MEK Iran: State Media Continues to Warn Regime of Consequences of Society’s Agitation
Society has been simmering with unrest for several years in Iran. There have been a series of major uprisings that have shaken the regime to its core, making it clear that the people do not accept the rule of the mullahs and that they want great change.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that the situation for the people of Iran over the past year has been more difficult than ever because of the worsening economic problems, compounded by the Coronavirus health crisis and the impact that it has had.
The uprising in the province of Sistan and Baluchistan
And an uprising in the province of Sistan and Baluchistan is really drumming it into the regime that the people cannot be silenced. Major protests broke out after the regime opened fire on fuel porters that were simply trying to make a living.
People from the province took to the streets in solidarity and the situation turned sour with protesters being fired at by forces of the notorious Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). There were dozens of fatalities and seriously injured people and there were a number of arrests.
Another uprising is on the horizon
State-run media outlets have been warning the Iranian regime that another uprising is on the horizon. The state-run Ebtekar publication wrote earlier this week that there have been numerous times recently that President Rouhani and his government have failed to act. It said that instead of criticizing the government, officials should consider the frustration of the people and the consequences this has.
During the recent uprising in the province of Sistan and Baluchistan, people stormed the regime’s centers of repression and refused to be intimidated by the security forces that were present in large numbers. Although the protests started in Saravan, they quickly spread to neighboring towns and cities, and soon people from all over the country were voicing their solidarity with the victims.
Innocent civilians were being shot at and killed
The regime was concerned that the situation was going to expand far beyond its control and it implemented an internet blackout to stop news about the situation from being diffused. However, there were already videos and images of the IRGC’s brutality circulating on social media and there was no doubt that innocent civilians were being shot at and killed.
The Mostaghel publication has said that no news has been published about the “bitter incidents” that took place in Saravan because of the regime’s censorship of the media, but that events have not been forgotten. It wrote: “The bitterness of the matter is that it seems as if we are used to this method, and we have accepted that we can pass from any crisis and event in this way.
Every protest and social conflict turn into a fire under the ashes
These methods turn every protest and social conflict into a fire under the ashes.” The publication made it clear that the regime’s oppressive measures and suppression are no longer enough to quell the restiveness of society and that officials should worry about future “flare-ups”.
The state-run Jahan-e Sanat publication wrote a few days ago that the protests that have been taking place in recent weeks are a “time bomb” – one that can explode at any time and one that presents more danger to the regime than any “attack by a foreign force”.