Iran: Supreme Leader Admits Regime has no Options Left
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that the Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said in his annual Nowruz (Persian New Year) speech that the regime is not in the best of places. However, he said that some parties try to give a “negative impression” to indicate that the regime is “headed for a dead-end”.
The upcoming year will be filled with economic uncertainty
Yet the situation the regime is in speaks for itself. There is no need for a spin on the truth! With this new year that has just started, there is no chance that the economic situation is going to improve enough to make a difference in the lives of the people. If anything, it looks like this upcoming year will be filled with economic uncertainty and an increase in unemployment.
Only a few months ago, the Iranian regime had hopes that the new administration in the United States would bring positive change to Iran. They hoped President Joe Biden would take Iran back to the pre-deal days when most countries appeased the Iranian regime and gave it countless concessions. However, these hopes have been dashed and it is looking more and more unlikely that the regime will ever see the same policies of appeasement that it once enjoyed.
Iran’s violations of the nuclear deal
Speaking about Iran’s violations of the nuclear deal, Khamenei said that these will continue for as long as sanctions remain in place. He said that when Iran is satisfied that no sanctions remain, the regime would then consider becoming compliant.
Although it may look like he is speaking from a place of power, the reality is much different. If the regime gives in to any foreign demands, its weakness will be evident and it will result in the regime imploding. So these shows of “strength” are nothing but signs of the regime’s weakness.
It is the same with the sanctions. Without its oil revenue and with the tough economic sanctions in place, the regime is stuck. It needs its oil revenue to continue with everything its survival depends on such as nuclear and ballistic missile development and the funding of its terrorist proxies across the world.
Weakness will be detected by the angry people of Iran
Yet to have the sanctions lifted, the regime needs to give up these activities. Once again, any toning down of its belligerence spells weakness. And this weakness will be detected by the angry people of Iran who will take the opportunity to organize and participate in more nationwide protests – something that the regime knows it cannot afford.
Over the past few years, the regime has been unable to control dissent and it has responded extremely brutally to protesters in the past couple of years.
No matter which way the regime turns, it is faced with major obstacles. No matter which path of belligerence it goes on, it is not enough to guarantee its survival.
The people of Iran will continue to call for regime change
And no matter what it does, the people of Iran will continue to call for regime change. The people are certainly going to be the catalyst for great change in their country and it will all start with another major nationwide uprising.