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As Iran’s coronavirus crisis deepens, so do the regime’s lies

Iranian regime president Hassan Rouhani
Iranian regime president Hassan Rouhani

Analysis by PMOI/MEK  

Iran, March 27, 2020—Since the coronavirus outbreak began in Iran, the world has witnessed an endless series of lies by regime officials and media aimed at hiding the scale of the disaster and the regime’s criminal mismanagement of the situation. The latest episode in this string of lies was remarks made by Iranian regime President Hassan Rouhani, who claimed on March 26 that Iran has more than 20,000 empty hospital beds.

“I don’t think any country (with regard to hospital beds) has the conditions of Iran,” Rouhani said, adding that “by preparing about 10,000 nurses we will solve this problem”.

Rouhani’s incredible lies

What Rouhani means as beds, are the bunker beds of soldiers that brought to Tehran’s exhibition by the army under command of regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei. The “nurses” are in fact members of the Revolutionary Guards and its paramilitary subsidiary the Basij who only transfers the dead to cemeteries. Rouhani is making these claims while the same day various regime officials expressed their fear of a huge catastrophe for the Iranian people made by the regime itself. 

MassoudPezeshkian, the deputy speaker of the Majlis (parliament), described the regime’s measures as temporary and little and protested Rouhani’s refusal to quarantine the city of Qom, where Iran’s coronavirus outbreak began.

“During these 40 years after the Revolution we never witnessed such a huge fracture within the system’s structures,” said Abbas Abdi.

The regime’s former ambassador to France Sadegh Kharazi acknowledged, “Today the people of Iran detest their rulers.”

On the other hand, the dimension of the catastrophe and the huge number of deaths has caused splits and disruption in the regime. At the same time, Rouhani and his government continue their lies while other officials fear the triggering of a new uprising and forcibly acknowledge a part of the truth.

Continuous revelation campaigns of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) on the corona disaster and its death toll in Iran have forced some regime officials to confess to some statistics that are close to reality.

“2,746 patients are in an urgent situation which means new victims,” said Kianush Jahanpour, spokesperson for the Health Ministry.

The Iranian regime is well aware that in a post-coronavirus situation it can expect a new wave of massive protests rooted in the deep pain caused by the disaster. For this reason, under the pretext of biological exercises and neighborhood-based plans, etc. it has reconstructed and completed its suppression structure across the country.

The coming storm

But the reality is that when the society’s anger explodes the regime will not be able to control the situation. Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi has said in this regard, “The struggle of the Iranian people against coronavirus is part of the struggle of destiny against Khamenei and the treacherous and inhuman regime of the mullahs.”

Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) also said, “Existence of Iran depends on overthrowing of the regime. As well as the need for peace and security in the region and the world and against natural disasters depends on regime change.”

By addressing the Iranian youth, Mrs. Rajavi said “The spring of Iran’s freedom will be realized by us and by our own hands. It will never come for free. If we want it, we can and must achieve it. This is the test, the duty and the responsibility of each and every one of us. For the security of our country, society and future security and health we must rise up.”