MEK Iran: United Nations Alerted to Iranian Regime’s Negligence
The International Committee ‘In Search of Justice’ (ISJ), a non-profit organization based in Brussels, wrote to the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to express its grave concern regarding the Iranian regime’s grave mismanagement of the Coronavirus crisis in Iran.
The members of this organization include dignitaries, former officials, and elected parliamentarians, and they are working towards establishing stability, peace, democracy and human rights in Iran.
Already, more than 26,200 people in Iran have died after contracting COVID-19 and the Iranian regime is failing to take steps to control the outbreak. Since the first cases of the virus were detected in the country, the Iranian regime has done nothing but deny, deceive and outright lie to the people of Iran.
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) April 12, 2020
Even now, the Iranian regime is saying that only a few thousand people have died and President Hassan Rouhani continues to maintain that the country has the situation under control, despite reports that state the exact opposite, especially from those working on the front line.
At the very start of the outbreak, the country had enough medical supplies to be able to deal with the health crisis, yet it decided to stockpile these for the regime and even sell them for a massive profit to other countries.
Nurses, doctors, and other medical workers are saying that they need significant assistance from the international community, yet the regime has refused offers of aid. The ISJ organization in its letter to the United Nations highlighted that the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) charity had sent an inflatable hospital to Iran to help relieve the pressure on Iranian medics. The charity had also made nine doctors and specialists available. This offer was turned down by the Iranian Health Ministry that declared that “hospitals established by foreigners” are not needed.
Governments around the world are putting social welfare measures in place to enable people to stay at home but not become financially destitute because of their lack of income. The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) called on governments to take these measures to protect the “poorest and most vulnerable people”. The ISJ points out not only that Iran has not taken any measures to help the people in such a way, but a bit also reminds the United Nations that more than three-quarters of people in Iran live under the poverty line.
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) April 12, 2020
The ISJ emphasizes that Iran is in dire need of help, but also warned that throwing money at the regime will not help the crisis at all. The IMF has been asked by the Iranian regime to provide Iran with $5 billion emergency aid. An aid package of $25 million has already been authorized by the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The ISJ said that any financial aid must imperatively be provided on the condition of extremely strict international observation so that the people of Iran and the nurses, doctors, and other medical workers who need it the most can access it.