MEK Iran: Multiple Crises Continue
As Iran’s social, economic, and health crises continue to devastate the country, state-run media sources have been analyzing the situation in recent days. The Covid-19 pandemic is showing no signs of slowing down, with health experts predicting the sixth wave on the way, while the country’s poor economic condition is pushing more Iranians into poverty.
The sixth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic
The Covid-19 death toll in Iran has already topped 462,200, despite the Iranian regime’s falsified statistics saying the total is only 125,000.
According to Majid Shirani, president of the Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari University of Medical Sciences, there has been a disturbing increase in the number of individuals hospitalized as a result of the virus.
The sixth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is about to hit Iran. If the regime had vaccinated the populace with WHO-approved vaccines, this situation may have been avoided.
Officials in the regime are attempting to conceal the seriousness of the pandemic, despite low vaccination rates and a high mortality rate indicating otherwise.
The state-run Setare Sobh daily quoted health expert Mohammad-Reza Mahboubfar as saying that the regime’s Minister of Health has announced that crowd events such as Friday prayers will reopen next week, with universities and schools following suit soon after, despite the fact that many students are still not fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
The continued degradation of Iran’s economic
The continued degradation of Iran’s economic status has also been mentioned in recent writings in Iran’s state-run media. According to government data, roughly 26.5 million Iranians are currently living in abject poverty, wrote the Etemad newspaper. As a result, society has become a ticking timebomb, with Iranian people fed up with the regime’s false promises and mishandling of crises.
In recent months, Iranians from all walks of life have been protesting the country’s dismal economic status. Teachers’ protests and strikes have erupted in dozens of Iranian cities in recent days, as they struggle to make ends meet due to poor pay and excessive inflation.
The most recent protests, per the Mostaghel newspaper, are related to the subject of people’s livelihoods. Last month’s teachers’ strike brought attention to the situation of teachers across the country. Many people are living in poverty, which now stands at 12 million Tomans, with average incomes hardly exceeding 6 million Tomans.
The high levels of unemployment in Iran
They also noted how the high levels of unemployment in Iran have had a significant influence on society in their book. According to the latest employment figures from Iran’s Statistics Center, over 2,496,000 people tried to find work throughout the summer but were unsuccessful, adding to the rising number of poor families already suffering from various issues in the country.
“The shrinking capacity of Iran’s economy, rising unemployment and inflation rates, and people’s shrinking table are warnings to officials,” the Mostaghel newspaper noted. To some extent, the youth and the dissatisfied classes are resilient. They no longer see any need to keep silent and react after that.”
The regime’s concern was underlined
The regime’s concern was underlined on October 19 by the state-run daily Hamdeli, which quoted Masoud Nili, an economic adviser to the regime’s former president Hassan Rouhani, and wrote:
“We need to find a way to prevent flooding. A flood that can destroy us all. I don’t see any time as dangerous as it is today. So, we’re in a certain situation in terms of inflation, and God forbid, if this trend falls in a direction where inflationary expectations and the realities of the economy both lead to the increase of inflation, we’re going to be on a very dangerous path that I deliberately don’t want to point out to the common literature.”
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