MEK: Possibility of Domestic and International Costs of Iran’s 2021 Presidential Election
The National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), The late spring of 2021 federal presidential election is likely to be far more different than previous decades. There have been several uprisings that have disturbed the balance of power. Also, the government has endured internal divisions and is in turmoil, which is nothing like 4 years ago.
The meaning and differences between international and domestic sanctions
There are two key differences between the domestic and international sanctions. The US-led international sanctions against the regime are aimed specifically at controlling the regime’s nuclear capability. This is all about international political and security interests which wish to limit the expansion of nuclear weapons or nuclear capability. There has been no aim to overthrow the regime.
The international sanctions, according to Hassan Rouhani, have sent the message of the effects of the January 2018 uprising to the United States which was an uprising that challenged Europe’s appeasement of the regime’s existence.
The concept of security in the 2021 presidential election
In the Islamic Republic, the issue of security from the very beginning of its formation has had no purpose other than maintaining its existence at any cost. It has never been interested in the health, life, and the freedom of the people or guaranteeing the general progress of Iran and human rights protection.
Commenting on the 2021 presidential election the media wrote:
“Reducing participation has serious consequences for the political system as a whole,” Mohammad Sadr (a member of the Expediency Council), has warned of its security consequences, “because a serious decline in participation means that society no longer gives credit to executives.” (State-run daily Arman, Note by Ahmad Zeidabadi, February 15, 2021)
As the election approaches, the role of the fake and false reformers in trying to mediate peace between the people and the regime’s clerical rule is becoming more obvious. Without the rule of Velayat-e-Faqih, there are no grounds for expression and their existence is dependent on the entire regime.
According to a state-run daily the most dominant wing, which is named as the Supreme leader’s faction is calling the reformist faction, “to run in the elections with a parasitic force (Uninvited Guest); But at the same time, this increase in participation should not lead to the victory of the reformist option.” (State-run daily Arman, Note by Ahmad Zeidabadi, February 15, 2021)’’.
International costs of the 2021 election
The basis of the sanctions against the regime was due to the effects of the January 18th uprising which rejected both factions of the regime and with this denial, the vote, and will of the Iranian people was heard throughout the world.
The state-run Arman daily in advance warns government officials with the following words:
“The consequences of reducing participation are practically against the whole. Therefore, if the turnout in the 2021 elections falls below the level of February 21, 2020, significant pulses will definitely be sent, and in a first way, the work will be more difficult for us at the international level.”