Iranian State Media Warns About Public Anger Spilling Over Into Widespread Protests

Regime is Losing Control
A high-ranking Iranian official has admitted to the role played by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) during the uprising in November 2019.

Regime is Losing Control

Last year, protests broke out in November. It took the regime by surprise and it ordered suppressive forces to crack down hard on the people in the street. More than 1,500 protesters were killed because of the sheer violence they were met with, thousands more injured and many more thousands arrested.

Reuters confirmed in a special report on December 23, 2019, about the deadly crackdown on November nationwide protests in Iran the death toll of 1500 that was announced by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on December 15, 2019.

Since February this year, the Coronavirus pandemic has been full-on. The Supreme Leader said that this health crisis has turned out to be a blessing for the regime that it will use to its full advantage. However, the regime will not be able to contain the public’s anger for much longer, especially because of the regime’s handling of the health crisis.

Over 116,500 people have died of the novel coronavirus in Iran, according to reports by the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) as of Monday afternoon local time, October 5. The official death count declared by the regime stands at 27,192, around a fifth of the actual figure.

State media outlets in the country have been reporting about the situation, warning the regime that crisis after crisis is not working in its favor. There have been a series of economic crises over the past few years and more and more people are falling into extreme poverty. Widespread corruption and embezzlement have lost a significant portion of the country’s national wealth. The prices of goods have been rising sharply for quite some time and the national currency has devalued substantially.

Furthermore, the political crisis has shown that the regime is far from united with infighting spilling over into the public domain and criticisms by MPs of President Hassan Rouhani being aired publicly.

On top of all of this, there is much anger at the regime’s crackdown on political prisoners and protesters. There have been several high-profile incidents that have irked the people of Iran, including the recent execution of Navid Afkari – the young wrestling champion who was arrested after participating in a protest. He was tortured into making a false confession and was then sentenced to death.

Another incident that has sparked intense public anger is the recent suicide of the father of Amir Hossein Moradi who was put under intense psychological torture after his son was arrested and sentenced to death.

The Arman publication that is linked to the notorious Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said that the “situation is hopeless” and that the people “do not believe the situation can be reformed”.

The Mardom Salari publication wrote that the “deep social, economic, political and cultural crises seem to have put peace and security in fragile and vulnerable conditions”.

One state-run publication, Javan, which also has links to the IRGC, warned other publications to stop reporting on the reality of the situation because it will only make matters more difficult for the regime. It wrote: “Trying to express the suffering of the people … will have no effect other than darkening the face of the country and giving hope to the enemies to increase the pressures and sanctions.”

The regime knows that another uprising could spell the end of the mullahs’ existence. Public anger is high and the people have made it clear that they will not be silenced by the regime. Completely incapable of reform, the regime knows that it is just a matter of time before it collapses.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI): Today, regime change in Iran is indispensable not only to freedom and democracy in Iran but also to the health of each and every individual in Iran and to the protection of their houses, cities, and villages against natural disasters.

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