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Iran: Regime officials, outlets acknowledging public hatred

A scene of the December 2017 – January 2018 uprising in Iran
A scene of the December 2017 – January 2018 uprising in Iran

Analysis by PMOI/MEK

Iran, November 12, 2019—Iranian regime media and insiders have been acknowledging the escalating public hatred about the mullahs’ apparatus, using terms such as “mistrust” that is quite damning and alarming for Tehran’s rulers. Regime officials consider “mistrust” as possibly the main challenge facing their rule, concerned over the fact that “public mistrust” may lead into a new round of protests and national uprising sweeping across the country, similar to December 2017 and January 2018.

The Mardom-Salari daily, linked to the faction of Iranian regime President Hassan Rouhani, describes the mullahs’ main challenge as mistrust leading to a variety of social dilemmas. This list includes, “the immigration of the country’s bright minds to foreign countries, a decreasing trend of investments in the past several years, export revenues not returning to the country, and recently, members of the medium class migrating to neighboring countries after purchasing real estate.” This article explains all these cases are further examples of the public’s growing mistrust in government officials. “30 percent of Iranians prefer leaving the country, according to an official poll conducted by the Consensus Center,” according to a regime official cited by the state-run IRNA news agency.




The state-run Hamshahri daily portrayed a more alarming image in an October 16 article.

“… when people reach hatred, they only seek to destroy the target of their hatred. We know that Iran’s society is leaning towards mistrust. All social studies are showing such a trend. The Iranian society is leaning towards a boiling point from their hatred,” the piece reads.

Anyone familiar with the Iranian people and the circumstances inside Iran knows that the Iranian people specifically hold the mullahs’ regime responsible for all their miseries during the past 40 years.

Abdolreza Davari, a former regime official during the tenure of former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, described the Iranian people’s utter hatred of the mullahs’ regime as such: “The people are tired of the ‘principalists’ and ‘reformists.’ These two currents are actually viewed and considered as one that are only seeking their own personal/party interests and objectives. To say it plain and simple, the people are literally fed up regarding the ‘reformists’ and ‘principalists,’ and they should understand this themselves,” he said in remarks published by the E’temad website.

These remarks also signal the depth of the Iranian regime’s concerns regarding the future. The truth is the Iranian people consider the entirety of the mullahs’ apparatus as the reason behind all their miseries problems and dilemmas.