MEK Iran: Desperate Government Makes Mistakes
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that the leaked audio file from the regime’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif continues to plaster the news.
Hot debate permeates the ruling body
Many officials from Zarif’s rival faction, the regime’s principlists have called him a traitor and have asked for his trial, as hot debate permeates the ruling body.
The regime is cornered between the upcoming sham presidential election and its nuclear negotiations. It has been postulated that the revelation of this tape is due to the Supreme Leader’s decision to expunge the ‘reformist’ factions, in the hope of getting rid of them. This would then make it more possible for the regime to deal with the consequences of the election. Since the revelation of the tape, this has shown itself to be a mistake with large security and strategic consequences.
The state-run website Tabnak spoke to these security and strategic mistake on 2 May, “The introduction of the words ‘diplomacy’ and ‘field’ (referring to the regime’s interference outside the country) into the country’s political literature and the formation of a sharp confrontation between the two is considered to be the most important outcome of the publication of this audio file from a hostile medium (referring to Iran International).”
Two prominent challenges
“According to many experts, the release of this audiotape coincides with the intensive holding of the Vienna talks and also on the eve of the formation of the electoral atmosphere in the country, is to disrupt Iran’s important nuclear deal with major world powers.”
It continued, “On the one hand, the incomplete publication of this interview in the midst of negotiations to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with the aim of activating JCPOA’s staunch opponents inside the country to confront some politicians with the diplomacy team and bobtailing the negotiations, and the creation of the dual of the ‘field’ and ‘diplomacy’ can be considered as the main action against national interest and made this hypothesis more prominent than other hypotheses.”
Gaining power at any cost
“On the other hand, since gaining power at any cost, even if it undermines national interests, has infiltrated the country’s political arena, the simultaneous publication of this file on the eve of the most important political and social event of the Islamic Republic is followed by two goals; disappointing of the people about the outcome of the ballot box and the induction of its ineffectiveness in decision-making processes, and it is not unexpected that part of the political current will benefit from the reduction of popular participation at the ballot box in order to gain power,” it added.
In conclusion, it notes, “But certainly, regardless of whether the release of the audio file of the head of the country’s diplomatic apparatus was done to achieve any of the aforementioned goals, the main loser in this field is the national interests of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Because achieving any of the goals behind this destructive action – whether the goal is to reduce participation or to thwart the JCPOA negotiations – will mean nothing more than slaughtering the national interests of the country.”
There is a large amount of coverage of the event and its consequences. These all largely point to the election and the nuclear deal negotiations as the two primary concerns of the regime. These are part of wider social, economic, and medical issues which the Iranian people are dealing with, which will continue to inspire displeasure and resentment of the regime.