The first flows of Iranian gas started moving through a pipeline to
Turkey on 10 December, bringing a possible end to a controversy that
has lasted for over five years.
Islamic regime has wasted much of its gas in flaring, or open burning,
while it pumped as much as one-third of its production back into the
ground to pressurize declining oil fields.
Islamic regime closes more than 50 newspapers. Abbas-Ali Alizadeh,
head of the Islamic judiciary administration in the capital, Tehran,
said the closures were a service to the nation."
About 60 people, many of them with strong connections to the Islamic
revolution of 1979, were arrested in two roundups. Mohammad Tavasoli
who opposed the shah and served as mayor of Tehran after the 1979
Islamic revolution is religious and supports the Islamic "Constitution",
which mandates a leadership role for Ali Khamenei and other clerics.
But he has spent the last eight months in prison, including 160 days
in solitary confinement. His trial, which began earlier this month,
is being conducted in a Revolutionary Court behind closed doors.
A special court found Abdullah Ramazanzadeh, the secretary to the
Islamic terrorist "cabinet" and a former governor general
for the Kurdish area, guilty for "spreading lies" against
the conservative Guardian Council. He was sentenced to six months
Nine people accused of theft and illicit sexual relationships were
publicly flogged in religiouse city of Qom. It said they received
between 74 and 100 lashes after being "condemned for theft and
illicit sexual relationships with married and unmarried women".