MEK: Iran’s Vulnerable Regime
Ali Khamenei, the regime’s supreme leader, paved the way for Ebrahim Raisi to become Iran’s next president on June 18. Raisi was a crucial member of the 1988 death commission, a group of officials who oversaw the execution of almost 30,000 political prisoners.
Raisi is on the blacklist
Raisi has been the head of the judiciary since 2019, and he has presided over the arrest, torture, murder, and death of thousands of demonstrators. The US Treasury has placed Raisi on the blacklist because of his human rights violations. Raisi’s role in the 1988 massacre has also been brought into question by Amnesty International and UN human rights experts.
Regime political line-up reflects its true nature
Raisi’s presidency put a stop to the frequently repeated myth that the regime has a moderate faction. The West is now confronted with a regime whose political line-up reflects its true nature: a band of corrupt murderers who owe their existence to four decades of bloodshed, repression, and terrorism.
“The Iranian people deserve democracy, freedom, and human rights, and the international community should strongly support them,” Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša said on July 10 at the Free Iran 2021 World Summit. “The Iranian regime must be held accountable for human rights violations, and the international community must take a stronger stance on this.”
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša
“The victims of the 1988 massacre had been forgotten by the world for nearly 33 years. This needs to change,” Janša remarked. “A United Nations commission investigation is critical in shedding light on the heinous massacre of 1988. This is especially crucial given that Ebrahim Raisi, the Iranian regime’s next president, is accused of crimes against humanity by Amnesty International for his role in the  massacre.”
The appeasement approach of Western politicians
Mr. Janša’s statements made the contrast with the appeasement approach of other Western politicians, who are prone to turning a blind eye to the Iranian regime’s misdeeds for political and economic reasons. Jana showed that there should be no compromises when it comes to human rights.
Janša’s remark, unsurprisingly, touched a nerve. Tehran reacted quickly, calling the Slovenian Prime Minister’s comments “unacceptable.”
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani
“The way in which [Iran’s] regime reacted to the Premier of Slovenia’s brave comments at the beginning [of the Free Iran 2021 summit] is every indication that they are desperate,” former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said, adding that the regime’s reaction made clear a victory for the Iranian people.
A clear indicator of a weakening dictatorship
The promotion of Raisi to power, as many others have noted, is a clear indicator of a weakening dictatorship that is surviving on borrowed time. The Iranian people and their resistance movement led by The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), will overturn the mullahs tyranny and establish a democratic state sometime soon.
Today is an opportunity for politicians throughout the world to demonstrate their support for the Iranian people in their fight against the mullahs’ oppressive tyranny. Mr. Janša has demonstrated that he is on the right side of history with his courageous words. Other politicians should take note of this.