MEK Iran: The Mullahs Infighting
The infighting within the Iranian regime has intensified in the weeks leading up to the fraudulent presidential election. As the regime’s factional feuds intensify, state-run media warns of the regime’s “dangerous” implications.
Only seven candidates approved for the sham election
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that on 25 May, the regime’s Guardian Council, which is responsible for reviewing candidates, only approved seven of the sham election’s candidates.
At the request of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who seeks to named Ebrahim Raisi as Iran’s next president, the Guardian Council dismissed many of the regime’s top officials.
An attempt to uni-polarize the regime
Khamenei’s appointment is part of his contraction policy and an attempt to uni-polarize the regime in the face of an impending insurrection by the people.
On Sunday, the state-run Arman daily wrote, “The most important concern of the upcoming government is to prevent the emergence and happening of something very horrendous,” acknowledging why Khamenei and his Guardian Council disqualified other candidates and calling the people’s uprising “horrendous.”
The regime will face serious challenges
“This horrendous issue that Khamenei believes is coming will show itself in the future. They think that if they cannot prevent this terrible thing from happening, the [regime] will face serious challenges. This situation can be a kind of depiction of society, rivals, social actors, people, and historical conditions,” Arman daily adds.
Recently, Saeed Ghasemi, a Basij militia propaganda figure, threatened the rival faction and the disqualified candidates, saying he will deal with them “on the street.”
The atmosphere of dissatisfaction
“Officials should refrain from statements that provoke public opinion. In such a situation, the authorities should think of calming the atmosphere of dissatisfaction. Especially now that the election’s process has fuelled this atmosphere of dissatisfaction,” the state-run Arman daily reported on Wednesday in this regard.
“What causes the likes of Saeed Ghasemi to lose control and say whatever they want to [the rival faction]? Worst, how he allows himself to call for one-on-one combat that could result in violence and more people losing their lives.”
Further hostilities and hatreds
“If he continues this manner, it will certainly end in nothing but further hostilities and hatreds. His remarks are like rubbing salt in the wound of people. If these wounds become open, there will be major consequences for all of us, even Ghasemi,” Arman’s piece reads, calling people’s uprising violence.
Khamenei and his faction were also reminded by Sharq daily that the government’s so-called “reformist” faction had played a vital part in deceiving the population and other regime misdeeds. Sharq also warned about the implications of the other faction’s expose of the regime’s atrocities.
Khamenei’s decision to centralize the power
“Listening to the realities of the [regime] from those who have access to the ‘untold.’ “Aside from its attractiveness, the [hollow promises of reformism] could act as a safety valve, releasing pressures that, in the absence of it, could lead to [uprising],” Sharq writes.
Khamenei’s decision to centralize the power has resulted in rising tensions, within the regime. Today, the fundamentalist infrastructure is crumbling apart and is leaving more room for the Iranian people to accomplish their goals.
In the face of a looming nationwide upheaval, the dictatorship will grow increasingly vulnerable. And when it does, it will be significantly more intense and extensive than it has been in recent years.