MEK Iran: Leaders of Friday Prayers Warn of MEK’s Role
The prayer leaders once again displayed their fear of the organized opposition, the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), and a looming uprising due to the social and economic crises in their Friday prayer congregations, which serve as a platform to state the ruling regime’s official policies vis-à-vis current issues confronting the country.
This movement instigated street riots and clashed with the system
“The [MEK] is a serious threat.” We confronted them right at the start of the movement. This is a dangerous movement that occasionally attracts people with good backgrounds. “As you can see, at the start of the revolution, this movement instigated street riots and clashed with the system,” Hassan Alidadi, Khamenei’s spokesman in Kerman, southeast Iran, stated.
“We have seen many seditions [the regime’s term for uprisings].” The MEK’s sedition, the [students’] sedition [protests] in 1999, and the [uprisings] in 2009. The latter posed a significant challenge to the country, ending in the system’s failure. Many [of the regime’s] hallowed institutions and personalities [such as the Supreme Leader] were questioned as a result of this sedition,” said Reza Noury, Khamenei’s delegate in Bojnourd, Khorasan province.
“They pursued a multifaceted campaign.” The maximal pressure [campaign] aimed to incite protests and bring down the dictatorship. They intended to put individuals under strain, so they went up against the system. They wished to destabilize the [government] without resorting to violence or war.
MEK,s sedition continues, and it is enticing
They had three approaches. Their economic leverage was the first tactic, maximal pressure. They also have political and intelligence methods in place to incite unrest in Iran. “The media began their propaganda, and they continue,” Seyed Hashem Bushehri, Khamenei’s representative in Qom, stated.
Bushehri warned the regime’s president, Ebrahim Raisi, while referring to the country’s socio-economic and political grievances. “And for the 2022 budget…. people have expectations about rampant inflation, salary decreases, the value of the national currency and their purchasing power, their business problems, and banking system issues,” he stated.
“Did we succeed in putting an end to the 2009 sedition?” At the time, we did [oppress] it. But then, 42 years after the revolution, we hear about the failings of officials.
Iran paves the way for further revolutions in the near future
However, when we look at people’s economic and living problems, we see that the [opposition] tries to exacerbate these issues. So, the sedition continues, and it is enticing. “This is a war, and it will be difficult,” Mehdi Rahim-Abadi, Khamenei’s envoy in Birjand, stated.
Such warnings will have little, if any, impact on resolving the regime’s irreversible issues, especially in light of the awful conditions millions of Iranians must face, including acute poverty, malnutrition, and a lack of appropriate welfare and social services. These, combined with widespread corruption, incompetence, and mismanagement, will only feed additional resentment and pave the way for further revolutions in the near future.
sfahan’s farmers gathered at Zayandeh Rud river basin on Friday to resume their weeks-long protest Anti-riot security forces attacked the peaceful protesters and fired teargas at the crowd Protesters are resisting the repressive forces and standing their ground. At least one person was arrested.