MEK Iran: Senior Regime Officials are Making Troubling Remarks About the Coronavirus Spread Across Iran
It has been a case of too little, too late, for the Iranian regime to halt the escalation of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, as over 5,500 people have lost their lives as the virus spreads out of control to more and more cities throughout the country.
Gholamreza Mesbahi Moghadam, a member of the regime’s Expediency Council, an advisory board to Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, has stated that it is time to forget the political differences that are present in Iran as the country faces problems caused by the coronavirus. Despite these words, he pointed to poor oil prices and sanctions as problems too. While he speaks these empty words, protests are building, highlighting the regime’s bad handling of the COVID-19 outbreak.
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) March 17, 2020
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK Iran) has kept a reliable record of the death toll, which stands at 5500.
There is no exact figure yet for mortality rates in Babol, but it seems to be at least in the hundreds while in Ilam in western Iran, coronavirus fatalities in Mostafa Khomeini Hospital have escalated so much that it doesn’t have the capacity to store the bodies. As many as 20 people have died in Ivan-e Gharb and the only place to store the bodies is in refrigerators usually set aside for fruits and vegetables.
Inaccurate reporting of coronavirus obvious
The Iranian regime President, Hassan Rouhani, is in denial when he states that 97% of Iranians don’t have coronavirus symptoms. He does acknowledge that 3% of Iranians could be infected with COVID-19. At the same time, the Health Ministry stated that the number of coronavirus cases was at13,938 which is a complete underestimation of numbers.
Foreign enemies allegedly blamed for COVID-19
It is not the time, nor the place, to bicker over the causes of COVID-19 when so many are becoming infected and losing their lives. Virtually everywhere in the world is either tackling unprecedented outbreaks of the virus or smaller numbers are beginning to emerge. To even think it is bio-terrorism directed at Iran is misleading. Even the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, has been openly criticized by his own supporters for making such remarks.
Iran: Over 5,500 Die in 186 Cities Due to Corona Disaster
Repressive mobilization under the pretext of combating Corona to confront youth uprising during the Fire-Fest#coronavirus #COVID19
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) March 16, 2020
Mismanagement the key to Iran’s skyrocketing COVID-19 casualties
Amir Khojasteh, deputy chair of a committee in the regime’s Malis (parliament), has more than likely got it right that it is the regime’s complete mismanagement that has made Iran one of the countries with the highest COVID-19 numbers and fatalities globally. Alireza Zali, a senior official in Tehran’s anti-coronavirus headquarters has clearly stated that action was too slow to contain the virus and now resources are too exhausted to cope with the escalation in new cases.
Protests over the virus could be quelled
There are numerous ways of disrupting a country such as revolutions, protests, famine, and coronavirus. There are indications now that the country’s military and Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) will take over and implement drastic restrictions against those protesting the handling of COVID-19. An Isfahan citizen has said that “the regime intentionally spread the coronavirus so that the people forget its crimes during the November protests as well as the parliamentary elections. They want to divert attention from their mess and crimes. They want to establish a martial law under the pretext of the coronavirus outbreak because they are afraid of possible protests during the Charshanbe Souri festivities”