Iran’s 1401 year: A new horizon for a democratic Iran
The year began with the installation of Ebrahim Raisi as the new president, lauded by the regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei. However, as the year progressed, even the state-controlled press reported on the dwindling support for Raisi amongst Khamenei’s faction due to the worsening economic and social crises. Inflation soared above 50%, and the value of the national currency rapidly plunged, leading to a bitter start to the new year. An egg now costs 30,000 rials, which represents a 100% rise compared to last year. Likewise, the cost of meat has skyrocketed to 5 million rials per kilo.
Despite the regime’s attempts to suppress the nationwide uprising, Iranians continued to demand a free and secular republic. The People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), Iran’s principal opposition group, played a leading role in the demonstrations. The regime’s oppressive measures intensified under Raisi and weakened the regime by intensifying public outrage against the ruling mullahs.
International isolation of the regime grew while solidarity with the Iranian people increased. The European Parliament and other European countries called for the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) terrorist designation. The UN Human Rights Council established an international fact-finding mission to investigate the regime’s crimes during the nationwide protests.
The UN Economic and Social Council expelled Iran from the Commission on the Status of Women. Albania cut diplomatic ties with the clerical regime, and a Swedish court sentenced Hamid Noury, a former Iranian prison authority involved in the 1988 massacre of political prisoners, to life imprisonment.
The Iranian Resistance’s activities abroad have been instrumental in garnering support for the Iranian people’s aspirations for a democratic republic. In the U.S., House Resolution 100 has been sponsored by most of the Congress, recognizing the progress of the Iranian people’s uprising and their right to fight for freedom.
Despite the challenges, the Iranian people and their organized Resistance showed resilience and courage, endeavoring for a secular and democratic republic, bringing the possibility of a free, democratic, and non-nuclear Iran to the horizon. The year ended with a bitter taste of defeat for the regime’s “Sweetest development” as Iranians continue to strive for a better future.
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