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MEK Iran: Floods Devastate Large Parts of Iran

Floods in Iran

Floods make the lives of Iranians more difficult amid coronavirus

The people of Iran are living in uncertain times. There is an atmosphere of fear in the country because of the Coronavirus outbreak. Not only are they having to contend with a virus that can be deadly to many, but they are also dealing with the consequences of the regime’s inability to manage the situation adequately.

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MEK Iran: Floods Kill 11 in Southern Iran

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Floods in 13 provinces of Iran — March 2020

Severe flooding swept through Southern Iran last weekend, killing eleven people and adding another layer to the humanitarian crisis unfolding across the country as the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic continues to mount.

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Floods have yet again hit Iran

MEK Iran – IRGC Profiting From Iran Floods

Floods have yet again hit Iran

Picture of a boy in mud up to his knees in Pol Dokhtar (Lorestan Province – Western Iran)

Floods have yet again hit Iran causing tragedy for all those in the water’s path and it’s especially devastating that it’s affecting the same areas as were flooded in March 2019. But it brings up the perfectly reasonable question of why the regime has not done anything in the past year to prevent these floods?

In last March’s flood, much of Lorestan and Ilam provinces were affected, with bridges destroyed, villages buried beneath water, and communications cut off. The regime vowed that the Revolutionary Guards’ (IRGC) Khatam-al Anbiya Base, would rebuild the area with its commander, Saeed Mohammad, and the IRGC’s aerospace commander, Amir Ali Hajizadeh, visiting Ilam on March 8, 2019, to examine the needs there.

It may not surprise you to learn that Khatam Al-Anbiya is actually one of supreme leader Ali Khamenei’s main looting institutions, so the promise about rebuilding those areas, including the erection of flood dams, were not fulfilled.

They basically just looted the Iranian people’s wealth by doing sub-par work and pocketing the additional money. That’s why the floods were able to damage and destroy the exactly same cities – Poldokhtar, Mamoulan, Khoramabad, and Kouhdasht.

Meisam Ghadami, deputy of the Directorate General of Road Administration and Transport, said on February 27 that, regarding the re-building of bridges destroyed in the March floods, there was a “lack of funds” and a desperate need to “speed up traffic in the area”. That’s why the Department of Roads and Transport “temporarily” installed metal decks of bridges at the same locations.

He admited : “Damages piled up, promises of spring reached summer and were forgotten in autumn. Now in winter, the Lorestan flood victims are again in pain and suffering and the only thing to do is to hope that the flood will not hit Lorestan in the spring since until now the floods and rainfalls have not wakened up government officials.”

The damages caused in March’s floods were tens of billions of tomans’ worth to urban and rural infrastructures, residential homes, the agricultural sector, and more. The majority of this has not been compensated and the recent February flood has added another 2 billion tomans in damages.

It is clear that the Khatam-al Anbiya has profited from the Iranian people’s suffering, using substandard materials and shoddy labor. Worse still, the stage is set for them to do it again. This is the regime’s regular playbook and it is why they should be overthrown by the people.

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In March 2019 devastating floods ravaged Lorestan Province,

IRGC’s Greed Worsens Flood Crisis

In March 2019 devastating floods ravaged Lorestan Province,

In March 2019 devastating floods ravaged Lorestan Province, stranding residents on rooftops, trees, and mountaintops for days waiting for government aid. The regime bungled the response to the floods, angering residents who were left homeless.

Floods swept through Iran once again in February, devastating provinces that were still reeling from the March 2019 floods. Almost a year later, little has been done to repair the crumbling roads and bridges in the affected provinces or take action to prevent another tragedy, despite promises from regime officials after the 2019 floods.

March 2019 Floods

In March 2019 devastating floods ravaged Lorestan Province, stranding residents on rooftops, trees, and mountaintops for days waiting for government aid. The regime bungled the response to the floods, angering residents who were left homeless. The regime appointed the deeply unpopular Revolutionary Guards’ (IRGC) Khatam-al Anbiya Base to rebuild the areas damaged by the floods.

On March 8, 2019, the state-run Mehr News agency wrote: “Saeed Mohammad, Commander of the IRGC Khatam al-Anbiya Base, and Amir Ali Hajizadeh, Commander of the IRGC’s aerospace force, have been traveling to Majin Dareh Shahr in Ilam Province. During this visit, they were supposed to examine the latest situation of the flood-stricken people in Majin and their needs for building communication ways and new bridges.”

The director of Khuzestan’s Water and Power Organization also promised to take action to prevent a future disaster, declaring: “We are building flood dams 26 kilometers northwest of Ahvaz to prevent floodwaters of Karkheh and Dez.”

Broken Promises

In February 2020 the same cities were damaged from floods as in 2019. Poldokhtar, Mamoulan, Khorramabad, and Koohdasht all sustained heavy damages. Some of this destruction should have been mitigated by the promised repairs to neglected bridges and infrastructure that led to the bulk of the devastation in 2019. However, a closer look makes it clear that the IRGC constructed shoddy and unsafe bridges that were quickly destroyed in the floods and pocketed the profits.

On February 27, 2020, Meisam Ghadami, deputy of the Directorate General of Road Administration and Transport told the state-run Mehr news agency: “Regarding Davazdah Cheshmeh Bridge and five other bridges, I have to say that they were destroyed in the March floods, and due to the lack of funds needed for the construction of new bridges and to speed up traffic in the area, the Department of Roads and Transport temporarily installed metal deck bridges at the same location.”

Broken Promises

Broken promises: On March 8, 2019, the state-run Mehr News agency wrote: “Saeed Mohammad, Commander of the IRGC Khatam al-Anbiya Base, and Amir Ali Hajizadeh, Commander of the IRGC’s aerospace force, have been traveling to Majin Dareh Shahr in Ilam Province. During this visit, they were supposed to examine the latest situation of the flood-stricken people in Majin and their needs for building communication ways and new bridges.”

The Davazdah Cheshmeh Bridge was a beautiful and historic bridge with cultural significance. It has stood since the 18th Century and was allowed to fall into disrepair under the mullahs’ regime due to their mismanagement and disrespect for Persian culture and history. The failure to restore it and provide a safe and sturdy bridge for the people of Lorestan is a further act of disrespect and corruption by the IRGC and the regime.

In the interview with Mehr, Ghadami described the damage caused by the floods, saying: “According to officials, [the floods caused] tens of billions of tomans in damages to urban and rural infrastructures, residential homes, the agricultural sector, etc.,  a huge amount of damage that has not yet been compensated. This happened again in February and this time too, the province suffered more than 2 billion tomans in damages. Now, despite the March losses, the February catastrophe is added to it.

“Damages piled up, promises of spring reached summer and were forgotten in autumn. Now in winter, the Lorestan flood victims are again in pain and suffering and the only thing to do is to hope that the flood will not hit Lorestan in the spring since until now the floods and rainfall have not woken up government officials,” he added.

During the floods, MEK members provided aid to flood victims when the regime failed to do so. In 2019 some MEK members were arrested for doing so. No government should punish its people for helping each other while simultaneously failing to provide basic assistance to citizens it has placed in harm’s way. This is one of the many reasons why Iranians are fighting for freedom and democracy.

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MEK Iran: Trail of Catastrophes in Iran Overlooked

Natural events due to incompetent of officials turn to a disaster and catastrophe in Iran

The Iranian people have had to try and deal with many natural disasters over the last two weeks. The coronavirus outbreak was shrouded in secrecy leaving Iranians vulnerable to its effects. Next was a 5.7 magnitude earthquake in the northwest of Iran followed by floods. No word about these events emerged from the regime as if they hadn’t happened.

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Iranian Flood Victims Denied Regime Aid as Temperatures Plummet

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Heartbreaking scenes from the destructive flood in Baluchistan

By Jennifer Jones-Kelley

Deadly floods in Sistan and Baluchestan Province in Iran have claimed at least four lives and displaced thousands since heavy rains overwhelmed the impoverished southeastern province’s failing dams and infrastructure in early January. More than two weeks later, locals are still waiting for government aid, including potable water, food, and shelter.

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Floodwaters Ravage Iranian Provinces: The Mullahs Stand Idle

Iran floods in a number of provinces in Iran makes heavy damages

Iran Floods makes huge losses in Iran again due to the regime’s mismanagement and inaction-June 2019

2019 is shaping up to be a difficult year for Iranians. Not only is the mullahs’ mismanagement of the Iranian economy sending the country into crisis, but the country has also been rocked by a string of violent and atypical storms.

Between May 8 and May 31, yet more storms hit the country with Khorasan Razavi, East and West Azerbaijan, Kermanshah, Isfahan, Kurdistan, Fars, Khuzestan, Lorestan and Markazi among the provinces affected. Once again, the Iranian regime has been absent in the rescue and recovery efforts, despite several Iranians losing their lives in the flooding.

Tragedy Strikes

The head of the Iranian Emergency Department claimed that 31 people were killed and 71 Iranians were injured in the most recent spate of flooding. However, the true death toll is likely much higher.

In March, when floods struck Khuzestan and other low-lying provinces, the Iranian regime deliberately sought to cover up the real death toll. Despite the floods claiming more than 200 Iranian lives, the regime remained adamant that the death toll was much lower.

Now, as then, the regime refused to make resources available to the affected victims. The Revolutionary  Guards (IRGC) has boats, temporary shelters, helicopters and medical supplies as well as food and water. However, the regime has not made this equipment available to the Iranian people to alleviate the suffering and provide survivors with assistance.

Condolences and Messages of Support

President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the main Iranian opposition, was among the first to offer condolences and offer her messages of solidarity with the victims. Mrs. Rajavi expressed her hope for a swift recovery for the victims. She also called on the country’s youth to be forthcoming in their efforts to assist.

She called on young Iranians to form popular councils to distribute assistance to the victims in any way they can.

Mrs. Rajavi also pointed the finger at the clerical regime for its inaction and failure to adequately prepare for the heavy rains. Their inaction left the country defenseless against natural disasters. Their plundering of the country’s resources has stripped away Iranians’ ability to rebuild.

Additionally, the mullahs’ indiscriminate construction and poor town planning have ravaged the country’s natural defenses and left it vulnerable to flooding. There is no doubt that the mullahs’ lack of foresight and indiscriminate policymaking exacerbated the damage caused by the flooding and led to the needless loss of human life.

She concluded that under the clerical regime, Iranians find themselves needlessly suffering from natural disasters that are both predictable and preventable. Manageable accidents become national disasters due to the regime’s mismanagement.

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UK travel advisory to dual British-Iranians not to travel to Iran

UK Foreign Office Issues Advisory Warning British-Iranian Citizens Not to Travel to Iran

 

UK travel advisory to dual British-Iranians not to travel to Iran

UK Foreign Office issued a warning to British-Iranian dual nationals advising them not to travel to Iran-Friday, May 17, 2019

On Friday, the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office (FCO) issued a warning to British-Iranian dual nationals advising them not to travel to Iran.

The Foreign Office said that the change in travel advice was due to the regime’s “continued arbitrary detention and mistreatment of dual nationals.”

British nationals, particularly those with dual citizenship, face an “unacceptably higher risk” of arbitrary detention and mistreatment at the hands of the Iranian regime than citizens of other countries, added the FCO.

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt explained the reasoning for the change in travel advice, noting the Iranian regime’s refusal to take steps to remedy the problem. He said: “Dual nationals face an intolerable risk of mistreatment if they visit Iran. Despite the UK providing repeated opportunities to resolve this issue, the Iranian regime’s conduct has worsened.

“Having exhausted all other options, I must now advise all British-Iranian dual nationals against traveling to Iran.

“The dangers they face include arbitrary detention and lack of access to basic legal rights, as we have seen in the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been separated from her family since 2016.

“Regrettably, I must also offer a message of caution to Iranian nationals resident in the UK – but who return to visit family and friends – especially where the Iranian government may perceive them to have personal links to UK institutions or the British government.”

Sky News reported that the change in travel advice was partially due to concerns that the Iranian regime would take punitive action against British-Iranian dual citizens with links to UK institutions.

The Iranian regime does not recognize dual citizenship.

Unrest in Iran

The travel warning follows a series of brutal crackdowns by the clerical regime intended to quell the rising tide of dissent in the country and stave off widespread rebellion. The designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization and the tightening of U.S. oil sanctions have deepened both domestic and international economic and political tensions for the regime at a time when the mullahs’ grasp on power was already tenuous.

Last month’s devastating floods took hundreds of lives and caused billions of dollars in damages. It also exposed decades of incompetence and corruption by the regime. Poorly built bridges and dams collapsed, drainage systems that had been paved over caused massive flooding, and years of deforestation intensified the destruction.

The regime’s heartless response during and after the floods caused widespread outrage. While flood victims waited on rooftops for help that did not come, state-run television minimized the number of casualties and damage due to the disaster. Volunteers who provided food and other assistance to their friends and neighbors were arrested. Regime officials who visited flood-stricken areas were greeted by angry protesters who demanded to know when they would receive tents. The regime responded by sending tanks to suppress the protests.

Regime Crackdown

It is in this environment that the mullahs have attempted to crack down on further dissent. The regime recently announced the launch of the Razavion Patrol, a new suppressive force that will police neighborhoods to prevent MEK Resistance Units and other political dissidents from gathering. It is also working to pass an amendment that will make it legal to deny some detainees legal representation while they are being investigated.

The regime is acting out of fear, and it is while it is in this state of fear that it is most dangerous. A bear is at its most deadly when it is gravely wounded. The international community would do well to recognize the threat posed by the regime.

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Unemployment Crisis Worsens in Aftermath of Flood

Ahvaz under flood

Khuzestan has been under flooding, since last week, while reports indicate that no aid has been provided by the regime and they have been sending security forces to suppress any voice of protest.

Six weeks after catastrophic floods swept through 25 out of 31 of Iran’s provinces, disaster victims across the country are still waiting for much-needed assistance from the regime.

Villages Still Submerged

 

On Tuesday, the administrator for the district government office in Hamidiyeh, Khuzestan Province announced that three villages near the city of Hamidiyeh are still covered by floodwaters and another three villages are in danger of flooding.

 

“Some residents of the flood-hit areas are still living in tents, more than a month since the start of the floods in this area,” he added.

Economic Damage

 

The economic fallout from the floods has wreaked havoc on the Iranian economy, which was already in crisis. Businesses, mines, factories, and industries are struggling to recover from the massive damage caused by the disaster.

Regime experts estimate that almost ten thousand factories were damaged in the floods, leading to the loss of 30,000 jobs.

 

Regime Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli recently estimated the cost of these damages at between 30 and 35 billion Toman.

Farmers have suffered grave financial losses due to the floods, and many are unlikely to see any relief.

 

Regime Minister of Farming Mahmoud Hojjati estimated flood damages to be approximately 13 thousand billion Toman.

 

According to the ILNA news agency, “The floods have caused more damage to the farmers of Golestan, Lorestan, and Khuzestan, than anywhere else in the country.”

No Unemployment Benefits

 

However, the regime’s Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour, and Social Welfare stated that insurance benefits will only be paid to those who previously paid for unemployment rights. Those on short-term contracts were promised limited assistance, but MEK sources inside Iran report that these people have yet to be contacted.

 

Approximately 1,300 pumping stations in Lorestan Province, along with gardens and lands, have been damaged, according to Mohammad Biranvand, the representative of Khorram Abad.

Residents in these areas are unlikely to receive assistance, though, because of the regime’s restrictions on who can claim government benefits. Social support expert Farshid Yazdani told the ILNA news agency that “many of the villages are uninsured, so their residents will struggle with claiming their unemployment rights now.”

 

Unemployment was a serious issue before the floods, and now the crisis has reached a breaking point. The regime has yet to propose a workable plan to repair the damage done by the floods or to address the needs of its citizens in the aftermath of the disaster. Meanwhile, it has become evident that government incompetence and corruption was responsible for a large portion of the destruction caused by the floods, and no solutions have been proposed to prevent a future catastrophe.

Incompetence in Bridge Building

 

An environmental expert from Tehran studied the failure of bridges during the floods and concluded that the regime was responsible for designing and engineering faulty infrastructure that failed during the floods.

 

“Over 400 bridges have been destroyed during the recent floods in Iran,” he said. “These bridges are less than 50 years old, whereas the Sasani Bridge built around two thousand years ago, still stands. This proves our incompetent government management and poor engineering designs of our infrastructures.”

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Iranian Diaspora Holds Demonstrations around the World in Solidarity with Flood Victims

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MEK supporters rally around the world in solidarity with the Flood victims

Supporters of the MEK, Iran’s principal opposition, in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Australia held rallies and demonstrations in support of the people of Iran who have been devastated by the catastrophic floods that swept through the country over the past month. The demonstrations took place in response to a call from Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), who asked the Iranian community outside of the country to show their solidarity for the hundreds of thousands of flood victims in Iran who have been abandoned by the regime and to condemn the mullahs for the destructive policies that worsened the severity of the disaster and their failure to provide assistance during and after the flood.

Demonstration in Amsterdam

At the rally in Amsterdam, demonstrators chanted:

“No to the mullahs’ regime!”

“The plundering mullahs are behind all this destruction!”

“[Regime Supreme Leader] Khamenei and [regime President] Rouhani are behind this destruction!”

“The mullahs’ regime must be overthrown!”

“This regime is a disgrace!”

Demonstration in Belgium

Demonstrators at the rally in Belgium chanted:
“Khamenei and Rouhani are behind this destruction!”

“The message of every freedom-loving Iranian is that we are ready to overthrow this regime!”

“Dear Iranians in Iran, know the PMOI/MEK are sharing your pain and suffering!”

Demonstration in Sydney

Demonstrators at the rally in Sydney, Australia chanted:

“The mullahs’ regime should know its days are numbered!”

Background

The demonstrations are the latest manifestation of a growing sense of outrage at the Iranian regime’s response to the historic floods that have devastated the country. Hundreds of people are thought to have died in the floods, thousands lost their homes, and damages are estimated at $2.2 billion. The regime has yet to provide a plan for how to fund the recovery effort, and Khamenei refused requests to withdraw money from the country’s development fund to help pay for the massive project.

During the floods, some people were left stranded on rooftops without food or water for more than a day. Some villages were completely surrounded by water and were left without resources for several days. As flooding continued, people were forced to make their own flood barriers out of bags filled with sand and rice. Regime officials ignored weather warnings and did not order evacuations until the final days of the flood, and then they did not tell residents in affected areas where or how to evacuate.

The regime downplayed the severity of the flood, broadcasting false information about casualties and damage. Those who published or shared accurate information about the flood or the regime’s mishandling of the emergency response were arrested.

In the aftermath of the flood, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has been dispatched to handle flood relief. They have been met with angry protesters in the hardest-hit provinces. The regime has responded to this anger by sending in tanks and military forces to suppress the protests instead of providing assistance. This has only increased anger among residents. The same people who waited for days or weeks for food or tents are seeing the regime’s forces respond within hours at the first sign of dissent.

Those who have attempted to heed Mrs. Rajavi’s call to “rush to the aid” of those affected by the flood have faced arrest by security forces as well. A number of aid workers have been arrested for assisting flood victims outside of official channels.

Meanwhile, the Iranian people are still in dire need of assistance in recovering from the floods.

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