Iran Coronavirus: Where is the Country Heading to?
Over 800 people across Iran have died, to this date, according to the Iranian opposition movement MEK. In Qom, referred to as the “Vatican” of the mullahs, no less than 300 people have died. The city is suspected to be the hub from which the virus has spread across the country and to other countries. The reason: more than 700 Chinese religious school students who live in the city’s religious schools to study the Shiite Sharia.
Tehran province has also witnessed the loss of 150 people according to the MEK, which considers the figures a very conservative count. The relatively small city of Shahsavar in the north has had 116 deceased. In Isfahan 46 death cases were reported.
To compare the figures with those released by MEK only yesterday, one notices a 50% rise in the figure, for Tehran for example, showing the rate at which the victims’ number rises or the rate at which information flows out on the subject.
The whole Coronavirus affair in Iran has been yet another case of hiding information from the public and irresponsible lying. In fact, the cover-up had a two-fold objective: the regime wanted to minimize the impact of the virus’ spread on the already freak turnout of the 1979 revolution anniversary on February 11, and the legislative election on February 21. The turnout for the election proved the lowest in the history of the Islamic Republic. The regime was brought to announce 41% participation, but MEK said more than 90% of the population did not cast their vote.
“Some people were advising us to postpone the elections in Qom. They insisted on postponing the elections in Qom, but as the official in charge, I did not accept any of them,” Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli told a press conference on February 23.
Much like the cover-up in the repression of November uprising, where more than 1500 were killed according to the MEK and later confirmed by the US State Department but still no official figure on the number of dead has been released, the regime took several days before giving figures which were so low that no one could believe. In separate affirmations, several officials in both the legislative and other branches had revealed partial figures higher than those announced for the country by the regime. The official figure is less than one-tenth of the true figure, which is to no account exhaustive.
That is why the Iranians say the mullahs’ regime is lying ten-fold.
The rapid spread of the illness, which has, according to the regime’s minister of health, not yet reached its peak, along with the permanent cover-up policy of the mullahs, risks leading to a disastrous condition of which nobody can have a clear picture.