Iranian President Raisi dismisses two cabinet members, fuelling regime infighting
Unlike the Ministers of Education and Labor, who had resigned, these recently booted cabinet members did not want to “voluntarily” leave. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei had spoken of the vision of a “young and Hezbollah” government, which would be fully aligned with his desires and policies. Accordingly, he ensured that Raisi won the sham 2021 presidential elections. He later described Raisi’s ascendance to the presidency as the “Sweetest event in 2021.”
However, Khamenei’s “young and Hezbollah” government holds the record of changes in the cabinet since the mullahs came to power in 1979. Some officials acknowledged that “changes in the cabinet continue” and consider the Ministers of Economy and Industry are next in line.
The lineup of Ebrahim Raisi’s cabinet is in line with Khamenei’s vision of a “young and hezbollahi” government, which in other words means old regime veterans who have been involved in decades of financial corruption, repression, and terrorism.#Iranhttps://t.co/0No0logaDm
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) August 26, 2021
“These changes in the government were supposedly aimed at closing gaps in the so-called ‘consolidated system,’” said a source. “Yet, it has so far failed and been mocked by state media. Some speak of ‘The domino of dismissals and resignations in the 13th government’ and ‘What is the message of changes in the government?’”
The public session of the Majlis (parliament) on Sunday, in which Khamenei’s handpicked MPs slandered Raisi, laid bare the regime’s intensifying infighting. Some MPs’ statements further clarified this issue. MP Rahmatollah Nowruzi said, “The Supreme Leader spoke of controlling inflation this year. We need actions, not words. Not only has the government failed to control inflation, but we have witnessed 40% inflation. Why can’t you defeat the hydra of corruption?”
This acknowledgment reveals the tip of the iceberg of Iran’s financial calamity, Khamenei’s failure to get things under control, and the regime’s fear of a restive society. Iranians from all walks of life are continuing their anti-regime protests, and one of the main denominators of public anger is the country’s economic crunch and the regime’s role in creating and increasing it.
Opposing Assadollah Assadi’s repatriation is at the heart of a broad global campaign, blocking the regime’s terrorism & hostage-diplomacy, while proving appeasement as ineffective preventing the regime from using terror & blackmail to mask its political dilemmas.#No2Appeasement pic.twitter.com/LN7sO9FoAb
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) September 19, 2022
Without a solution and sticking to his main task of oppressing people, Raisi has only made bogus claims of economic reforms and ridiculous gestures, such as ordering prices to stop rising or vowing to eradicate poverty in two weeks! In his latest remarks on Tuesday, Raisi claimed that “there is no deadlock” while blaming “the enemy who is trying to spread despair in society.”
These latest developments show that the Iranian regime is at a crossroads, with its economy in shambles, infighting in the government, and widespread protests among the public. The situation is unstable, and the regime’s ability to maintain its grip on power.
MEK Iran (follow us on Twitter and Facebook), Maryam Rajavi’s on her site, Twitter & Facebook, NCRI (Twitter & Facebook), and People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran – MEK IRAN – YouTu
Tags: Iran human rights, Iran Opposition, Iran Protests, Iran Uprising, Maryam Rajavi, Regime Change