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US confirms that attacks on Saudi oil facilities were not launched from Iraq

In a phone conversation with Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi of Iraq, the US secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that the attacks against Saudi oil facilities were not launched from Iraqi soil.

The office of the prime minister announced: “The US Secretary of States stated that they have intelligence which confirms the Iraqi government's claim that the attack did not originate from Iraqi soil.”

The Iraqi government declared on Sunday that the attacks did not originate from Iraq, and warned that any country that tries to use Iraqi soil for an attack in the region will be punished.



800 workers of Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane Company on strike

The Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane Company Workers’ Syndicate reported that almost 800 workers of this company have gone on strike in protest to their unpaid wages and benefits. The workers have not received their paychecks in several months.

The Telegram channels of the syndicate announced on Tuesday that the workers have gone on strike and gathered inside the factory site.

The workers were chanting “we are workers of Haft-Tappeh, we are hungry”.

This is the second round of protests by the workers of Haft-Tappeh company. Last year, several workers were arrested for their protests.

Members of “Voice of Iranian Women” were summoned to prison

Nahid Shaqaqi, Mariam Mohammadi, and Asrin Darkaleh, members of “Voice of Iranian Women” were summoned to Evin prison to serve their sentences.

These activists were each sentenced by Branch 26 of the revolutionary court to 50 months in prison for “assembly and conspiracy, propaganda against the regime, and attempted Haram act with improper hijab.”

Medmorial of Alireza Shir-Mohammadi was held at his gravesite

The memorial of 21-year-old political prisoner Alireza Shir-Mohammadi, who was stabbed to death in Fashashuyedh prison in 2019, was held at his gravesite. His mother, relatives and a number of civil rights activists attended the event.

Physician in Karaj Madani hospital died of coronavirus

Mahmoud Ghanizadeh, a physician at Madani Hospital in Karaj who was battling coronavirus in the past 13 days, died at a hospital in Tehran.


Bakery worker lashed for expressing opinion online

After the complaint by Nourollah Afshar, the Friday-prayer Imam of the town of Choram in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province in Iran, a bakery worker named Rouhollah Barzin received 55 lashes for expressing his opinion about that Friday-prayer Imam online.

After executing the sentence, the Friday-prayer Imam of Choram said in a statement: I asked this young worker to apologize but he refused. And according to the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran and citizen's rights charter, the punishment is flogging.