MEK: Iranian People Angry at Regime for Causing so Many Hardships
The time of Nowruz, Persian New Year, is full of celebrations and hope for the future. But the people of Iran face more hardships now than ever before because of the Iranian regime’s mismanagement and widespread corruption.
Mismanagement and widespread corruption
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), analysis reports that there are several crises in Iran at the minute – none of which have been resolved.
The Coronavirus health crisis is still running rampant across the country and the people are angry that the regime has taken very little action to curtail it. They are especially angry that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has refused to allow foreign vaccines to be imported into the country from the United Kingdom and the United States; vaccines that have proven to be effective and are already in wide circulation in a number of countries.
Nationwide uprising imminent
One thing is certain though. There is soon going to be a nationwide uprising and it will be one that severely threatens the regime’s existence. There have been a number of significant protests and strikes over the past few months and weeks.
One of them was in the Sistan and Baluchistan province after the notorious Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) opened fire on impoverished fuel porters. It resulted in fuel porters and protesters being killed or injured and the protests in solidarity with the people spread further afield.
The major protests were indicative of the people’s disdain towards the regime and the oppressive measures they are subjected to.
Calls for regime change heard
Before the Coronavirus health crisis took hold, the people were making their calls for regime change heard. In December 2017, protests in Mashhad surprised the regime, especially when they spread to other parts of the country.
Just a month later, there were anti-regime demonstrations in over 100 towns and cities across Iran, and the people were heard calling for “death to the dictator” and making it clear that they despise both the hardliners and the so-called “reformists”. Their rejection of the entire leadership was obvious.
The leader of the Iranian Resistance, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, called on the people to make that year a “year full of uprisings” and activists across the country willingly obliged. Several major protests took place throughout the year, culminating in the November 2019 uprising.
Further uprisings have been violently suppressed
The regime responded violently to this uprising and more than 1,500 protesters were killed by authorities. Yet this did not stop the people. In fact, it made them even more determined to be heard and just a few months later people across the country protested again after the regime tried to deny responsibility for the missile strike that killed all onboard a commercial airliner.
The regime is extremely concerned about further uprisings and has been violently suppressing the people and cracking down hard on protesters for fear gatherings will grow out of hand.
The regime has also tried to divert the people’s attention away from the regime’s role in each crisis that takes hold, blaming the United States and other enemies for the hardships that the people face. However, the people have made it abundantly clear that they know the only enemy is the regime.
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