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Maryam Rajavi's position on IRGC's FTO listing

Maryam Rajavi Releases Statement on IRGC’s Designation as Terrorist Organization

Maryam Rajavi's position on IRGC's FTO listing

Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), released a statement after the designation of the IRGC as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the United States.

On April 8, 2019, the United States added the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) to its list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs). The designation marks another significant step by the United in ending the longstanding policy of appeasement toward the mullahs.

Following the announcement on Monday, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), issued a statement on the IRGC’s terrorist designation, calling it an imperative for Middle Eastern security, peace, and stability, and an urgent and necessary step to end war and terrorism throughout the region and the world.

In her statement, Mrs. Rajavi pointed out that the NCRI and the Iranian Resistance has called for years to have the suppressive Revolutionary Guards designated as an FTO. The MEK has advocated for the inclusion of the IRGC on the FTO list for many years.

“This action, which was long overdue, should now be completed by designating the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS),” she added.

IRGC’s Terrorist Role

The IRGC plays a primary role in sustaining the

velayat-e faqih regime (absolute clerical rule) through its repressive actions within Iran. The Revolutionary Guards are responsible for suppressing all forms of protest and political dissent. The IRGC also controls the regime’s aggression outside of Iran, including wars, terrorist actions, and its nuclear and missile projects. In addition, the IRGC controls at least 50 percent of Iran’s economy.

Mrs. Rajavi stressed that the IRGC has been responsible for bloodshed in wars in Iraq, Syria. Lebanon, Yemen, and Afghanistan due to the policy of appeasement toward the mullahs. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if the Revolutionary Guards had been designated as a terrorist organization earlier.

Mrs. Rajavi urged the European Union to follow the United States’ lead and designate the IRGC as a terrorist entity. She stressed that the IRGC poses a threat to both the Iranian people and peace and security in the region. She also noted that the ultimate solution to dealing with the Iranian regime is to allow the Iranian people and its Resistance movement to overthrow its oppressive caliphate.

A Call on the International Community

Mrs. Rajavi ended her statement by reiterating the Iranian Resistance’s call on the international community to take the following measures:

  1. Recognize the right of the Iranian people and the Iranian Resistance to overthrow the ruling clerical regime and establish a free Iran.
  2. Place the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and other organizations who export terrorism and fundamentalism on the U.S. State Department’s FTO list and the E.U.’s Terror Watch list.
  3. Expel all agents of the MOIS and the terrorist Quds Force from the United States and Europe.
  4. Refer the dossier on the Iranian regime’s human rights violations and the massacre of political prisoners to the United Nations Security Council and the International Court of Justice.
  5. Expel the Iranian regime from the U.N. and recognize the Iranian Resistance as the true representative of the Iranian people.
  6. Evict the Iranian regime and its forces from Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon, and Afghanistan.Staff writer
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Iranians protest regime's mismanagement of the flood response

Iranian Police Chief Vows That There Will be “Decisive Measures” Taken Against any Protesting in Flood-Stricken Areas

Iranians protest regime's mismanagement of the flood response

The lack of support and the mismanagement of the flood response and revelation of the regime’s role in the extent of the damage has erupted a lot of protest among the victims of the flash floods.

As the full scale of the flooding becomes apparent, Iranians feel deceived and let down by the mullahs’ clerical regime. Not only has it become apparent that the regime’s environmental and civil mismanagement exacerbated the damage and failed to protect Iran’s towns and villages from flooding, but the regime deliberately misled the population over the death toll and has not provided assistance to areas affected.

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Iranians living in areas affected by the flooding have been left with limited access to food and clean water. They have had to organize rescue efforts themselves and put themselves at enormous personal risk to retrieve victims’ bodies from the muddy waters. The regime has been absent in the humanitarian and rescue efforts.

Now, to add insult to the Iranian people, the regime has vowed to crack down on any protestor publicly expressing their anger at the regime’s inaction.

Iranian Police Chief Vows “Decisive Measures”

The Iranian police chief, Hossein Ashtari, told reporters in Lorestan that the regime would “deal decisively with those who disrupt order and security in flood-stricken areas.”

“My colleagues were by the people’s side from the very beginning,” he claimed. “The police force was reinforced in the town of Poldokhtar and more forces were deployed to the province [of Lorestan] and the town,” he continued.

Video footage circulating on social media has demonstrated the falsity in his remarks. The footage shows Iranians filling sandbags and searching for victims themselves, without oversight or assistance from the authorities. This has characterized the rescue efforts.

Based on reports from MEK sources more than two weeks after flood waters ravaged Northern Iran, the Iranian people have begun to direct their ire at the regime.  The same reports indicate that a man in a village in southwest Khuzestan was arrested for protesting the regime’s flood response.

In a video taken in Ahvaz, citizens attacked a local Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) base with sticks and stones. The regime is determined not to let unrest spread.

Deceit and Lies

Part of its strategy to contain civil unrest has been to deliberately withhold the scale of the flood’s destruction. The official death toll released by the regime claimed 66 people died in the flooding. However, the People’s Mujahedin Organisation of Iran (MEK) has revealed the real death toll to be much higher. It estimates more than 200 Iranians died in the flooding. This figure was based on eyewitness testimonies, including that of a doctor in Poldokhtar who claimed “hundreds” of Iranians lost their lives.

He wrote in a post on social media, “today I left Poldokhtar with hundreds and hundreds of fatalities,” adding that the scope of the disaster was so “extreme that it could not be explained.”

The doctor claimed that the death toll was so high because many victims were left stranded on rooftops. Helicopters did not arrive in time to save them. Instead, they were left. When the rains picked up again and the waters rose, they have swept away.

The doctor’s claims were collaborated by a soldier in a video circulating on social media.

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Chief commanders of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC)

After Calls from the MEK and NCRI, the US is Set to Include the IRGC and MOIS in its Terror Blacklist

 

Chief commanders of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC)

IRGC Commander, Ghassem Soleimani (Middle) commander of the terrorist Quds force, sitting next to Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari is the Iranian commander-in-chief of the IRGC (left), and IRGC deputy commander Salami (Right)

Over the weekend, two op-eds captured the international sentiment towards the Iranian regime. The first came on Saturday, April 6. Ali Safavi of the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI’s) Foreign Affairs Committee wrote an op-ed for Lima Charlie World calling on the international community to acknowledge the threat of Iranian state-sponsored terror.

The Iranian regime has openly admitted that it sends agents to the United States and other nations under the guise of journalists. In August last year, US authorities arrested two agents of the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) for plotting a terror attack against members of the People’s Mujahedin Organisation of Iran (MEK), an opposition pro-democracy group.

Given the clear evidence that the Iranian regime is planning terror attacks on US soil, Safavi argues that that the MOIS and Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) should be included in the US’s Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO) list.

The two are already on the US government’s Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) blacklist.

The IRGC plays a central role in suppressing the political opposition within Iran. Companies associated with the entity control most of the Iranian economy.

Exporting Terrorism and Violence

Safavi describes how both the IRGC and the MOIS are active in several countries across the globe. “The IRGC has numerous facilities inside Iran to train terrorists as part of the regime’s strategy to step up its meddling abroad,” he writes.

The IRGC has also been behind around 608 deaths of American service members, around 17% of the total US personnel deaths in Iraq between 2003 and 2011. This is in addition to the many thousands of Iranians it has tortured and killed.

2018 saw a marked increase in the regime’s state-sponsored terrorism output. Plots were foiled in Albania, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, and the US. Iranians and European citizens were among those targeted.

Safavi argues that the MOIS and IRGC meet the criteria for inclusion on the FTO list. Under Section 29 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, a group must meet three requirements for inclusion on the list. It must be a foreign organization. It must engage in terror activities, or “retain the capability and intent to engage” in terrorist activities, and it must pose a threat to US nationals or the national security of the United States.

The IRGC and MOIS clearly fulfill all three requirements.

A Welcome Announcement

Writing for Eurasia Review, human rights advocate Hassan Mahmoudi wrote that the blacklisting of IRGC would, “ramp up pressure on the elite force.”

The move will be welcomed among the Iranian opposition, including the NCRI and MEK. The MEK’s president-elect, Maryam Rajavi, has been calling for a more assertive stance towards the Iranian regime from the international community. This inclusion of its MOIS and IRGC forces will be just that.

On January 11, Maryam Rajavi urged the US to include the IRGC in its FTO. She also called for governments to refer Iranian human rights abuses to the UN Security Council.

For decades, western governments have adopted a policy of appeasement towards Iran. In doing so, it has empowered and emboldened the regime. Mahmoudi writes, “inaction regarding the IRGC and MOIS has further enabled the regime to set up missile factories in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq in order to broaden its regional sphere of influence.”

 

The inclusion of the organizations on the FTO is more than simply a symbolic one. It will make it illegal for a US person to provide material “support or resources” to these entities. This includes advice or assistance. It will also allow the government to remove MOIS or IRGC officials from US soil.

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United States Designates IRGC as a Terrorist Organization

Black list the IRGC

The infographic explains why the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps should be black listed.

On Monday, the United States government may officially designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), coming at the end of months of debate and negotiations. The unprecedented move is another step in the Trump administration’s crackdown on the Iranian regime.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), has called for years the international community to blacklist the IRGC and to end its policy of appeasement toward the mullahs’ regime. On January 11th, Mrs. Rajavi called for the United States to list the IRGC as an FTO.

The IRGC is a military force that answers only to the regime’s Supreme Leader. Since the mullahs seized power in 1979, the IRGC has played a major role in the suppression of dissent within Iran and the regime’s exportation of terror. The IRGC is now one of the most powerful entities within Iran, influencing the economy, the regime’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs, and its terrorist operations.

 

During his tenure at the Central Intelligence Agency, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo notes that IRGC-affiliated companies control approximately twenty percent of Iran’s economy.

 

Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton have both praised the designation as a measure that will apply additional pressure on the ruling regime in Iran. Bolton Bolton has spoken in support of the MEK and the Iranian Resistance on several occasions and has supported efforts to end the Western policy of appeasement toward the mullahs.

U.S. President Donald Trump is also firmly in support of the new terrorist designation, which is in keeping with his policy toward Iran. Policy experts say that the impact of the move will be significant.

 

The United States Central Command (CENTCOM), which oversees all U.S. forces in the Middle East and North Africa, is bracing for the possibility of retaliatory attacks against troops stationed in the area. Commanders are currently deciding whether to issue a regional warning to troops in the area as a preventative measure.

The IRGC’s Terrorist History

Over the past forty years, the IRGC has engaged in both domestic and international terrorism. The IRGC continues to violently crack down on protests and dissent within Iran, firing live rounds into crowds of people, conducting mass arrests, torturing detained protesters, and violently assaulting peaceful gatherings.

The IRGC has also been responsible for sponsoring and training proxy groups to commit terrorist acts. Over the past four decades, the IRGC and its proxies have been responsible for:

  • The 1983 Beirut Bombings, which killed more than 240 United States Marines inside their barracks. The IRGC trained and funded the terrorist Lebanese Hezbollah group who carried out the attack.
  • The 1992 bombing of the Israeli embassy in Argentina.
  • The 1994 AMIA bombing in Argentina.
  • The 1996 Khobar Tower bombing in Saudi Arabia.
  • The killings of hundreds of American soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Funding, training and equipping proxies in wars in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon.

Effect of FTO Designation

The designation of the IRGC as a Terrorist Organization will strengthen the ability of the U.S. to take practical measures against the group and the many individuals and companies associated with it. Previous actions taken by the U.S. Treasury were limited in their ability to take on the vast network of entities associated with the IRGC.

Once an organization is designated as an FTO, all individuals and groups are banned from providing support of any kind, including financial services, equipment, specialist advice, or arms or transportation equipment, to any IRGC-controlled entity or IRGC official.

Anyone found in violation of the designation could face civil and/or criminal penalties.

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The lack of aid to people of Iran by the government, after of Iran Floods

Receding Flood Waters Reveal Mounting Distrust in Regime

The lack of aid to people of Iran by the government, after of Iran Floods

Two weeks past the flooding, the Iranian regime is still not supplying aid to tens of thousands of people who’ve lost their homes, farms, and animals, and are in need of very basic food and closing, etc.

On March 20, 2019, a series of rainstorms hit Iran, leading to flash flooding in several provinces. Two more major floods followed, overflowing the banks of already swollen rivers, bursting dams, and causing massive destruction throughout the country.

The floodwaters are beginning to recede in most parts of Iran, but the country that is left behind after the floods have changed. The wreckage left behind by the rushing water extends beyond destroyed homes. As the people of Iran begin to rebuild their shattered lives, they do so knowing that their government abandoned them in their time of need.

Poldokhtar Still Awaits Aid

 

The city of Poldokhtar sustained heavy damages during the third round of flooding, and all roads to the city were blocked by floodwaters. Residents of the city have been stranded without emergency aid for days.

On Tuesday, one day after floods destroyed Poldokhtar, the Governor of Lorestan Province acknowledged the extent of the destruction in the city. He further claimed to have sent aid to Poldokhtar, saying, “Different measures have been taken to reach out the town population and about 2 o’clock in the morning, we were able to access the city through a new land road and send paramedic forces there.”

He also claimed to have flown over the area by helicopter. “Today [on Tuesday], from early hours of the morning, I visited the area with a helicopter,” he said. “The scale of destruction is inconceivable. We still do not have an exact assessment of the ruins in the neighboring villages.”

He added, “We don’t have any ground access to the area due to the destruction of the major road connecting Poldokhtar to Khorramabad. We have no means of communications with people there. In general, all of the villages near the river on the path to this town have been totally submerged.”

The governor blamed the lack of communication with the city for the government’s failure to rescue the stranded residents or provide an accurate assessment of damages to Poldokhtar, but he did not say why the governmental institute known as Red Crescent helicopters and the military in nearby Khorramabad were not addressing the crisis.

“We anticipate that a number of helicopters will be dispatched to the flood-ravaged areas and we hope they get there as soon as possible because there are massive areas that need services.”

Crisis Management Head Claims Help Has Arrived

While even regime’s governor in Lorestan reveal the lack of government’s support, Esmael Najjar, the head of the regime’s Crisis Management Organization, said that armed forces and paramedics arrived in Poldokhtar on Wednesday to provide emergency support to the flood-stricken residents. “Relief has arrived in Lorestan from other provinces, including Isfahan, and Central province,” Najjar said in comments carried by the ISNA News Agency. “The next place with major problems after Lorestan Province, is Khuzestan.”

Distrust of the Regime Following the Floods

The government’s response to the catastrophic floods has drawn harsh public criticism. Flood survivors were left stranded on rooftops and hills, entire cities lost access to food and drinking water, roads were flooded, and hundreds of people lost their lives. The regime continues to diminish the number of deaths and damage from the floods, but local sources say the death toll numbers in the hundreds. Thousands of people lost their homes. The people of Iran desperately need aid, but the regime is unable to provide it for them. The mullahs have spent forty years plundering the people’s wealth, and now there is none left to address the nationwide disaster unfolding across Iran.

Without the regime to provide aid, the people are helping each other. Although almost every province suffered damage and Iran is in the midst of an economic crisis that forced 80% of the population below the poverty line before the floods, the people have come together to help their neighbors. At the urging of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President of the Iranian Resistance, MEK Resistance Units are organizing relief efforts to help those who have been affected by the floods.

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MEK-Iran: Floodwaters Spread through Khuzestan while Tens of Thousands of Iranians Still Wait for Disaster Aid

Flash flood across Iran

Flash flood is still covering vast areas in Lorestan, Golestan, Khouzestan, and other flood stricken areas, due to mismanagement of the regime.

More than two weeks of severe floods have devastated Iran and created a nationwide crisis. Three consecutive floods destroyed homes, dams, businesses, and public buildings; flooded and blocked roads; contaminated water supplies; and took hundreds of lives. Tens of thousands of people in numerous flood-stricken provinces now desperately need emergency assistance, but forty years of mismanagement and corruption has left the Iranian regime without the resources or competence to do so.

Damage in Khuzestan Province

Conditions in Khuzestan Province are dire. On Wednesday, the Dez River in Khuzestan Province overflowed and flooded a number of nearby sugarcane farms, causing severe damage.

Jazeere Park in Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, is completely underwater.

Locals in Ahvaz report that sewer pipes have burst, creating lakes of waste throughout the city.

More than 100 villagers in Khalife Heydar, near Shush, have been surrounded by floodwaters for four days. They have not received any aid from authorities.

Complaints from Regime Officials

The inadequate response from the regime has even drawn criticism from its own officials. The Friday prayer leader in Mamulan, Lorestan Province complained about the lack of aid to flood victims, saying, ““We have no news of 60 villages. Officials said they would launch a field hospital, yet no such action has been taken. There is no sign of any emergency units. A number of helicopters came and went, none sitting in Mamulan.” Friday prayer leaders are considered to be representatives of regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Dissent from a prayer leader is rare and speaks to chaos within the regime as a whole.

Hiding the Scale of the Disaster

Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), says that the regime is diminishing the full scale of the disaster. On April 3rd, she tweeted:

“The clerical regime continues to hide the actual number of casualties and the scale of damages. A large number of victims are stuck in mud in #Lorestan, #Khuzestan and #Ilam, and a lot of people are stranded by #floods. #IranFloods”

Mrs. Rajavi has called upon the Iranian people to assist each other during this time of crisis. She specifically urged MEK Resistance Units and Iranian Youth to organize to support victims of the floods.

Growing Anger

 

For more than two weeks, the Iranian people have stood on rooftops, clung to telephone poles in rushing waters, dragged bodies out of floodwaters, gone without drinking water, and been ordered to evacuate but given no place to go and no way to get there. They have been given false numbers of fatalities and damages. They have received visits from smiling regime officials with camera crews who offered no answers or assistance. They are angry.

On Wednesday, Ahmad Khadem, a senior official of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), visited Ahvaz, which was badly damaged in the third flood. He was confronted by a group of residents, who shouted, “Get lost!” Khadem and his bodyguards complied with their request and left.

Another regime official received similar treatment the day before. On Tuesday, Secretary of the regime’s Expediency Discernment Council and former IRGC Chief Mohsen Rezaie visited Poldokhtar, Lorestan Province. 90 people died in Poldokhtar during the third flood. Locals were not happy to see Rezaie.

In a video taken of the visit, a voice in the crowd can be heard saying, “What are you looking for here? Get lost! [Inaudible]. You have no dignity. Get lost! Get your selfies… and get lost!”

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The Regime Continues to Lie and Avoid Responsibility for Flood Deaths

Iran Floods covers cities across the country

The recent Iran floods are believed to be the results of IRGC’s destruction of countries resources.

Sixteen days after the first floods appeared in Iran and the clerical regime is still unwilling to disclose the full death toll caused by the disaster. Instead, the mullahs’ response has been one of theatrics and repression. From threatening punishment on any who revealed the full extent of the damages and loss of human life in the crisis to President Hassan Rouhani visit to Khuzestan which surmounted to little more than a photo opportunity, the regime has been absent in any meaningful sense.

The People’s Mujahedin Organisation of Iran (MEK) revealed a phone conversation between the head of the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) ground forces and the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, IRGC Brigadier General Bagheri. The conversation revealed the full extent of the flooding and shone a light on the regime’s inaction.

In the conversation, Bagheri reveals the inadequacy of the evacuation effort. “They said for two or three days that the flood is coming, evacuate,” he said, “without, for example, giving them a tent, now they evacuate, where to go?”

He also spoke of the difficulty many victims have in receiving aid. “Most of the villages have no road, there’s nothing,” he said, adding, “electricity is cut off because all cables have fallen.”

The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces concluded, “there are too many problems, there is no management. No government official dares to go there, it is terrible.”

He also alluded to the public’s frustrations. “They are very upset, they are very angry,” he said.

A Constant Stream of Lies

This conversation, broadcast on April 2, came just hours after the Iranian Interior Minister Rahmani Fazli was lying to the public about the rescue and relief efforts. He stated publicly that he was working “minute by minute” on the relief effort. He also asserted that “no serious and specific human damage has been reported.”

The MEK has already revealed that the death toll from the flooding is now at more than 200.

The deliberate deception of the public regarding the loss of life has been consistent across the regime. The commander of the Lorestan IRGC Morteza Kashkouli also spoke of “one death”.

Avoiding Responsibility

Aside from lying about the death toll, regime officials have also attempted to absolve the clerical regime of responsibility for the flooding. Kashkouli appeared to blame Iranians themselves. He said: “The main cause of the damage caused by the flood has been the mistakes of past years that have led to construction and cultivation in the river bed.”

The burden of responsibility must fall on the regime’s shoulders. In a statement, president-elect of the Iranian opposition, Maryam Rajavi, described how the regime’s ineffective waterway management and dredging had left parts of Iran vulnerable to flooding. This, coupled with indiscriminate construction around waterways, exacerbated the situation and led to the loss of additional human life.

Part of the issue was that Iranian citizens had nowhere to go once they received warning of the incoming waters. Kashkouli criticized the Iranian population. He said: “Despite the anticipation and information and the allocation and equipping of some safe places, some of our fellow citizens preferred to stay in their homes.” But what else could they do? Neither regime officials, nor the IRGC or Basij forces provided safe places for Iranians to go. They had no shelter, no food, no water. They had little choice but to await their fate.

In a statement, the president-elect, Mrs Rajavi, stated that the regime must have made the resources and facilities of the army and IRGC available to the public, also it must have facilitated the arrival of international aid and set up emergency channels through which it could reach those that need it.

 

 

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Poldokhtar after the flood.

IRGC Commander Reveals Regime’s Inaction in Response to Deadly Floods in Report to Superior Officer

Poldokhtar after the flood.

The picture of the city Poldokhtar West of Iran, after the flooding.

Regime Officials Continue to Deny the Extent of Damage from Disaster

For more than two weeks, Iran has been beset by catastrophic floods, which have caused untold human and financial damage. The regime has failed to provide emergency assistance to people affected by the floods and has consistently tried to cover up the extent of the damage caused by recent catastrophic flooding across the country.

On Tuesday, the Tasnim News Agency reported that Pakpour, head of the Revolutionary Guard Corps ground forces revealing in a shocking confession the current conditions in flood-stricken areas and the regime’s inaction in confronting the disaster in a telephone call to to Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces IRGC Brigadier General Bagheri.

In his telephone call, Pakpour reported, “They said for two or three days that the flood is coming, evacuate, without any foreground, without, for example, giving them a tent. Now they evacuate, where to go, go on a mountain which is cold, now water has taken everywhere, there are no roads, only an open gas road … Many villages, most of the villages have no road, there’s nothing, only with just a helicopter, some food is taken there …. Electricity is cut off because all cables have fallen.”

He went on to say, “There are too many problems, there is no management. No government official dares to go there, it is terrible. God is witness that they are very angry. I have just been able to get out of their way. They are very upset. They are very angry. Well, they have a very terrible situation.”

The Regime’s False Narrative

Pakpour’s report runs counter to the regime’s  false narrative about the floods and their aftermath. On Tuesday afternoon, regime Interior Minister Rahmani Fazli said, “From yesterday, I was pursuing relief to Poldokhtar minute by minute …in the middle of the night it became clear that, except for the problems caused by the damages due to the flooding and evacuation of some residential houses due to the flood for some of our citizens in Poldokhtar, no serious and specific human damage has been reported.”

An internal police report says that at least 90 people died in Poldokhtar during the most recent flooding, which is supported by local reports.

According to the state-run ILNA News Agency, Morteza Kashkouli, the Commander of the IRGC in Lorestan Province, said, “About 600 houses in the southern part of Mamoulan have been completely submerged, also 30% of the city of Poldokhtar has been surrounded by water since last night..but despite all these problems, fortunately, we have only witnessed one death in these areas.”

Kashkouli did not acknowledge or take responsibility for the regime’s failure to take action to protect its people from the deadly floods, but he did implicitly blame them for the severity of the damage caused by the disaster. “The main cause of the damage caused by the flood,” he said, “has been the mistakes of past years that have led to construction and cultivation in the riverbed.”

Victim Blaming

The regime’s Interior Minister announced that “some areas of the Khuzestan river basin, especially the areas of Susangerd, Shoosh and Dezful” should evacuate, but he failed to specify where and how residents of these areas should evacuate.

He further blamed victims of the previous deadly floods for their own situations, saying, “”Despite the anticipation and information and the allocation and equipping of some safe places, some of our fellow citizens preferred to stay in their homes or take refuge in the surrounding hills out of fear of flooding.”

The IRGC-affiliated Fars News Agency echoed this sentiment, saying, “The order to evacuate the city of Fath ul-Mobin and all the villages in the river basin in Shush, Shushtar and Azadegan plain was issued and people were asked to go to safe havens and emergency camps.”

Neither the Interior Minister nor the news reports specified where these safe havens or camps were. Local residents say that they never received any information other than an evacuation order. People were forced to flee to the hills or their rooftops to avoid the oncoming floods.

In the aftermath of the deadly floods, tens of thousands of Iranians are waiting for desperately needed government disaster aid. According to reports from the MEK network, 150,000 people in Lorestan Province lack access to drinking water. Flood victims across the country say that the government has failed to provide even basic emergency assistance.

A National Catastrophe

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), described the devastating floods in Iran as a national catastrophe. She blamed the regime for worsening the effects of the flood through its destructive environmental policies and said the the mullahs’ pillaging of the nation’s wealth had led to its inability to respond to natural disasters.

Mrs. Rajavi further stated that the resources of the IRGC, the army, and the government belong to the people of Iran and should be made available to them to rebuild the country. The regime must also open the country to international relief funding, which it has so far denied.

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90 Flood Deaths in One Western Iranian City, According to Internal Police Report

Flood covers vast areas of Khuzestan Province, South West Iran

Flooding in western Iran led to the deaths of at least 90 people, according to an internal police report. The deaths occurred in the city of Poldokhtar in Lorestan Province during the country’s most recent fatal flood.

Poldokhtar is surrounded by the Karkheh River. The city flooded when heavy rains caused the river to swell, and the dams overflowed.

Kioumars Heydari, Commander of the regime’s Army’s Ground Forces, acknowledged that conditions in Poldokhtar were “horrific” in an interview with the IRGC affiliated Tasnim News Agency.

“The bridges and roads have been completely blocked off and homes in villages have been engulfed by water up to their rooftops,” he added.
Videos posted on social media show homes in Poldokhtar collapsing from the force of the rushing water.

Regime Official Denies Deaths

Heydari denied that anyone died in the catastrophic floods, though. On Tuesday, he told the ISNA News Agency that “there were no fatalities” reported in the floods, directly contradicting the internal report.

Heydari also claimed that “the necessary equipment for relief aid to the people of Poldokhtar had been provided.” Heydari is responsible for providing emergency aid to the residents of Poldokhtar.

This is despite local reports, which indicate that a number of people were stranded on their rooftops for a day without food, water, or assistance.

Flood victims in other areas of Iran have been vocal in their criticism of regime officials’ response to the floods. Residents of flood-stricken areas say that they have received no emergency aid from the government and that what assistance they have received has come from the public.

The Iranian regime frequently covers up the number of fatalities in disasters. This is largely due to the fact that the Iranian people fault the regime for its mismanagement of the country’s infrastructure and its destructive environmental policies, both of which worsen the effects of natural and manmade disasters.

Publishers of Flood Reports Threatened

Those who have reported on the floods have been threatened with arrest. The regime’s Attorney General recently warned that publishers of “fake” news about the floods were violating national security and that anyone who was caught publishing such information would be dealt with for “disrupting the security of the country.”

The disparities between the regime’s official reporting of the fatal floods and local and eyewitness reports are significant. Local reports, which are supported by numerous videos and eyewitness accounts, indicate that at least 150 people lost their lives during the March 25th floods at the Quran Gate in Shiraz. Regime officials claim that 19 people died in the deadly floods.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) called for solidarity among the people of Iran in a statement last week. The regime has neglected and abandoned people affected by the flood, so Iranians, particularly the youth and the MEK’s Resistance Units, must organize councils and provide assistance to one another.

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Iranian regimes lack of capability to manage the flash flood

Floods Ravage Iran for Third Time in Two Weeks

Iranian regimes lack of capability to manage the flash flood

Flood covers major parts of the country, while the regime hasn’t done much to manage the damages from last weeks floods.

On Sunday, March 31st, Iran was hit by the third major flood in a two-week period. Citizens across the country are still reeling from the first two devastating floods, which affected 30 out of 31 provinces and took at least 150 lives, according to local and eyewitness reports. Survivors of the floods say that authorities have provided little, if any, emergency aid and are not taking adequate steps to confront the current crisis.

Lorestan Province

Lorestan Province has seen the worst damage from the most recent flood. Lorestan was badly damaged by previous floods as well, as was the rest of Western Iran.

According to local reports, the village of Afarinesh is completely flooded.

The village of Rahimabad in Borujerd, Lorestan is surrounded by floodwaters.

According to the Lorestan Province Special Representative, a dam near the city of Dorud is overflowing, putting the city in danger.

According to the Director of the Lorestan Water Department, three local dams are overflowing.

Provincial authorities are declaring emergency conditions and warn of a potential disaster in the city of Kuhdasht.

Khorramabad is in the midst of a flood crisis, and a number of its bridges are threatened.

The Khorramrud River has overflowed its banks.

Reports indicate that a number of roads in Lorestan are blocked due to flooding and landslides, including Khorramabad-Kuhdasht, Khorramabad-Chegeni, Khorramabad-Poledokhtar, Poledokhtar-Kuhdasht, and Khorramabad-Borujerd roads.

Water levels in the Teere River in Dorud are rising.

Kermanshah Province

The western province of Kermanshah experienced torrential rain and flooding on Sunday and Monday, with a number of areas reporting damage.

Reports indicate that thirty villages in Ravansar, Kermanshah Province, were surrounded by floodwaters as of Monday afternoon. 70-80 percent of the affected villages have been evacuated.

Serious flooding has been reported in the city of Kermanshah.

Hamedan Province

The western Iranian city of Hamedan, Hamedan Province, is in danger of major flooding, according to local officials.

Golestan Province

Northeast Iran was also hit by severe rain and flooding. The town of Aq Qala, Golestan Province has experienced severe flooding, causing numerous road blockages due to landslides and floodwaters. Some areas of Aq Qala were still underwater after the first flood two weeks ago, and residents have still not received assistance from the government in recovery efforts. Locals say that officials have failed to provide emergency aid and to take action to mitigate further damage.

Khuzestan Province

Flooding has also occurred in southwestern Iran. A river in Andimeshk, Khuzestan Province, has overflowed its banks and poses a direct threat to the lives and safety of local residents.

Reports indicate that the city of Ahvaz is in danger due to rising floodwaters.

Markazi Province

In central Iran, the roads from the city of Arak to Tehran and Farahan are blocked by floodwaters.

Torrential rain and flooding is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday in the provinces of Khuzestan and Lorestan.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of the Resistance of Iran (NCRI), issued a statement last week expressing her condolences to those affected by the floods and their families and urging the people of Iran, especially the youth and the MEK’s Resistance Units, to “rush to the aid” of flood victims. The regime has failed to provide badly needed emergency aid to people suffering in Iran. Assistance is coming from their fellow citizens.

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