The MEK’s revelations have only angered regime officials and now, rather than equip hospitals or enforce a quarantine zone around infected cities; the regime has decided to fall back on a favorite way to deflect negative attention.

MEK Iran: Regime Angry at MEK Revelations Over Coronavirus

The MEK’s revelations have only angered regime officials and now, rather than equip hospitals or enforce a quarantine zone around infected cities; the regime has decided to fall back on a favorite way to deflect negative attention.

The MEK’s revelations have only angered regime officials and now, rather than equip hospitals or enforce a quarantine zone around infected cities; the regime has decided to fall back on a favorite way to deflect negative attention. They’ve started a propaganda campaign against the MEK using their state-run media.

At least 1800 people have died of the coronavirus in Iran, according to the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), and the crisis is only getting worse because of the regime’s inaction.

The MEK’s revelations have only angered regime officials and now, rather than equip hospitals or enforce a quarantine zone around infected cities; the regime has decided to fall back on a favorite way to deflect negative attention. They’ve started a propaganda campaign against the MEK using their state-run media.

On March 3, the regime’s official news agency IRIB started the completely unfounded rumor that the MEK headquarters in Albania is not only rife with the virus, which is odd considering the regime always claims that it is so closed off, but that there has been a riot there. Frankly, the piece is nothing more than lying after lie, so we won’t repeat it here. Please know that there is no coronavirus outbreak at Ashraf 3.

The regime’s ambassador to the United Kingdom Hamid Baidinejad tried to claim that the MEK is exaggerating the scale of the outbreak in Iran and the failure of the regime to provide necessary care to the people of Iran.  While the state-run RajaNews news agency wrote on March 2 that Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), is fabricating the death toll.

Of course, reports from Iranians, healthcare workers, other state-run media outlets, and even regime members say that:

  • The figures given for infections and deaths are inaccurate
  • The regime should have done something sooner
  • The hospitals are unable to cope
  • The needed equipment (i.e. masks and hand sanitizers) is being hoarded by the mullahs or sold for a major profit on the black market

Does the regime expect us to believe that high-ranking members of the Iranian government are MEK double agents? It’s far more likely that the MEK is reporting the truth and that some mullahs are taking this threat seriously.

Thankfully, few are taking the regime’s lies as facts and many Western news outlets have been reporting the true scale of the crisis, including its spread to prisons (and political prisoners).

Rajavi said: “The only thing that matters for this regime and its officials is to keep their grip on power. People’s lives, health, and resources have no value for the ruling mullahs. The Iranian people have suffered the greatest damage and losses under their rule, as a result of external wars, domestic repression, poverty, unemployment, and illnesses.”

 

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