Alam Alhoda: “Slutty looking women” should wear proper hijab


Ahmad Alam Alhoda, the Friday-Prayer Imam of Mashhad city says: “To some of our sisters who look slutty, if nothing convinces you, I ask you to wear the hijab for the love of Fatima (the daughter of Prophet Muhammed).”

On his Friday sermon, Alam Alhoda talked about the relation between “hijab and the clergy” and said: “Hijab plays the same role as the clergy in elevation of Islam.”


Araghchi: Contacts between Iran and UAE have been beneficial

Abbas Araghchi, the deputy foreign minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran says there have been beneficial contacts between Iran and the United Arab Emirates.

At a press conference in Russia, Araghchi told the Arab media: “Regarding Emirates, we have extensive contacts with them. There have been diplomatic trips between the two countries, and we have met with UAE officials and we believe that we can reach a better understanding. Therefore, I know there were contacts between the two countries and they were beneficial.

He added that Iran and UAE’s economic relations have had their ups and downs, but they never stopped even during the sanctions.

Recently it was reported that Rouhani’s national security adviser had traveled to UAE and the head of UAE’s coast guard also visited Iran during the Summer.

Mayor of Tehran on air pollution: If it gets windy, it will get better

Pirouz Hanachi, the mayor of Tehran responded to the city’s alarming air pollution levels by saying: “Counting today, we have had nine consecutive days of stagnant air situation in Tehran, and if it gets windy, the situation will get better.”

He continued: “The air pollution is currently at 120, and we are on the verge of an alert situation.” Adding: Of course this situation is not just in Tehran and the surrounding cities are in worse conditions.”

Due to air pollution, schools in several cities around Tehran have been canceled.

The mayor of Tehran added: “We usually face inversion issues in Winter but if winds start blowing it will get better.”



Iraqi MP: Khamenei issued the fatwa to kill protesters

In a recent tweet, Iraqi MP Faig Al-Sheakh Ali claimed that Ali Khamenei, the leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, issued the fatwa on the necessity of killing the Iraqi protesters.

He tweeted: “Since Adel Abdul-Mahdi (prime minister of Iraq) received Khamenei’s fatwa regarding the necessity of killing Iraqi protesters as enemies of religion, now we ask Ayatollah Ali Sistani: What is your verdict on killing helpless protesters by the order of the commander of armed forces?”

Last week, Ali Khamenei claimed that the protesters in Iraq and Lebanon are supported and led by Western intelligence agencies.

Many Iraqi and Lebanese activists and protesters say Khamenei's comments are interference in their domestic affairs.


Iran unhappy with Riyadh agreement

While referring to the recent agreement in Riyadh between the government of Yemen and the Yemeni forces known as the Southern Transitional Council,  the spokesman for the foreign ministry of the Islamic Republic, Abbas Mousavi said: “Signing such agreements will not in any way help solve Yemen’s problems.”

According to the agreement, half of the power in the new government of Yemen will be given to the Southern Transitional Council.

But Mousavi claimed that the agreement “tries to legitimize the direct or indirect occupation of southern Yemen by Saudi Arabia and its proxies.”

Mousavi continued: “The vigilant people of Yemen will not allow the enemies and those who bear them ill will to occupy the southern part of their country.”

The UN, US, and Britain have all supported and applauded the new agreement as a giant step toward peace in Yemen.


Two Iranians confess to spying on MEK and a Jewish center in U.S.

The US Department of Justice and the FBI announced that two Iranians have confessed to spying on a Jewish center in Chicago and members of the MEK, the Iranian dissident group, for the Islamic Republic regime of Iran.

According to the report, the two are Ahmad Reza Mohammadi Doostdar, 39 years old dual Iranian American citizen, and Majid Ghorbani, 60, resident of California.

Ghorbani was arrested in August of 2018 and he is now charged with “one count of violating US sanctions,” and Mohammadi Doostdar was arrested in September of the same year, and is now charged with “one count of mission for the state of Iran.”

The two have confessed to monitoring and gathering personal information on American citizens and residents.

Ghorbani has participated in a MEK rally in New York in 2017 and had taken photographs of the participants.


Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane Company syndicate member summoned to court

Ali Nejati, a member of Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane company workers’ syndicate was summoned to the revolutionary court. He has been charged with “disruption of public order, assembly, and conspiracy against national security, and participation in forming a group with the goal of undermining security.”

Nejati is the former chairman of the syndicate and was first arrested last year during the Haft-Tappeh workers’ protests.

He suffers from heart and kidney problems.

EU urges Iran to comply with the nuclear deal

As Iran announced the tenfold increase in its uranium enrichment, the European Union warned Tehran that its support of the nuclear deal (JCPOA) is reliant on Iran’s full compliance with its commitments.

Maja Kocijancic, the spokeswoman for EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini, said on Monday: “We have continued to urge Iran to reverse such steps without delay and to refrain from other measures that would undermine the nuclear deal." She added: “But we have also been consistent in saying that our commitment to the nuclear deal depends on full compliance by Iran."

The chairman of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization announced on Monday that Iran’s uranium enrichment has increased from 450 grams a day to over 5000 grams a day.