The threat of a new uprising in Iran

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

The Iranian regime’s concerns over a new uprising sweeping across the country can be witnessed on daily basis through its media outlets. The state-run Ebtekar daily specifically refers to the deteriorating status quo and a possible “explosion” in Iran’s society.

“Poverty, unemployment and other dilemmas are fueling the burning fire of social unrest, which can become a major source of troubles… In the past 18 months, the Iranian people have lost 80 percent of their assets’ value. Poverty is engulfing the medium class, and the lower class and even the country’s aid institutions are experiencing undesired and extremely poor conditions,” the piece reads.

However, can the mullahs prevent this fire from fueling already boiling social unrests?

The method this regime uses in response to demands made by workers and crackdown against street vendors shows the exact opposite. It appears the mullahs have no solution other than imposing even further pressure on the people.

-270 personnel of the Shafarud Forest Stocks Company were laid off recently as officials were no longer able to provide for their paychecks.

-In the city of Hamedan, western Iran, instead of building a new school for kids, officials are rotating existing schools in two different shifts for the boys and girls.

-In the women’s prison of Qarchak, southeast of Tehran, authorities are not permitting families to provide food and clothing for the inmates. The prison food is either very low in quality or the prisoners are forced to purchase food, clothing and even water from the prison store at extremely high prices.

-In all cases of authorities attacking street vendors, their property is confiscated. Activists are criticizing regime authorities, saying they literally consider raids on street vendors as another source of income.

-The Water and Sewage Dept. of District 3 in Tabriz, a major city in northwest Iran, has distributed pamphlets threatening to cut off water unless the local residents pay 15 million rials each for sewage services. It is common knowledge that such expenses are covered through taxes. Forcing the people to pay such fees is obviously yet another method to plunder the already troubled Iranian nation.

-Farmers are facing major difficulties in selling their produce, forcing them to sell at lower prices. Those who purchase the produce go on to sell them at very high prices. For example, in the city of Dehgolan in Kurdistan Province, western Iran, farmers forced to sell their cucumbers at low prices, only to see regime insiders resell at local markets at three times the purchase price.

Such examples are witnessed across Iran on a daily basis. Regime officials are also voicing major concerns over social dilemmas, poverty and skyrocketing prices, escalating defection, rising public dissent and the threat of a new uprising engulfing the entire country.

“The enemy should not be envisioned merely as a military threat. In fact, the enemy’s war room is attempting to weaken the nation’s revolutionary spirit. The enemy’s objective is to overthrow the Islamic republic,” said Hossein Dehghan, a military advisor to Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

It is becoming crystal clear that all of the crisis troubling Iran and the Iranian people can only be resolved through general solidarity and a strong will to take collective action. Of course, if this solidarity is connected to the Iranian Resistance, an immediate solution is at hand for the Iranian people.

This regime’s expiration date is long overdue. Iran and the Iranian people can only be free, experience democracy and human rights, and realize prosperity through overthrowing the mullahs’ regime.