MEK: More Anti-Establishment Protests in the Making in Iran
The 1st anniversary of last November’s protests is likely to result in more demonstrations according to Resalat, a daily connected to the radical Motalafeh (coalition) party.
The nationwide uprising was initiated over the people’s economic concerns, however, the protests also focused on general anti-regime messages. They also demonstrated significant support for Iran’s democratic resistance movement, The National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran).
The publication suggests that those who took part in the demonstration were trained to know what to do and this uprising was the cause of the elimination of Qassem Soleimani, who used to be the commander of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), Quds Force.
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) January 11, 2020
Resalat also suggests that 2019 was an important year in the movement for change in the post-Islamic Revolution era. It reminds us of what sparked off the protests and that was the extortionate increase in the price of gasoline and rationing. Basically, it put the cat amongst the pigeons as the people were already suffering, but this price rise was the last straw that initiated widespread protests.
The Resalat stated that this uprising turned into a chain reaction as the unrest began to disrupt Iran’s security, intelligence, and law enforcement, so creating instability and insecurity inside Iran. The news media fails to tell the truth and that is the people are seeking a change in the regime and hiking gasoline prices was just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to tactics used by the regime to oppress the people. The Resalat seems to believe that the protests only represent the few and that these groups should be exposed as they are part of a conspiracy to disrupt the status quo.
However, Resalat is not the only outlet to release their scaremongering about any upcoming protests and the fact that Iran is becoming more volatile. “Reformists” are also genuinely concerned about the “people’s disappointment and complaints.”
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
An interview conducted with the “reformist” daily Etemad’s Javad Imam suggested that the November 2019 protests had a real impact on society. He admitted that Iranians were outraged by how badly the regime is managing the economy. He said the situation has got much worse since the COVID-19 pandemic and the people were further angered by the handling of crises in their own country. Over 138,300 people have died of the coronavirus in Iran, according to reports by the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran).
Imam also emphasized the terrible economic conditions that are present in the country and many people had recently lost all job prospects while even more had experienced sharp drops in salaries. Added to all that, Imam said the people have had to deal with runaway inflation.
These reformist experts also said that the people did not trust “reformist officials” and considered President Hassan Rouhani to be a failure. The administration is now unable to handle the chaos it has caused even though it could have lowered taxes to relieve the burden for merchants and employees who still have jobs.
Imam’s final words were that given the country’s volatile situation that more protests are in the making. The regime has failed to increase earnings while prices rose to leave little or nothing left in an Iranian’s pocket once necessities had been purchased. Imam does not believe there is much that can be done as it is far too late to halt the likelihood of more protests taking place.
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) June 7, 2020
The 2019 revolt shows that the Iranian people will not tolerate the mullah’s regime anymore. The protests also show that support for the (PMOI / MEK Iran) and National Council of Resistance of 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 MEK resistance movement is growing stronger.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi is the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI): The execution of Navid Afkari will only fuel the flames of the Iranian people’s fury and will send the mullahs’ rule to the dustbin of history.
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