Iranian president Raisi’s desperate remarks reveal fear of opposition
With great fanfare, the regime tried to hold state-managed rallies to assert its popularity and legitimacy, but the chaos among its supporters and desperate remarks of the mullahs’ president, Ebrahim Raisi, highlighted the country’s financial calamity and ongoing uprising against the regime.
During his speech, Raisi bragged about economic prosperity, which contrasted sharply with the reality of the country’s financial crisis, with many Iranians protesting the regime in different ways. Raisi also complained about the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), the Iranian opposition group, and their freedom of activity, claiming that they have killed many of the regime’s officials.
However, Raisi’s remarks and those of other regime officials only served to highlight the MEK’s impact and influence on Iranian society and its mobilization of the international community against the ruling theocracy. Thousands of Iranians called out the regime’s lies during protests across the country, particularly in Sistan and Baluchistan province, by chanting slogans against the regime’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei.
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On February 12, 10,000 freedom-loving Iranians and MEK supporters rallied in Paris, echoing their compatriots’ voices and honoring the 1979 revolution. They urged the international community to support the current revolution and the Iranian people’s democratic aspirations, calling for the regime’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) to be proscribed as a terrorist organization.
During Sunday’s event Former Belgian Prime Minister and Belgian MEP, Guy Verhofstadt, called on the international community to do more: “As Europeans, we need to do a lot more. We must hold the regime accountable for its crimes. We must impose massive sanctions on those responsible for human rights abuses in Iran. We must break the backbone of the Iranian regime, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. We must condemn the ideology and criminal activity of the regime. We must cut off funding to this organization and make sure it is listed as a terrorist entity.”
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The Iranian people’s yearning to establish a democratic, secular, and non-nuclear republic in Iran must be recognized, and their right to self-defense upheld. As the international community continues to monitor the situation in Iran, the regime’s weakness and fear of its opposition are increasingly exposed.
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