MEK Iran: The People Pay the Price for Injustices Caused by the Regime
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), analysis reports the people of Iran have been victims of the regime’s plundering of the nation’s wealth for decades.
Mismanagement and corruption
Iranian people have witnessed the regime take the land, destroy forests, and ruin the environment. Fisheries, oil, and gas have been plundered. The list is endless. Mismanagement and corruption have caused so many disasters and the people are always the ones to pay the price.
Going back to 1979 after the revolution, the regime wasted no time seizing land from the people. Properties were seized from the Shah and many across the country were left with very little.
And the practice continues to this day. There is nothing that will stop the regime and its belligerent Islamic Revolutionary Guard Force (IRGC) from taking what it can away from the people for their own benefit.
Many officials are unsympathetic to the plight of the people in the country. The regime’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif went as far as to say that it is the choice of the people to live as they do. He once said that “We, the people of Iran, wanted to live differently”. There is no doubt that the people of Iran reject the idea that they want to live in great poverty while their leaders continue to live lives of great luxury and wealth.
To the same end, it is not helpful that state television outlets are calling on the people to change their eating habits, saying that people should eat their rice without meat or give up fruit.
The Iranian people pay the price for the regime’s crimes and negligence
Comments like those made by the foreign minister and the advice given by state television are not helpful and just enrage the people even more. Why should the people have to pay the price for the regime’s crimes and negligence? Why is the Iranian regime continuing to blow huge sums on malign projects like its nuclear and ballistic missile development while the people get poorer and poorer?
State-run media outlets have been reporting on the resentment felt by the people and have warned the regime that another uprising is imminent. It is not just one sector of society that resents the regime – it is people across all classes.
The divide between the rich and the poor is larger than ever and the absolute poverty category is expanding all the time.
Another uprising is imminent
The people’s disdain for the regime was evident in the latest uprising that took place after the notorious Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) opened fire on impoverished fuel porters. Protests broke out soon after the incident and there were shows of solidarity from all over the country. The regime then responded brutally against the protesters, but this did not deter many from making their anger heard.
The fuel porters that were attacked were simply trying to earn a living to feed their families. They are already in a desperate situation with the pittance that they earn, so many took the attack against them personally.
The people of Iran are determined to see the regime fall. They will not accept that they must downgrade their lifestyles even more and they will never accept to remain silent faced with such injustice.