The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) has reported that more than 43,800 people across the country have died after contracting COVID-19. The number is rising by the hundreds every day and the situation is far from being under control.
The people of Iran have been left extremely vulnerable by the Iranian regime because of action that was taken too late, and measures that were taken too early.
Since the beginning of the outbreak, the regime’s priorities have not changed. The regime is still focused on its policies abroad – malign policies that involve the plundering of the nation’s wealth.
A couple of months ago, an Iranian MP from Kermanshah, Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, said that the Iranian regime has plundered billions of dollars on supporting and propping up Bashar al Assad’s regime in Syria. Falahatpisheh, also a member of the Majlis Security Commission, said that between $20 and $30 billion has gone to Syria. He emphasized that this is the money of the people.
— People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) May 23, 2020
The Iranian regime has been involved in the Syrian civil war since the beginning, of 2011. Not only has Iran provided a huge amount of financial support, but it has also provided significant weapons support, training, and armed forces. The Iranian Resistance (PMOI / MEK Iran) believes that the regime may have spent up to around $100 billion trying to prevent the overthrow of Assad.
Falahatpisheh also spoke about the increase in gasoline prices, saying that the economic problems are increasing all the time. He said that 2 trillion rials per day have been generated as a result of the gasoline prices rises and argued that this could contribute to resolving some of the economic problems.
These words have been published after the regime claims that it cannot afford to continue supporting lockdowns and is ordering people to go back to work. However, sending people back to work has resulted – as expected – in a massive surge of infections.
Since the beginning of the outbreak, many people are experiencing severe financial difficulties and many more people have become unemployed. The regime’s disregard for the people is something that will not be forgotten.
Ali Khamenei, is beginning to have nightmares about the increasing influence of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK Iran), Iran’s main opposition, on Iran’s youth.https://t.co/yXUyJMfZyB#Iran #MEK #Covid_19 @USAdarFarsi pic.twitter.com/0LDwkVYPIs
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) May 21, 2020
The Iranian regime is extremely concerned about a new uprising. At the end of last year, the people, sparked by the rise in fuel prices, instigated a major uprising that took the regime by surprise in its intensity. Another uprising is certainly imminent and the regime is struggling to contain dissent.
In recent weeks, MEK Resistance Units have been active across the country. Defiant young people have also taken to the streets in anger, torching images of regime leaders and making their dissent known.
This current health crisis is the one that could finally push the regime over the edge.