Infighting worsens in Iran’s clerical regime as protests continue across the nation
Religious congregations and burial ceremonies devolve into anti-regime protests, and state security is rendered helpless to identify, let alone apprehend, the brave youth tarnishing the images, symbols, and statues of the regime’s icon across the country. Fear is dissipating, and hope is growing.
Following its failure to contain the situation, the clerical regime’s infighting has worsened. The Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, thought he could consolidate power in his regime by installing his men in the Majlis (Parliament) and selecting Ebrahim Raisi as president.
When Raisi presented his budget bill to parliament last week, he boasted about his government’s accomplishments. A few days later, on January 31, Khamenei refuted his president’s claims, admitting “contradictory decisions” made during Raise’s presidency.
“Now we are dealing with some contradictory decisions by the executive branch. One organization decides to act, and the other rejects it and does the opposite. Yet, both sit behind the same desk in the government’s sessions. It shouldn’t happen,” Khamenei said.
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On February 2, Raisi rejected his mentor’s speech and lied about his government’s accomplishments, including increased employment and lower inflation. In contrast to Raisi’s fabricated statistics, Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf takes every opportunity to discuss the regime’s total bankruptcy and economic crises. “We should pay attention to the economy. We shouldn’t ridicule the [state]. We should implement its objectives,” he said in February
Gholam Hossein Mohseni Eje’i, the regime’s Judiciary Chief, also joined Ghalibaf on February 1 to speak against Raisi and his government’s “insufficiency.” “If we fail to address economic problems and people’s livelihood today, the enemy pours salt on people’s financial wounds,” he warned. Raisi’s failure to address the country’s economic crisis has been acknowledged by regime officials. But they all know, and especially Khamenei, that Raise’s main task has been to suppress society.
If authorities speak of the country’s financial calamity and accuse one another, they also unanimously warn about the “enemy” and the “riot.” According to recorded statements of state officials, the regime’s adversaries are the Iranian people and their organized opposition, the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), with the latter serving as the catalyst for the uprising.
The Iranian people, as well as their organized Resistance movement, have shown a willingness to establish a democratic system. This demand should be embraced by the entire world. In the face of the regime’s increasing violence, Western countries should cut ties with Tehran and support people’s right to self-determination and self-defense.
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