MEK Iran: Regime’s Desperation May Result in Island Being Handed Over to China
It appears, according to some reports, that the Iranian regime is getting ready to hand over one of its islands to China. In return, Iran will get military, regional, and international support.
This would be a highly unpatriotic move and would prove just how desperate the Iranian regime is.
There is significant pressure on the regime – both from abroad and at home. The current COVID-19 pandemic is causing further divisions within the leadership and it is another cause for major discontent in society. On an international level, the regime is potentially facing an extension to an arms embargo that the United States is pushing for.
Nothing has been officially announced by the regime about the sale of any Iranian islands, but it is thought that the regime is preparing to hand over Kish. Details have not been disclosed, but if it does go ahead, it is certain to cause uproar and spark a potential uprising.
The Mullahs regime finally acknowledged its first case of COVID-19 on February 19th, several weeks after it had become widespread the (PMOI / MEK Iran) reported on the suspected cover-up of the Coronavirus nearly two weeks before the first case was recorded, but as recently as February 23, 2020, the regime still refused to step in and shut down flights to China.
The Iranian regime is particularly keen to keep up relations with China. At the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak, when most countries had suspended flights between their country and China, the regime let them continue for a long time. This is one of the factors that contributed to the spread of the virus in Iran because Mahan Air airline, with close ties to the notorious Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), continued to bring Chinese passengers to Iran.
While all countries were administering caution in their relations with China, #Iran’s Mahan Airways, run by the terrorist-designated IRGC, continued its flights to China without paying attention to the Iranian people’s health & life.#coronavirushttps://t.co/7AM4VjRaCX
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) March 2, 2020
Economic goals and concerns have been the driving force behind many of the regime’s decisions over the past few months.
A few days ago, the Oil Price website published an article regarding the deal. It claims that Iran’s Supreme Leader has given his blessing for the existing deal to be extended. It said that it includes new military elements and will involve “complete aerial and naval military co-operation between Iran and China, with Russia also taking a key role”.
It also said that there will be an exchange of military personnel with the three countries and “up to 110 senior Iranian IRGC men going for training every year in Beijing and Moscow and 110 Chinese and Russians going to Tehran for their training”.
Isfahan, central #Iran
Footage of Chinese men working in Iran when unemployment is skyrocketing across the country & over two thirds of the population is already living in poverty, according to regime officials.
— Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) July 11, 2020
The agreement has caused friction between the different factions of Iran’s leadership. Member of Parliament Hasan Asafari said that the parliament is unaware of any agreement that has been made but has heard rumors. He said that these “rumors about handing Kish Island over to China will result in people’s dissatisfaction”.
Speaking on this subject, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), said that the regime disregards many of the values that the people hold dear. She said: “For Khomeini, Khamenei and Rouhani, neither water, nor the land, nor the culture, nor the lives, nor the wealth of the Iranian people have any value.” Preserving its rule, she said, is the regime’s number one priority. Mrs. Rajavi said: “Indeed, what could an invader do that the mullahs have not done to Iran and the Iranian people. The mullahs are among the worst in Iran’s history.”
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