Iranian Officials Try to Manipulate Public in Run up to Presidential Elections

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): The regime is crumbling, and those on the inside are scrambling to save themselves. The true alternative to the mullahs’ rule is a free and democratic Iran as envisioned in the MEK political platform.


In the run-up to the presidential elections in Iran, politicians are resorting to all sorts of tactics to gain acceptance by the public. For example, some officials are talking about the brutal crackdown against protesters in November 2019.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reports that Mahmoud Sadeghi, a former member of parliament, said in a recent video clip that the government was involved with the killing of people in the streets during the protests that broke out after the announcement that fuel prices would massively rise.

Tehran MP Mahmoud Sadeghi
(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Mahmoud Sadeghi, a former member of parliament.

Sadeghi said that he has spoken to the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) about the people that were being killed in the streets. He said that he questioned what the authorities were doing by killing the protesters. The secretary of the SNSC told him that they were simply following orders.

The protests that broke out in November 2019 took the regime by surprise. Protests spread to more than 200 towns and cities across the country and were largely organized through social media. Very quickly, the regime realized that it had to act quickly.

The Supreme Leader called the protesters “hooligans”, claiming that they did not love their country.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): The protests spread quickly to more than 190 cities throughout the country and turned into a nationwide rally against the regime.

It became clear that the Supreme Leader himself had ordered suppression, calling on forces to “do whatever it takes” to end the protests. More than 1,500 protesters and bystanders were brutally killed by the notorious Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the State Security Forces (SSF). More than 12,000 people were 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.

Several of the candidates are portraying themselves as “moderates” or “opposition” figures. Saeed Mohammad, one of the Supreme Leader’s appointees, is declaring himself to be the opposition candidate. He and his fellow candidates will proceed to exploit the public’s distrust of the current government in order to gain the presidency.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): the MEK released the names of 28 more martyrs of the uprising, bringing to 504 the number of those killed in 56 cities.

But no matter what the candidates portray themselves as, the people of Iran have already made it very clear that they trust neither side. They are all on the same side after all – they all work towards the goals of the Supreme Leader and there is no shred of moderation at all anywhere in the regime’s leadership.

During the most recent uprisings, the people have been heard chanting that “the game is over” for reformists and hardliners.

The people also have a deep hatred for the notorious Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The people describe the IRGC as Iran’s ISIS and they were glad to hear of the death of Qassem Soleimani, the IRGC’s Quds Force commander in January last year.

Qassem Soleimani was killed during the US drone attack on 3rd January. He was head of the Quds Force branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and has been involved with, or instigated, numerous serious crimes across the region.
The main opposition to the Iranian regime, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) has “Resistance Units” spread across the country. They have played a big role in organizing protests, supporting the people, and logging incidents such as deaths, arrests, and casualties.

The speaker of the regime’s parliament, Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf, said that the regime is in a very precarious situation. He said that the “current situation of the Islamic Revolution is very critical” and that there are “dilemmas in the management and executive sectors”.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei warned parliamentarians about the social crisis on the horizon that threatens the stability of the regime and said that regime infighting would make an uprising more likely.

This is certainly true and the people are not going to welcome another corrupt mullah. They want to be rid of the mullahs altogether and want to move towards freedom, democracy, peace, and the respect of human rights.

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