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Infighting between Khamenei and Rouhani

MEK-Iran: Divisions Deepen Within the Iranian Regime

Infighting between Khamenei and Rouhani

A surge in the infighting between the Iranian regime supreme leader and its president Hassan Rouhani enters new stage, as internal crisis and people’s protests expands.

Regime President Hassan Rouhani has hit back at his critics within the regime. In a speech that was broadcast from the state media, he blasted his political rivals on Saturday evening at a meeting with reporters from state-run media, calling them “traitors” and escalating the internal disputes within the regime.

The Supreme Leaders Rebuff

Rouhani’s comments came after the regime Supreme Leader Khamenei turned down his requests for more power and authority. In the wake of tighter US economic sanctions, Rouhani argued that “the country needs an agenda and a commander.”

“The fact that Iran’s ship could not dock in foreign ports for 10 days to unload is unprecedented in our history,” he said.

Rouhani believed he could be that commander and implored the Supreme Leader to amend the constitution to grant him more power. His requests were met with resistance. Khamenei insisted that there is nothing wrong with the existing constitution. He said that if Iran has problems it stemmed from “our officials.”

Squabbling Over 2015

In an unprecedented escalation of infighting between various rifts within the regime for more power, Rouhani in his rebuttal, protested recent remarks from the Supreme Leader putting the blame for the failed 2015 nuclear deal with the P5+1 squarely on his shoulders. He reminded Khamenei that in 2004, the Supreme Leader had agreed to hold a public referendum to decide if the regime should enter negotiations with the international community.

“I asked the Supreme Leader to place the nuclear issue before the people based on Article 59 of the constitution. I explained and even sent a written letter to him, in addition to expressing my thoughts in person. He considered the reference to this article as a positive measure and agreed. However, there was no mentioning of when this [referendum] would be carried out,” Rouhani complained.

A Vulnerable Regime

The regime appears more vulnerable than ever. Internal rifts have widened in the run-up to the Majlis elections (the Iranian parliament). Many in the regime are concerned that the public’s increasing impatience and distrust of the government will harm regime-affiliates in the upcoming elections.

Some voices would like to see public dissent and opposition crushed further to avoid the loss of votes. “If this is true it would be the biggest act of treason against the Iranian nation and history,” Rouhani said.

Hossein Maghsoudi, a member of the Majlis, called the pro-Rouhani camp, “an enemy larger than America.” He suggested that Rouhani and his acolytes were gunning for a war with the US to further expand the presidential powers and plunder the country.

Another member named Hossein Ali Shahriari suggested that Rouhani’s tenure as president had engulfed the country in “corruption, bribes, injustice, and discrimination.”

Rouhani and his allies have attacked the media, questioning why they won’t disseminate his propaganda claims that his administration is supplying natural gas to ten new villages a day and providing clean water to 30 new villages each month. “You should publish the government’s successes,” he said.

Safeguarding the Regime

The only thing all factions have in common is their pursuit to save the regime at all costs. Rouhani has made it clear that he will do whatever it takes to maintain the mullahs’ grip on power. He will kill as many political opponents as it takes, run roughshod over Iranian human rights, plunder the country’s wealth and resources and watch as Iranians get increasingly poorer and more desperate.

“People may have lesser to eat at nights and live in hardships. In my opinion, this is not important. This is not our priority,” he said.

This demonstrates that under the existing regime, Iranians will not find their fate improved. They will continue to suffer at the hand of the mullahs.

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Regime Officials Take Desperate Measures to Avoid Overthrow

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Regime officials are sounding the alarm as the possibility of being overthrown becomes a reality. Regime Friday prayers leaders, military commanders, and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei have all expressed increasing concern about the MEK, the Iranian opposition’s growing influence within the country through their successful use of social media, the inability of the regime’s forces to suppress protests, and the end of the era of appeasement toward the mullahs by the United States.

Imminent Threats

On Wednesday, Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi, Commander of the mullahs’ Army, warned of “imminent” threats to the regime. He ordered his forces to practice war games constantly in order to be ready for attacks that could take place at any time of the day or night.


“The threats today are imminent,” he said. “Of course, these threats are not ground base in the beginning, but our ground forces, as the main axis of all operations, must hold their readiness.”

“All forces must engage their troops in constant war games with the mindset of being ready in the face of a night attack,” he continued.

A Battle from all Angles

Iranian regime Supreme leader Ali Khamenei also made his fears about the coming rebellion known in a Wednesday address to a group of regime loyalists.


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Khamenei warned that the “enemy” is “positioning” itself to declare economic, political, and cyberspace war.


He told his supporters: “Today, our enemy is getting prepared for a battle from all angles. I mean they are attacking now, not just being in preparation of an attack, an attack in progress. We could see that against our economy, in the area of intelligence to infiltrate, even in cyberspace.”.

Dialogue is Surrender


The regime’s Friday prayers leaders have joined other regime officials in sharing their public fears about the regime’s vulnerability to collapse. Friday prayers leaders are considered to be the mouthpieces of the mullahs, and their sermons are used to spread Khamenei’s talking points to the people of Iran.


Tehran’s Friday prayers leader Ahmad Khatami responded to regime Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s failed attempt to open a line of dialogue with the United States with scathing criticism in his sermon on Friday.

“Dialogue is surrender, and surrender is a disgrace. We are facing a mad man [U.S. President Donald Trump]. If we take one step back, they take ten steps forward,” he said.

Khatami doubled down on his words, saying, “It is time Iran’s Internet officials learn that this channel, as it is now, would only hurt the system and has no benefits for us.”

The Rebellious Youth Are the Enemy

Ahmad Alam –al Hoda, the Friday prayer leader in Mashhad, used his Friday sermon to attempt to clarify Khamenei’s comments on Wednesday, in which he said that the “enemy” was taking a “battle formation.” According to Alam -al Hoda, the Supreme Leader was referring to the youth of Iran when he spoke of “the enemy.” The young people of the country are stepping on the regime, he said.

“Khamenei emphasized that we are facing the enemy’s battle formation in the fields of politics, economics, and the Internet,” he said. “This was not a mere gesture or an instruction, it was an order to all regime apparatus, the government, the judiciary, Majlis [regime parliament] directors and etc… to also establish battle formation against them.”

“This battle formation is referring to the inside of the country and is against the rebellious youth,” he added.

“Be aware, Americans and the British who are taking battle formation against us are not like they bring their soldiers into Iran or even their bombers to bomb us from the skies. What we mean by taking battle formation is with forces inside the country that used to raise against our revolution. They are investing in a generation that is rallying in the streets,” Alam –al Hoda emphasized.

Alam -al Hoda called on Iran’s workers, laborers, teachers, farmers, and all of the many others who protest in the streets on a daily basis to “get back their rights, to put away their demands of rights and keep into consideration that the country is at war, an economic war. Forget about job benefits in the factories. Today, everybody has to play a role to counter the enemy…”

Again, it is not clear what enemy Alam -al Hoda is referring to. Should the Iranian people stop demanding payment of their wages in order to confront the youth of their country who are protesting alongside them?

In any case, this most recent plea is a sign of desperation from a regime teetering on the verge of collapse. The Iranian people are protesting for basic rights and payment of months of unpaid wages and against widespread government corruption and arbitrary arrests and imprisonment. The people are asking for the return of their looted savings and for an end to the theft of the country’s wealth in service of warmongering and terrorism.

Regime forces have met these protests with brutal acts of suppression at every turn, and now they are asking the people to simply stop protesting altogether. It is more clear than ever why the regime is failing.

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MEK-Iran:Khamenei Tries to Stifle Infighting and Steady the Ship in an Address to the Assembly of Experts

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Iranian regime’s supreme leader sending a warning to the regime’s forces, to stay alert against the enemy’s plots. A speech that clearly shows his fear of the regime’s downfall.

Iranian Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, attempted to stifle factional infighting in his Assembly of Experts on Thursday, March 14. The ailing leader of Iran’s clerical regime told his Assembly to “not be at each other’s throats over this or that convention or agreement.”

His comments come after the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an international agency committed to fighting money-laundering and corruption, asked the regime to improve its legislation to meet international financial standards. The request has divided the regime’s leadership, with one faction pushing for the regime to implement the FATF’s recommendations and the other pushing to leave financial laws unchanged.

In his address, Khamenei said the two sides, “should not accuse each other of accompaniment with the enemy.”

A Regime Tearing at the Seams

The debacle over the FATF’s recommendations has come in the wake of more public infighting amongst the upper-echelons of the regime. Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, offered up his resignation last month over deep divisions and infighting over foreign policy. Although Regime President Hassan Rouhani did not accept the resignation and Zarif remains in his position, the incident showed a regime battling internal division and tearing at the seams of leadership.

Those That Oppose You are not Your Enemy

In his remarks, Khamenei reminded his Assembly of Experts on several occasions to bear in mind that just because some in the regime do not share your opinion, does not mean they support your enemies. He warned of labeling people of “supporting the enemies.”

However contradicting himself, he reiterated that anyone questioning Iran’s role in the Middle East and its foreign policy objectives were, in fact, “helping the enemy,” adding that, “the enemy” fears Iran in the region.

In her speech addressing members of the British Parliamentary group for Iran freedom, Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian opposition said:

“The mullahs ruling Iran are currently more fragile and weaker than any other time in the past three decades. The deepening economic crisis, mounting infightings, the crisis in the region, growing popular discontent and increasing resistance by people has brought the regime closer to its downfall.”

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Maryam Rajavi to Iranian Communities: “Wall of Repression Will Fall Apart with the Force of Sacrifice and Unity”

Maryam Rajavi receives a warm welcome from MEK members in Tirana

Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) enters the conference hall – December 15, 2018

On December 15th, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), addressed an International simultaneous conference organized by the Iranian Communities, which took place simultaneously in 42 cities across North America, Europe, and Australia. The purpose of the conference was to discuss the ongoing popular protests taking place in Iran, the need for a firm approach when dealing with the Iranian regime, and the goals of the NCRI, MEK, and Iranian Resistance in restoring democracy to Iran.

In her speech, Mrs. Rajavi referenced regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s recent remarks that the U.S. planned to sow discord in 2019 by assisting the MEK in their activities. She questioned why the regime was so afraid of discord in the New Year. “Because,” she said, “In the year that is ending soon, not a single day went by without protests against the theocratic regime, and without cries for freedom. So, I would tell Khamenei and the rest of the mullahs:

‘Yes, you (Ali Khamenei) should fear, and you should tremble, because your overthrow is imminent at the hands of the Iranian people and their Resistance. They are passionately going for it and they will definitely make it come true.’”

Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) addressing the International Conference of Iranian Communities gathered in 42 different locations around the world-Tirana-December 15, 2018

Mrs. Rajavi emphasized that “the clerical regime has no way and no solution to thwart it’s being overthrown. Since 40 years ago, we have sincerely wished to see the clerical regime change its behavior. But as they say, they will not commit suicide in fear of death.”

She further noted that the regime’s strategy “to survive and break out of the crisis, is further crackdown and suppression inside Iran, and more export of terrorism, war and crises to other countries.”

Mrs. Rajavi described the regime’s numerous attempted terrorist attacks on the MEK in Europe and detailed how each plot was foiled by European governments. “Indeed,” Mrs. Rajavi said, “Isn’t it regrettable that despite disclosure of the mullahs’ terrorism on European soil, the regime’s appeasers are still trying to find a way to deal with the regime and seeking to aid the murderers of the Iranian people?

“We tell them: ‘Gentlemen, if you don’t want to stand by the people of Iran, at least do not victimize the security of your own citizens. Why do you aid a regime that poses threats to European capitals?

“This is our word: Respect the Iranian people’s desire to overthrow the regime and establish freedom and democracy.’”

Mrs. Rajavi stressed that buying Iranian oil comes at the expense of the Iranian people, saying:

“Let the hands of this criminal regime be cut off from Iran’s oil revenues which is our national asset. Every barrel of oil the regime sells is a lash on the back of the people of Iran and a bullet piercing the heart of the people of the region.”

She also questioned the regime’s missile program: “Furthermore, what are the regime’s successive missile tests about? What is their aim? Anything but blackmailing and threatening regional and global peace?” she asked.

Rajavi then listed actions that must be taken against the regime: [T]he IRGC, the MOIS, and the regime’s state propaganda machine must be placed on the U.S. List of Foreign Terrorist Organizations and the terror list of the European Union.”

She added, “The regime’s financial lifelines which fund Khamenei’s apparatus, the IRGC, the terrorist Quds Force, and the religious Gestapo must be blocked.”

Finally, she said, “The dossier of the regime’s continuing crimes against humanity must be referred to the UN Security Council, and Khamenei, Rouhani and other regime leaders must face justice.”

Mrs. Rajavi noted that the most important task ahead is the overthrow of the regime and the restoration of democratic rule, which is in the hands of the Iranian people. “Of course,” she said “As I have repeatedly declared, the regime’s overthrow, democratic change, and the establishment of a free Iran, task already undertaken by the Iranian people and Resistance. They are impatient in fulfilling this duty and will most definitely make it come true.”

To the supporters of the MEK, Mrs. Rajavi said: “The secret to your tirelessness, hopefulness, livelihood, and firm resolve is your power to give and sacrifice for the freedom of the people of Iran. And I am confident that you are going to bring about a beautiful and glorious future for your people and your country.”

Mrs. Rajavi also saluted the protesters inside Iran, who continue to rebel against the oppressive regime.  She said: “And hail to our compatriots in various provinces who continue their protests and uprisings and have kept the flames of uprisings alight.

“The demonstrations of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane workers and the start of the second month of strikes and protests by the brave steel workers of Ahvaz have incited more resistance and protests all across the country.

“Those who addressed the mullahs, calling them monkeys who are sitting on the Prophet’s pulpit.
Steelworkers wore shrouds and took to the street, chanting, ‘Down with the oppressor, hail to the worker,’ and ‘we will never surrender!’

“We also hail the honorable truck drivers and truck owners who tirelessly continue their strikes and recently held the fourth round of their nationwide protests. And hail to the poor but steadfast farmers of Isfahan who rose up again. We hail the conscious students of Iran who staged sit-ins and protests on the Student Day on December 7th.”

Mrs. Rajavi concluded her speech with words of hope. “The truth is that today, the regime’s existence is in danger more than any other time in its history,” she said. “Iran’s society is also more prepared than any other time and simmering.”

“The wall of repression will fall apart with the force of sacrifice and unity,” she vowed. “So, onwards to a free and democratic Iran!”

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Khamenei speaks to the Basij - October 2018

Khamenei Attempts to Boost Morale in Speech to Basijis

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Iranian regime’s dictator, Ali Khamenei addresses his local security forces, the Basisj-October 2018

On Thursday, regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei spoke to a gathering of Basij (Regime’s main repressive force in dealing with protests in Iran) from across Iran. The speech was intended to boost morale among the Basijis and bolster their confidence in the faltering regime as the deadline for the second round of U.S. sanctions grows near.

Khamenei addressed those within the regime’s ranks who believe that the U.S. sanctions are so detrimental to Iran that the regime has no choice but to reconcile with the United States. “I explicitly declare that they are betraying,” Khamenei said. “This is the biggest betrayal and as long as I am alive, I will not let this happen in the country.”

Khamenei called on the Basijis to fail the sanctions and to slam the United States.

The Supreme Leader went on to discuss the various crises that are currently threatening the stability of the regime and the well-being of its people. He acknowledged the economic catastrophe facing Iran, describing it as a “shortage of livelihoods for a large part of the population.”

IRGC and Basij Repressive Forces Posed as “Inspirational”!

Khamenei then characterized the widely loathed Basij Force as “a true image of the country” and “inspirational” to others, adding that the Basij and the Revolutionary Guards should fire freely whenever it was necessary.

The Supreme Leader made reference to his own fears that the United States would overthrow the regime, saying: “The President of the United States has told some European leaders that you wait two-three months, after two, three months, the Islamic Republic will be thrown off.” He then confirmed that the survival of the Iranian regime depends upon meddling in the region and nuclear weapons testing and that the regime would fight to continue to do both. “These are also elements of our power. So the battlefield is here, the battlefield, the field of confrontation of arrogance with Islamic Iran, is all that is the cause of the Islamic Iran’s power … This is one of the areas of conflict,” Khamenei said.

Although he acknowledged his fears about “fatigue, destitution and disability” of regime officials and the widespread defection of mercenaries, Khamenei confidently told the Basijis, “Our growth is superior to our defections.”

Khamenei addressed the dissenters within his own regime, calling them “easy-hearted, insincere and hypocrite intellectuals,” and “disheartened, demoralized, cowardly, opportunistic, self-defeating …. hopeless and lazy people,”  who, “if not the agent of the enemy, are not nevertheless men of the field to the country’s progress” and produce “corruption and disagreement.”

Khamenei referred to the free press, the Internet, and social media as the enemy and the equivalent of chemical weapons. He discussed the media’s continuous revelations of the regime’s corruption and crime, saying: “With the very dangerous means of the media … by trying to portray a fake image, they try to distract the thoughts of the Iranian people.” The regime banned the social messaging app Telegram earlier this year in an attempt to prevent it from being used by MEK activists to spread the news about the regime and information about upcoming protests and demonstrations. The ban was ineffective.

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Khamenei Advises Regime Officials Against Expressing Pessimism About the Iranian Economy

Khamenei's remarks on how to minimize the impacts of the dire economic conditions

A poor man living in empty graves in one of Tehran’s grave yards.

In the first week of September, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei addressed the regime’s Assembly of Experts, asking them to lie about the dire economic condition in order to escape the public’s reaction. He talked about how officials should handle the economic crisis and warned that the plight of the Iranian people should not be overstated!

Understated or Overstated!

Khamenei used his address to call on senior officials and remind them that pessimism should be kept to a minimum publicly. On the Supreme Leader’s official website, the statement blamed exaggeration about the economic crisis for intensifying “the anxiety of public opinion”.

The statement also said exaggeration “causes the pessimism virus to spread. It is not correct to speak in a way that the audience is terrified and thinks that all is lost”.

It appears that Khamenei would rather see the dissemination of lies and falsehood, than accurate reporting about the dismal state of the Iranian economy.

An Economy in Disarray

The economic crisis in Iran has been intensifying for months. The value of the rial plummeted after the US reintroduced sanctions against the Iranian regime.

Following the United States’ withdrawal of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, the Trump administration made it clear that any company doing business with Iranian regime would lose access to the US market. Faced with the choice between Iran and the US, many companies and multinationals cut their business ties with Iran.

The Iranian regime attempted to mitigate the losses by appealing to European governments to stop the international exodus from Iranian markets.

But Rouhani and Khamenei’s attempts did not yield results. European nations had no desire to enter the dispute on the side of the Iranian regime and risk their own access to the American market.

However, the economy was already in turmoil. Years of economic mismanagement at the hands of the mullahs and systemic corruption has hollowed out the Iranian economy and the country’s financial institutions.

All across Iran, livelihoods are being lost. Goods are becoming more expensive, and poverty levels are soaring. So far, the government’s attempts to stop the free-fall of the rial have proven ineffective.

Since the economic crisis began, the regime officials have done everything they can to ignore the problem or pass the blame onto another party. They have attempted to lay the blame on the activities of foreign powers, but the mullahs only have themselves to blame.

The regime has systematically funneled billions of dollars out of Iran, supporting militia groups and terrorist organisations across the Middle East. This money could have gone towards alleviating the economic pressure of the Iranian people.

Regime officials have ignored pressing social and environmental issue plaguing Iran for years. They have been content to divert money into their own pockets at the expense of the population.

During his speech, Khamenei said, “no government can go on without the support and trust of the people”. He knows that the mullahs’ day of reckoning is coming. All that remains to be seen for how long the regime can hold on.

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Khamenei Breaks His Silence on Recent Protests in Iran

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Khamenei, Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader, speaks on the anniversary of the death of Khomeini, his predecessor.

Supreme Leader of the Iranian regime, Ali Khamenei spoke at an event on Monday, May 4th, to acknowledge the death of the regime’s founder, Khomeini. He used the occasion to address the threats his clerical regime faces in Iran today.

Khamenei spoke of the People’s Mujahedin Organisation of Iran (MEK), the orchestrators behind many of the recent protests and focal point for the Iranian opposition. He insisted that the rivalry between the regime and the MEK has been present since the regime’s founding days under Khomeini. He said, “Since day one after the revolution, hypocrite groups [the derogatory name regime uses doe MEK] have existed, making a stance against our Islamic state and… creating problems for us”.

Dwindling International Support

After acknowledging the MEK and the threat it poses to the regime, Khamenei moved onto the difficulties his regime faces abroad. With the US now out of the Iran deal and economic sanctions about to come into effect, he warned his supporters of foreign governments and their influence. He accused “foreign governments” of “imposing a disfigured deal to our country”.

However, Khamenei did concede that the Iranian people had been protesting the corrupt regime. While trying to blame outside powers for it, he acknowledged that recent protestors in Tehran had expressed anger at regime’s meddling in other parts of the Middle East. He said, “one day in Tehran’s streets… we witnessed people chanting “Not Gaza, Not Lebanon”.

He also addressed claims that the recent protests had included protestors from all walks of Iran life. He refuted the claim and described it as an enemy conspiracy.

Rhetorics that only show regime’s weak position

He ended the speech by threatening other countries. “The enemy knows if they launch one missile, we’ll launch dozens back”, he said. Interestingly, the regime-affiliated Fars news agency titled the piece covering Khamenei’s speech, “If they launch one missile, we’ll launch two”. It’s now a fact that the regime uses similar rhetorics everytime in crisis, in order to cover up the deepening crisis that has engulfed the regime, given the sanctions and the rising protests across Iran.

Washington post quoting an expert on Iran, regarding similar threats by Khamenei on regime’s reaction to the extension of sanctions after the U.S. pulled out of JCPOA, wrote: “The supreme leader’s threat to step up enrichment is an attempt to use nuclear blackmail to force Europe to save his regime from an economic and political crisis of his own making”.

While the regime has been using its Ballistic Missiles against the neighboring countries, Khamenei went on to outline the importance of Iran’s missile development programs, and their role in the regime’s security. He said, “producing a variety of missiles and the strength of our missiles will provide security for our country.”

This is while experts consider the Iranian regime’s ICBM program, affiliated to its nuclear weaponry program.

Khamenei ended his tirade with another attempt to destabilize the wider region. He spoke in Arabic and called on the region’s Arab youth to rise up against their governments. His comments are yet another example of the Iranian regime’s meddling in international affairs and deliberate undermining of other governments in the Middle East.

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