MEK: Iran’s Socio-Economic Crises
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that As the Iranian people face new challenges, one can claim that the mullahs’ system is rather stable. Such a system, however, is on the verge of collapsing, according to the regime’s state-run media, which fears that people’s animosity would lead to another upheaval.
Angry people are the result of neglecting society’s
“Uncertainty, economic pressures, discrimination, inequity, and officials’ actions” Angry people are the result of neglecting society’s demands and escalating expectations. Our society is enraged, and this is a strong warning to the officials who are to blame for most of it,” the state-run Aftab-e Yazd reported on July 7.
“The lack of basic living commodities, in the capital or remote areas of Iran, has made things so difficult for people that now everyone is angry. They are angry at the inefficiency and mismanagement that has left Iran, one of the richest countries in the world, unable to provide a living for its citizens,” On July 7, the state-run Hamdeli published an article.
People’s animosity for the dictatorship grows
Water shortages, widespread blackouts, the Covid-19 outbreak, and poverty are all affecting Iranians. All of these crises are the result of the regime’s policies and thereby, people’s animosity for the dictatorship grows by the day.
“In last days, there have been protests in public to the current situation in the country. Some officials have tried to explain the situation. For example, they claimed one of the reasons for drought and water shortages and blackouts is lack of sufficient investment. In line with this notion, they are trying to say that the price of water, electricity, and gas in Iran is low and that the money that people pay cannot lead to infrastructure development. The same thing happened in the case of the fuel price hike,” Hamdeli wrote.
(IRGC) cryptocurrency mining causing power outages
While there are various theories regarding what is causing Iran’s widespread power outages, evidence from Iran shows that the Revolutionary Guards’ (IRGC) cryptocurrency mining to bypass sanctions is a major factor in the current problem.
“Since the middle of last year, when government agencies began to extract cryptocurrencies in greater numbers, various official reports have indicated that the country is experiencing a power shortage. However, mining continued, and even larger mining farms were established,” the outlet wrote.
Polluting communities across the country
“Power plants needed more fuel to build cryptocurrency farms,” Hamdeli says. As a result, they consumed more water and burnt more fuel oil to create energy, polluting communities across the country.
The use of water resources in the winter signaled that Iran’s condition was fragile. The authorities emphasized the country’s foreign exchange supply due to the oil embargo and poor foreign exchange profits. As a result, they continued to mine cryptocurrency using the country’s resources.”
Iranian citizens are outraged
The situation in Iran has reached the point where the regime’s Parliament Speaker, Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf, recently admitted that people have lost faith in the system.
“These days, Iranian citizens are outraged by the country’s flaws and inefficiencies in every way. Ghalibaf was correct in claiming that the public had lost faith. Iranians are not only furious these days, but their national pride appears to have suffered significant damage as well. Iranians are also angry by the agony and suffering caused by rising prices. They are dissatisfied because of water and electricity shortages,” the state-run Jahan-e Sanat reported on July 6.