Analysis by PMOI/MEK
Oct. 12, 2018 - We are all witnessing that time is running out for the regime of Iran, and the recent uprisings of Iranian people showed how close the regime is to its collapse.
Previously, the regime could take the world hostage using two levers: issuing threats and bribing with economic concessions.
The appeasement policy of the West was also formed upon those economic concessions and bribes. Moreover, the West turned a blind eye to the regime’s crimes and terrorism, either to continue its profitable business with the regime or fearing a terrorist retaliation. The mullahs are masters of such hostage taking, conducting their political agenda to expand the life of their medieval regime.
Using these tools, the mullahs have tried to demonize the legitimate Iranian opposition. An example was the decision by the U.S. administration of Bill Clinton to put the PMOI/MEK on the list of foreign terrorist organizations as a goodwill gesture toward a newly so-called reformist president, Mohammed Khatami, back in 1997.
Now the world is witnessing the collapse of the regime in the tenth month of Iran’s unrests against the dictatorship. The regime believes that it can block the continuous waves of protests in the society by arresting and executing the protesters inside Iran while and on the other hand conducting acts of terrorism abroad. But the domino of protests and unrests showed that Iran’s uprising has passed from a turning point and will not stop. Considering the role of resistance units inside Iran, Iran witnesses daily protests since Dec/Jan uprising. Resistance units trigger and lead the protests and uprisings, and they’re preventing the regime from causing disruption in the movement.
The regime’s officials including Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader, have admitted that the PMOI/MEK has had a leading role in organizing uprisings in Iran. Ali Shamkhani, the regime’s secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, threatened PMOI/MEK on December 31, 2017, on the fifth day of the uprisings, and said that uprisings are PMOI scenario. “We will respond in a way that they don’t expect,” he vowed.
In parallel with uprising and protests in Iran, the regime tried to extinguish the protests using lethal terror measures against the Iranian resistance.
Afterward, the regime’s ministry of foreign affairs, the ministry of intelligence and security (MOIS), and the IRGC’s terrorist Quds Force were tasked to mobilize their capacities against the PMOI/MEK. These acts of terror became critical for the mullahs when they saw the end of the appeasement policy and felt the bite of the looming sanctions.
Now the global wind blows against the dictatorship in Iran, the economy is nosediving and the national currency, the rial, has lost its 80 percent of its value. People in Iran call for regime change despite the regime’s extreme security and repressive measure, and the society is in an explosive state. Outside Iran, the main terror plot of the regime against the grand gathering of the Iranian resistance was completely foiled when Belgium arrested the regime’s “diplomat” involved in the planning and execution of the attack. French officials also acknowledged that the Iranian regime’s intelligence and security apparatus are fully engaged in terrorist activities.
NCRI president Maryam Rajavi addressed a seminar on “Iran’s New Wave of Terrorism – The EU and US responses,” held on October 4, 2018, at the Residence Palace in Brussels. “Silence on the mullahs’ terrorism is the most damaging kind of appeasement of the religious dictatorship,” Mrs. Rajavi said. “This is a mistake which costs not only the security of Iranian people but the security of Europe. Be firm against the mullahs; Make public the dossiers on their terrorist activities; Close down the regime’s embassies and other centers of espionage and terrorism; Do not deal with the companies owned or affiliated with the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Khamenei’s executive staff. Every deal with these institutions contributes to funding terrorism; speak out against executions and torture of political prisoners and grave human rights violations in Iran, and prosecute the perpetrators of crimes against humanity for the past 40 years in Iran,” she added.
The Iranian people are protesting in every corner of the country. The people and their resistance units have the last word in the Iranian uprising. Now the regime’s collapse is no longer a question of if—it’s a question of when.