MEK Iran: New Majlis Speaker is the Last Resort
As reported on, May 29th, 2020, the Iranian regime’s newly formed Majlis (parliament) choice of speaker is Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, who received 230 votes.
Ghalibaf’s appointment proves that Khamenei doesn’t have many alternatives, so his only solution was to put an undesirable criminal in that position. Ghalibaf used to be a Revolutionary Guard commander which meant he has been the most important person for repressing the opinions of dissidents.
Ghalibaf has a substantial record for the killing of members of the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK Iran). He authorized attacks on protesters throughout the student uprisings of 1999. When he was in the role in 2000 of the state police chief, he was instrumental in cracking down on any sorts of protests against the regime.
Qalibaf: for 38 years has been the Chief of Staff of the IRGC's Forces, Deputy Command-in-Chief of the IRGC Deputy Command of the Basij, Command of the IRGC Air Force, Command of the police force and mayor of the clerical regimehttps://t.co/B5soatRfgb#Iran #Iranian @USAdarFarsi pic.twitter.com/QfOPz1I08g
— StopFundamentalism (@SFundamentalism) May 28, 2020
Regime’s plans domestically and internationally
Not only is the regime going to continue with repressing protesters by torture, murder, and imprisonment, it is also taking its fundamentalist beliefs overseas. It believes that the only route is the escalation of terrorist activities in the Middle East so it can disseminate and enforce its fundamentalist archaic beliefs. Instead, it should be paving the way for stability and peace in a region destroyed by armed conflict.
Unfortunately, hope for a stable future is lost with Ghalibaf’s appointment, as head of the legislative branch as he will not support peace and security with Iran’s neighbors or even make moves to support a nuclear-weapons-free world.
There is no doubt that the regime can see it is going to face difficult times ahead as more and more protests will occur. It neither has the means nor the inclination to address the real needs of the Iranian people so it will use repressive tactics instead.
The implications of Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf’s appointment as #Iran's new speaker of Majlis (parliament)https://t.co/kQYssRnU7W
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) May 29, 2020
Recent events present uncertainty for the Iranian regime
The November 2019 national uprising, the January protests, the attack and murder of Qassem Soleimani, and the missile attack on a Ukrainian passenger jet by IRGC missiles have caused concern for the future of the current regime. It has been even more shaken by Covid-19 which has done little to address. Stupidly, Khamenei and Hassan Rouhani, the regime’s president have attempted to use Covid-19 as a way of controlling the people but this isn’t working as protests emerge every day.
There is no indication that the Iranian population is likely to give up as it faces more poverty. Repressing the people won’t work and all it is doing is increasing the support for the Iranian Resistance, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK Iran) and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) which is intent on building a society for all to benefit and it will do this once it has overthrown the current regime.
As repression continues, the people are given more time to plan to overcome the regime’s tyranny and dictatorship. Despite Covid-19, the people are organizing themselves so that they can move closer to overthrowing the regime.
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