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Iran: Twelfth day of nationwide protests following gas price hikes, fuel rationing

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, November 26, 2019—Numerous cities, towns and villages throughout Iran are witnessing demonstrations and protests as the uprising in Iran continued into its twelfth consecutive day on Tuesday, November 26. Martial law is implemented in the Iranian capital Tehran and other cities authorities are implementing martial law after unprecedented unrests and protests as the Iranian people have risen in at least 179 cities checkered across the country.

The network associated directly to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK inside the country confirms that at least 450 people are killed by regime authorities, along with over 4,000 people injured. Reports also show more 10,000 protesters have been arrested. The final statistics could unfortunately be far higher. Netblocks is reporting a gradual and calculated return of internet access in Iran.

Protesters are specifically voicing political demands directly protesting the mullahs’ rule by strongly criticizing senior regime officials and the entire mullahs’ apparatus. In their slogans, protesters are demanding the toppling of the Iranian regime and placing their crosshairs on the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, President Hassan Rouhani and the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as the root of the Iranian people’s ongoing miseries.

The Iranian opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) – US Representative Office – held a press conference on Tuesday, November 26, in Washington, providing new details of the Iranian uprising. The names and images of 87 senior Iranian regime officials stationed in seven provinces were unveiled as being directly involved in the massive crackdown and human rights violations against protesters.

The NCRI issued a statement citing MEK sources providing the names of 154 people killed in 36 cities by the regime’s authorities.

Senator Lindsey Graham, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee described the mullahs’ regime as the biggest threat for the Iranian people and IRGC chief Hossein Salami as one of Khamenei’s henchmen. The mullahs’ regime steals of all of Iran’s assets and allocates resources belonging to the Iranian people to foment instability throughout the region and across the globe, he said, adding it is quite certain that the mullahs’ regime is facing its final days in power.

Seven Senators are calling on U.S. President Donald Trump to sanction Iranian regime officials involved in shutting down the internet in Iran.

According to reports obtained from inside Iran, seven brave youths in Shahre-Rey, located south of Tehran, attacked and severely beat three members of the IRGC Basij paramilitary who were involved in the crackdown measures on November 17 and 18.

Rahim Zare, a member of the mullahs’ Majlis (parliament) in Iran, voiced ongoing concerns over escalating protests in Iran. “The gasoline issue today has disrupted the country’s economy. It is necessary for us to tell the government that if we raise the price of diesel fuel, we would have to kiss the [regime] goodbye,” he said.

 

“In the Majlis we should no longer allow such spontaneous decisions,” said Gholamreza Kateb, another Majlis member.

Reza Karami, another Majlis member, said, “The real threat lies in the people losing faith in the state. Then there will be no government nor a Majlis…”

Ali Razmjoo, head of the IRGC in Bushehr Province in southern Iran, described the recent “unrest and riots” as “global sedition.”

Ayoub Soleimani, deputy chief of Iran’s state police, voiced further concerns. “This time around the enemy established widespread networks and used various new tactics in the recent sedition, all targeting the state’s security,” he said.

“In this incident the enemy used all its capacity after years of preparations. By taking advantage of popular protests they attempted to launch unrests,” said the IRGC intelligence representative in Majlis Security Commission.

Hossein Naghavi Hosseini, spokesman of the Majlis Security Commission, indicated the source of the regime’s main concerns. “The MEK have during the past two years provided training to various groups and circles, and been busy directing them in these protests,” he said.

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