MEK: How Long Will the Mullahs Hang on to Power in Iran?
The situation in Iran has reached explosive conditions. A combination of economic mismanagement, poor handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, and endemic corruption has alienated large swathes of the Iranian public against the regime in Tehran.
Over 138,300 people have died of the coronavirus in Iran, according to reports by the Iranian opposition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran).
#Iran Coronavirus Update
More than 138,300 people have died of the novel #coronavirus in 462 cities checkered across all of Iran's 31 provinces, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK.
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) October 31, 2020
Ste-run media are now posing the question of just how long the increasingly unstable regime will be able to hang on to power in the face of what could be another and more decisive uprising.
One analyst who has spent time watching the current political situation in Iran, Ali Khodai, says that another nationwide protest is about to happen soon. “Iranian workers that depend on their employer, in these pandemic days, are hopeless of unanswered demands and are waiting for ‘a moment,” he said to the Eteamd daily a couple of days ago. “When the time comes… and while the officials are sitting on their chairs, they must beware of the arriving ‘moment’ and must be very concerned.”
The #Iranian regime is extremely concerned about the possibility of another nationwide uprising. The people of Iran are so angry with the country’s leadership for a whole host of reasons. https://t.co/YnwMh66hsR#Iran #MEK #COVID19 @USAdarFarsi pic.twitter.com/480xs8ORYc
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) May 18, 2020
The regime’s main strategy is to increase repression against anyone who is thought to be a potential threat to the regime. This includes intimidating and humiliating youth in the street and stepping up death sentences and executions. Ebrahim Raisi, the judiciary chief, has been forced to ease some of the heavy-handed tactics to head off public outrage at the measures taken so far.
The regime just keeps up the repression as it knows no other way of holding back dissent
The Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, has thrown his support behind the State Security Force (SSF) in order to up the ante in favor of more repressive measures against the public in an attempt to subjugate them. “The people welcomed NAJA’s (uniformed police forces) initiative to deal with thugs,” he said on October 20th. Thus was in reference to brutal tactics used by SSF thugs against rebellious youths in some of Iran’s cities. In Mashhad, a young man was killed by SSF forces, after they attacked him using tasers and pepper spray.
#MEK networks in those areas reported that: “No one says anything about that security guard. Nobody says anything about the cause of the accident, part of which is a low-ranking official of the Abadan refinery, or the reasons for the girl’s action. #Iran pic.twitter.com/rcS8f6IFiM
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) October 30, 2020
NAJA chief, Hossein Ashtari, said after these incidents: “The police are still fighting and confronting insecurity and disruptors of order and security, and terrorist groups and all those thugs that disrupt public order.”
Hossein Salami, head of the IRGC said: “How the police deal takes action against thugs is very satisfying and should continue with authority… the police are the embodiment of the most meaningful system of the establishment.”
At least 10 people have been executed recently. Five people alone were hung on October 29th in a period of just 24 hours.
Shocking videos show how agents torture activists in public. Obviously, they are committing these crimes in prisons @mbachelet We want to be the voice of #MostafaSalehi, father of two kids who was executed for taking part in #IranProtests https://t.co/UNvg1qHph1
— Iran Freedom (@4FreedominIran) October 25, 2020
The regime has found itself boxed into a corner that it cannot escape from. The more it uses unjustified levels of repression, the more hatred it engenders in the Iranian people. At some point, even the most brutal techniques will not be enough to hold back the wave of protest.
As revulsion increases, it causes infighting and fear within the regime itself, meaning the decisions it makes are indecisive and contradictory.
Last year almost at the same time there was a big uprising across Iran that shows, the Iranian people will not tolerate the mullah’s regime anymore. The protests also show that support for the (PMOI / MEK Iran) is growing rapidly. The regime’s extreme suppression against the Iranian people during the protests as acts of fear that their power is diminishing and the (PMOI / MEK Iran) resistance movement is growing stronger day by day.
For many years, the people of Iran have despised the mullahs that rule their country. They have watched the regime suppress their rights and plunder their nation’s wealth. https://t.co/gf85AU09Qb #Iran #MEK #IRGCTerrorWithoutBorders #Iranian #coronavirus @USAdarFarsi pic.twitter.com/kgVCkzR3uX
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) June 3, 2020
The only way to end poverty, corruption, unemployment and disease, is overthrowing the clerical regime and establishing democracy and people’s sovereignty in #Iran. #FreeIran pic.twitter.com/eUtaL6fylx
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) October 31, 2020
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