The Iranian regime’s state-run daily Etemad published an article titled ‘They are gone forever on August 29, highlighting the critical situation of ‘brain drain’ in Iran.
Protests are still happening all over Iran almost three years after the historic uprising in November 2019 that involved people from all walks of life. Iranian society is becoming more widely acknowledged as an explosive by the regime’s own institutions and state media.
Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of the Iranian regime, said in a public meeting four years ago, “Systematic corruption? No, that one who sees corruption systematically, he himself is corrupted. They are speaking in such a way as if all are corrupted.”
There are indications that the mullahs’ regime in Iran is preparing to raise gasoline and other energy prices. Shortages of gasoline at pump stations, a 100-liter reduction in gasoline rations, and an expanding state media echo chamber over a large volume of gasoline being smuggled to neighboring countries due to Iran’s low gasoline prices and uncontrolled consumption by the general public.
Recently, there has been an increase in optimism among some western governments and circles that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is about to be finalized. Josep Borrell, the head of foreign policy for the European Union and the person in charge of coordinating the ongoing negotiations between major powers and the mullahs’ government, said he thought we were in the final millimeters and praised the rationality and reasoned responses from both Washington and Tehran.
On Friday, the Iranian regime officially responded to a US proposal regarding the “final text” of the agreement to reinstate the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or 2015 nuclear deal. However, regime officials and state media outlets have been evasive on the subject, avoiding deadlines and firm commitments while explicitly stating that the negotiating process could last until September.
These leading women have become indispensable to the Iranian opposition in its fight for regime change and democracy over the years. As a result, at each critical juncture, Iran’s leading women are seen playing an important role in the movement. On September 1, 2013, Ashraf experienced a watershed moment.
This allowed him to carry out the supreme leader’s fatwa, which called for the execution of anyone who supported the leading democratic opposition, People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), or opposed the clerical regime. Raisi aided in the interrogation of political prisoners at the Evin and Gohardasht Prisons for about three months that year, after which the death commission commanded the immediate hanging of anyone found responsible for “enmity against God.”
Ebrahim Raisi, the president of the Iranian regime, held a press conference on Tuesday, August 30, boasting about his administration’s blatantly non-existent “achievements” one year into office. His long list of lies includes absurd claims like lowering the rate of inflation, raising the employment rate, covering the budget deficit without printing money, and environmental improvements. The harsh reality in Iran is in sharp contrast to Raisi’s assertions.
Locals protested the water shortage in Hamedan, western Iran, last week. Protests erupted a few days after regime security forces suppressed protesters in Shahr-e Kord, the capital city of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, following days of water-related protests.