While Khamenei continues to disregard advice from his officials uprising spreads like wildfire
In his remarks on Saturday, Khamenei expressed desperation in the face of what many regards as Iran’s democratic revolution, urging authorities from both his “loyalist” and rival factions to join forces. The nationwide uprising continues for the third month in a row despite the authorities’ attempts to quash demonstrations. The continuation of these protests has exacerbated the regime’s infighting, exposing large cracks in the regime.
“They tell us to listen to the people’s voices. Didn’t you hear them on November 4th? Listen to the people! “How long has it been since the burial ceremony of Soleimani and the large crowd that attended it?” he asked, referring to the state-staged rallies on this year’s anniversary of Iran’s Hostage Crisis in 1979, as well as the mourning ceremonies staged by the regime in 2020 following the elimination of its terror-mastermind Qassem Soleimani. Instead of increasing unity within the regime’s ranks, Khamenei’s speech caused quite a stir.
“We cannot limit people’s voices to a specific group. It is unlikely that society will have a unified voice. “The popular demands are not only different but constantly evolving,” the state-run Etemad daily wrote on November 29, while considering the state-organized gathering on November 4 to be part of Iranian society.
#Iran regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei was fully aware Ebrahim Raisi as president would increase his regime’s int’l isolation. He also realized the mullahs face an increasingly restive public.#ProsecuteRaisiNOWhttps://t.co/f9wM84op2H pic.twitter.com/JHYWyd4NfW
— Mohammad Mohaddessin (@Mohaddessin) October 14, 2021
“Before negotiating with the US, we should communicate with ourselves.” I am not encouraging anyone to contact the Mujahedin-e Khalq [Iran’s main opposition group]. We should speak with former presidents and parliament speakers who have shed blood and tears to keep this system alive. “If we don’t act now, we’ll be gone soon,” MP Mohammad-Reza Sabaghian said during the parliament’s public session on November 29.
“Every 40 to 50 years, governments in the Middle East fall, face serious challenges and resort to blind and bloody violence. Why? Because these regimes are incapable of understanding their people’s demands,” he said, according to Iranian state television.
These warnings are consistent with what the regime’s parliament speaker, Mohammad Bagher Gahalibaf, attempted to promote as a “new way of governing.” He repeated these words less than 24 hours after Khamenei’s remarks on Sunday. “The only way out of this crisis and solving our problems is to renovate the ruling system.”
These remarks depict significant cracks in a system that Khamenei has been attempting to solidify in the face of an explosive society. In February 2020, Khamenei purged all candidates from rival factions and handpicked the parliament. This gang of thugs was chosen solely to carry out Khamenei’s mandates, not to oppose them. The regime’s Supreme Leader also eliminated all serious contenders in the subsequent presidential sham elections, paving the way for Ebrahim Raisi, a mere “yes man,” to lead the executive branch.
Ebrahim Raisi's presidency put an end to any illusions about moderation or reform in this regime forever. The Iranian people desire to overthrow the regime. Khamenei is trying to forestall this by taking advantage of the #Coronavirus pandemic and massive human casualties.
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) August 3, 2021
The national uprising in Iran has altered all equations, including the balance within the regime, as these contradictory statements highlight. The most visible manifestation of this is Khamenei’s failure to even temporarily quell infighting within his regime’s ranks, let alone the nationwide uprising.
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