Iran news in brief, August 10, 2018

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Iran news in brief, August 10, 2018

Strike of Truck Drivers in Iran Day 19
Iran truck drivers’ day 19 strike tells the regime there’s no stopping them. They managed to keep their strong strike going in May. This time they’re holding on till they have a total change. These drivers just like the brave protesters are up in different cities. Today on day 19 truck drivers from Kermanshah and Hamadan sent their video. There are mass waiting lines of cars outside the petrol stations.
The second round of the truckers’ strikes began July 23. This was the start of the hottest Persian month but nevertheless, it happened.
A message left on Telegram said the drivers can wash this regime away if they stand unite. Our strike is going to increase pressure on the system.

Political Prisoner Warns in Open Letter: Iranian Authorities Kill Opponents Abroad
Arash Sadeghi, a human rights advocate imprisoned in Karaj’s notorious Rajaei Shahr Prison, has written an open letter following the assassination of Eqbal Moradi, a political activist in Iraqi Kurdistan and the father of political prisoner Zanyar Moradi. Mr Sadeghi points out the history of the Islamic Republic’s assassination campaigns inside and outside the country, ongoing since February 1979.
The dead body of Eqbal Moradi was found in Penjwen, a district of Iraqi Kurdistan which shares a border with Iran. He had been reportedly killed with three bullets. It wasn’t the first time that an attempt was made on his life.nchers used to attack Jizan.
Iraq froze bank operations with Iran following US sanctions
The authorities of Iraq have suspended bank transactions with the financial institutions of Iran following the US sanctions imposed against Teheran, reports the Iranian Telegraph Agency.
According to Al-Mada, the US Finance Ministry sent a letter to the Central Bank of Iraq obliging the banks "to cease all the operations with the banks of Iran" threatening "to freeze their assets and put them on the black list”.
According to Mazhar Muhammed, advisor of Prime Minister of Iraq, besides the banking sector, anti-Iranian restrictions concerned the energy sector.
"The Government of Iraq is seeking alternative energy sources on the background of economic sanctions imposed by the US," the message reports.

Arab Coalition Strikes Houthis Responsible for Jizan Ballistic Attack
The Saudi-led Arab coalition announced on Thursday that it had struck in Yemen’s Saada the Iran-backed Houthi militants responsible for Wednesday’s ballistic missile attack against Saudi’s Jizan region, reported the Saudi Press Agency.
Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said: “Today's attack in Saada was a legitimate military operation ... and was carried out in accordance with international humanitarian law.”
The air strikes targeted missile launchers used to attack Jizan.

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