of the national team.

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