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Iran: Senior mullah acknowledges November 2019 uprising, opposition MEK role

Ahmad Sajjadi, a so-called judge in the mullahs’ regime ruling Iran
Ahmad Sajjadi, a so-called judge in the mullahs’ regime ruling Iran

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, June 7, 2020—Ahmad Sajjadi, a so-called judge in the Iranian regime’s Supreme Court, acknowledged the November 2019 uprising and the role of the opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). “Under the gasoline pretext they created unrest across the country, then this turned into insecurity. This was all pre-planned for the entire country and it was carried out from abroad and the [MEK],” Sajjadi said during a state-TV interview on Thursday, June 4.

“You talked about firm measures. What examples can be mentioned about firm measures taken by the Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, that follow the foot-steps of [regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini]?” asked the anchorman.

“He is firm in critical situations, such as last year’s ordeal where they caused havoc in many cities,” Sajjadi said. It is worth noting that Sajjadi runs the Mostafa Khomeini Institute and enjoyed very close relations with Khomeini.

“For gasoline…” the anchorman filled in.

“Yes. The entire country went up in flames. There was insecurity throughout the country. If the leader hadn’t engaged in this dilemma, they would have disrupted the entire country under the pretext of gasoline, and then we would have witnessed insecurity. Therefore, we can’t kid around with the country’s security,” Sajjadi continued.

“[Khamenei] took control with serious and determined measures, saying he agrees with the opinions of the heads of the country’s three branches and rounded up the entire unrest. It was obvious there would be sedition. There were signs that this was orchestrated for measures across the country, and it was carried out from abroad and by the [MEK]. The foreigners were very happy about it all; this wasn’t any ordinary sedition,” he explained.

“[Khamenei] makes certain remarks that are lesser broadcasted and printed. I told a few friends that [Khamenei] has named this year as the year of increased production. Unfortunately, at times I see that our actions are not based on these instructions, meaning they’re not abided by,” Sajjadi said with growing concerns.

“I read somewhere about you on [Khomeini’s] unique viewpoints during his time in the resistance; such as his sensitivity and insistence on the issue of Palestine or his opinion about the [MEK] organization. They were coming to see [Khomeini] for a talk and [Khomeini] realized very well their perspectives and intentions. He was far ahead of many others. I even read your work that many of the scholars were approving the [MEK],” the anchorperson said.

“One of the [MEK] came to see [Khomeini] and he was reading from an important Islamic book. I was suspicious and later I realized that deep down they don’t believe in such things,” Sajjadi conluded.