MEK: Khamenei Will not Fix Iran’s Problems
On Tuesday, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei broke months of silence over sanctions and international isolation, but he could not raise morale. All he could do was basically admit to the regime’s utter deadlock.
He explained that there are two ways to dispel the problem of sanctions; neutralize them or have them lifted. Khamenei acknowledged that despite trying for years, the regime has been unable to get sanctions lifted, but then claimed that they had “a lot of capacity and ability” to neutralize sanctions, which isn’t true at all.
After months, #Iran regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei broke his silence on U.S. sanctions & he clearly expressed his fear for a new possible wave of protests & sketched two paths as solutions.https://t.co/iBrcIasqwE
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) November 26, 2020
He couldn’t even explain what he thought would allow him to neutralize the sanctions, instead of talking in general terms about resolving budget deficits, increasing investment, and supporting the poor without providing the needed details.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK Iran) wrote many times: “Khamenei has no solutions for Iran’s economy. Because he is the head of a hydra of corruption, which controls a financial empire of at least $90 billion, Khamenei and his regime have and will be wasting the national resources and wealth on terrorism and domestic oppression.”
The NCRI explained that negotiations with the regime are impossible because of its terrorism and warmongering, which Khamenei complained about “not being able to pursue freely”.
The U.S. is set to sanction four firms in China and Russia over claims they are promoting Iran’s missile program https://t.co/iQF5pOy08h
— Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) November 26, 2020
They said that Khamenei is now outright rejecting negotiations, which is bizarre because it will only lead to increased isolation for the regime as it did in early 2018 when the US left the nuclear deal because the regime would not abide by restrictions on its missile program.
Of course, the reason that the regime is refusing to negotiate is that it is now at the peak of its isolation and will face more consequences because of its weaker position. This will cause a rift among the regime’s factions and spark another uprising.
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) December 16, 2019
The NCRI says that this is the regime’s main concern; following the November 2019 uprising that shook the regime to its core. Those protests began over the tripling of fuel prices but they soon took on a deeply political bent, opposing the regime as a whole. The hatred of the regime has only increased since, with the massacre of 1500 protesters and the needless deaths of 160,000+ from coronavirus.
Reuters confirmed in a special report on December 23, 2019, about the deadly crackdown on November nationwide protests in Iran the death toll of 1500 that was announced by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) on December 15, 2019.
Wisdom from Sen. Chris Coons! He would only support a return to the JCPOA if there was “some clear path” towards addressing Tehran’s missile program and its support for proxies.
How a new Iran Deal could restore bipartisanship in Washington https://t.co/r5ITtjeOeZ via @jdforward
— Barry Shrage (@BarryShrage) November 25, 2020
Khamenei acknowledged the problem but is unwilling to do anything to solve it. His comments showed the isolation of the regime, which will lead to domestic oppression and international terrorism, increasing hatred of the regime among the Iranian people and causing the international community to increase pressure.