According to an expert report by the United Nations, Iran’ is illegally supplying Houthis in Yemen with fuel and oil.
Based on the report, Houthis in Yemen sell the Iranian oil to pay for the war. This illegal supply of oil to Houthis by Iran could be in violation of international laws by both sides. Iran has not responded to the report yet.
In 2014, Houthis who were backed by Iran overthrew the government of Yemen and started shooting Iranian rockets into Saudi Arabia which started a war in that region that continues to this day.
The report states that by selling Iranian oil, Houthis are generating $30 million dollars in revenues each month.
Saudi Arabia: Iranian Weapons Used in Aramco Attacks
In two separate letters to the secretary-general of the United Nations and president of the UN Security Council, Saudi Arabia said the attacks on its oil facilities were “organized terrorist attacks” and the weapons used were Iranian.
The letter states that “all indications are that the weapons used in the Aramco attack are Iranian.”
Saudi Arabia said it will take measures to respond to the attacks in accordance with international law, and called on the UN and international experts to participate in the investigation into the attack.
France: Houthis claim over attack on Saudi oil facilities is not credible
Jean-Yves Le Drian, the foreign minister of France says the Houthis claiming responsibility of the attacks against Saudi oil facilities lacks credibility.
He said in a TV interview on Thursday: “Houthis have announced that they are responsible for these attacks. Their claim lacks credibility.”
Le Drian added: “There is an international investigation in progress, we will wait for its results.”
20 Million Iranians Have Problems Satisfying Their Sexual Needs
During the Sexual Crisis Seminar in Iran, Mohammad Reza Boroomi, the chair of the family workgroup, said that almost 20 million people in the country have difficulties in satisfying their sexual needs.
According to Fars News, his calculations include “13 million definite bachelors, 4 million widowed women, 3.2 million single boys between 15 to 20, which shows almost 20 million people have difficulties satisfying their sexual needs.”
He also mentioned 6.5 million women between 15 to 30 who suffer the same problem.
Usually, in official statistics of such nature, women’s issues are ignored.
Open Letter of Over 80 International Syndicates to the Supreme Leader
In an open letter to Ayatollah Khamenei, over 80 workers syndicates around the world asked him to answer to the demands of Haft-Tappeh workers and release the arrested worker representatives.
Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane company workers have been protesting for almost a month. They are owed four months of salary.
4000 Child Marriages a Year in Iran
Sina Kalhor, the chairman of cultural studies of the Congress announced that there are over 4000 child marriages registered each year in Iran.
The highest number of child marriages are in provinces of Zanjan, East Azerbaijan, and Northern Khorasan. According to Kalhor, 1000 divorces have also been registered from the same age group.
According to Iran’s civil law, girls under 13 and boys under 15 can marry with the permission from their father or grandfather.
Vice President Jahangiri: Our Economy is Growing
Eshagh Jahangiri, the vice president of the Islamic Republic, said that Iran’s economy is moving towards growth. He also mentioned that the banking system needs to be fixed and the debts should be paid.
According to Iran’s center of statistics, the country’s inflation rate is near 35 percent.
IRGC Commander Defends Iran’s Intervention in Syria and Iraq
Hossein Salami, the deputy commander of IRGC said: “If we had not intervened in Syria and Iraq to fight against ISIS, we would be fighting them now at our own borders.”
He also mentioned the position of the supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, on negotiating with the United States, and said: “Negotiation is a war, and if you retreat a little, they will advance and continue to advance. American culture shows that the end of negotiation for them is war.”