Analysis by PMOI/MEK
Iran, Aug. 20, 2018 - The Iranian regime is deeply concerned about escalating protests and the threat of being overthrown in the very near future. Officials from all ranks are stating concerns about the growing nature of Iran’s uprising and protesters chanting anti-regime slogans.
All the while, the Fars news agency – associated to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) – posted a news report of Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei meeting with a group of Iranian cultural activists living abroad. One of the guests expressed concern about the Iranian regime’s future.
“Don’t be concerned at all about the future. No one can do a damn thing. Rest assured. There’s no doubt in this regard. Tell this to everyone,” Khamenei said.
An August 8th Reuters report in this regard is quite interesting.
“The sanctions imposed on Tehran this week have already led banks and many companies around the world to scale back dealings with Iran. Companies doing business with Iran will be barred from the United States, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday,” the report reads in part.
Reuters’ August 4th report sheds light on why various Iranian regime elements are concerned about their future.
“Sporadic protests broke out in several cities in Iran for a fifth night on Saturday, a day after demonstrators attacked a Shi’ite seminary, according to Iranian news agencies and social media, as Iranians brace for a return of U.S. sanctions,” the report reads in part.
“Hundreds rallied in cities including Tehran, Karaj, Shiraz, and Qom, according to videos posted on social media, to protest against high inflation caused in part by a collapse in the rial currency over fears of the reimposition of crippling sanctions on Aug. 7.”
Reuters continues, “The protests have often begun with slogans against the high cost of living and alleged financial corruption but quickly turned into anti-government rallies.
“Footage posted online showed dozens of marchers in central Tehran chanting, ‘Death to the dictator,’ referring to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei...
“Late on Friday, riot police intervened to disperse about 500 people chanting slogans against the government in the town of Eshtehard, 100 km (60 miles) west of Tehran, Some protesters threw rocks and bricks and damaged a Shi’ite Muslim seminary, the semi-official news agency Fars reported.”
As a result, the series of crises surrounding Khamenei’s regime reveal how his remarks were merely aimed at lifting the spirit of the regime’s already dwindling base.
It is common knowledge that the Iranian regime is facing a bankrupt economy and a growing storm of protests escalating across the country. This storm will soon place this regime where it belongs: the dustbin of history.