MEK: Iran’s Worsening Crises
Between the 6 to 8 of September, Iran’s state media acknowledged the country’s multiple crises. They largely addressed the current Covid-19 crises and the mounting death toll, as well as the deepening economic crisis and the Iranian people’s frustrations.
Shortage of vaccines
The state-run Setare-Sobh daily wrote on 6 September, “These days, the country is facing a shortage of vaccines. Field observations also show that several large vaccination centers have been closed, and other vaccination centers have only the first dose of the Covo-Barakat vaccine. Domestic vaccines are reviewed very late, and licensing of [foreign vaccines] is delayed.”
As of 13 September, over 421,600 have died due to Covid-19, according to the Iranian opposition, The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran).
Khamenei prohibited credible Covid-19 vaccinations
In January 2021, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei prohibited credible Covid-19 vaccinations but continued to produce so-called local vaccines.
These domestic vaccines are produced and distributed by numerous financial institutions under Khamenei’s control.
Iran’s largest centers of economic power
One of these institutions is the Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order (EIKO), one of Iran’s largest centers of economic power. The Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order (EIKO), one of Iran’s most powerful economic institutions, is one of these institutions.
“With false promises and deadly mistakes about providing the required vaccine and neglecting the vital precautions in controlling the coronavirus, officials killed thousands of infected people,” wrote the state-run Jahan-e Sanat daily on 8 September.
Economic Crises in Iran
Iran’s economy is plagued with problems including inflation and soaring prices. Ebrahim Raisi, the regime’s new president, has simply made empty claims to address these issues. The regime’s incapacity to deal with economic crises, as well as Raisi’s false promises, have been covered in Iran’s state media in recent days.
Referring to Raisi’s continuation of the plunder policies of the previous Iranian governments, Resalat daily wrote, “If Raisi wants to continue this situation, at the end of this year, with a budget deficit of 400 trillion Tomans, his government will fall into a super-inflationary black hole. If we add sanctions to these mistakes and deviations, the situation will remain the same.”
The regime’s assistance to other countries
On September 6, the daily Etemad described the regime’s assistance to other countries as “a contradiction that enrages people.”
“We see this contradiction in officials’ actions and words.
“Why do you cry for Somalian children during Friday prayers, but not for the children of Sistan and Baluchistan, other southern Iranian provinces, and even the children and girls working in the city’s garbage dumps? It’s critical to figure out what’s causing this behavior. On September 8, the Eteamad daily reported, “The pain of this behavior is greater than poverty and disease.”
Iranian society has become a powder keg
Iranian society has become a powder keg as a result of the Iranian regime’s decades of squandering national riches on terrorism, corruption, and tyranny.
The explosiveness of Iranian society is demonstrated by the two previous significant protests in 2018 and November 2019.
The regime’s illegitimacy is also demonstrated by the widespread boycott of the regime’s phony parliamentary and presidential elections.
The downward trend in social capital
“Reducing political trust and, as a result, the downward trend in social capital is one of the system’s major challenges.
The poor turnout in the 11th legislative elections and later in the 13th presidential election confirms the deterioration in [people’s] political faith in the [regime],” wrote the state-run Etemad daily on September 6.
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